The Patriarch of the Chaldean Catholic Church, Louis Raphaël Sako, claims that the Western world has a good share of responsibility in the political instability in the Middle East and the worsening of the living conditions of the Christian communities in the region.
Cardinal Sako spoke at the 55th Munich Security Conference that ended on February 17, 2019.
In his speech, the primate of the Chaldean Church pointed out the destabilizing action of the western powers in Iraq, especially with the fall of Saddam Hussein that created “a political void that led to sectarianism and corruption.”
According to the high-ranking prelate, there is no doubt about it: the “western leaders did everything to promote their economy and serve their own interests to the detriment of our countries.”
Not to mention the exodus of the Christian populations who fled the violence of the Islamic State, populations that “no one tries to help return home. We have suffered enough,” concluded Cardinal Sako.
The political leaders present in the audience—including the German chancellor Angela Merkel and the American vice-president Mike Pence—did not react, simply admitting that “the global order is in rough shape.”
The Eastern Christians have once again been betrayed by the West. Unfortunately, one could hardly expect anything else from apostate and de-Christianized nations whose leaders’ only guide is their one-world ideology and their economic appetite. But their shortsighted policies have not yet understood the lesson to be learned from the caliphate that just disappeared. Nature abhors a vacuum…