VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis called the United Nations to act to end the humanitarian tragedy now under way in Iraq in a letter dated Saturday and delivered Wednesday to its secretary general, Ban Ki-moon.
The letter is the latest of the Pope’s interventions to stop the plight of Christians and other religious minorities in Iraq.
In Aug. 9 letter, Pope Francis writes that he has been following “the dramatic events of these past few days in Northern Iraq” with “heavy and anguished heart.”
There, the Pope said, “Christians and other religious minorities have been forced to flee from their homes and witness the destruction of their places of worship and religious patrimony.”
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