09 November 2015

Iraq: Patriarch calls protest against law on Islamization of minors

Under new legislation, children in Iraq will be automatically registered as Muslim when they are born. Chaldean Patriarch Raphael I Louis has called for a demonstration to protest against the law which is being described as 'the Islamization of minors'. Campaigners will gather on Tuesday, November 10, in front of the Chaldean Church of Saint George in Baghdad to protest.

In addition to Christians from different denominations, the protest will be attended will be attended by groups belonging to the religious communities of the Yazidis, Mandaeans and Sabean, political activists and representatives of civil society organizations.

In a statement, released by the Chaldean Patriarchate, Patriarch Raphael I Louis reiterates that the law on the Islamization of minors represents a violation for the unity among the different components of the Iraqi people. [Independent Catholic News] Read more