The Undersecretary for relations with the states of Vatican Secretariat of State Mgr Camilleri has today received Mrs. Kader to discuss the latest developments in the Kurdistan Region.
Particularly, at the center of the talks, the evolutions in the liberation process of the city of Mosul, relations with Baghdad and the upcoming referendum on the independence of the region. As for the various religious minorities present in Iraq, Sunni and Shiite clashes continue, Christians, mostly refugees in the Kurdistan Region, want to be protected by the Kurdish government, as does other minorities. For this reason, it is necessary to work towards a process of real reconciliation between all the different ethnic-religious components in order to restore peace and stability in the area. In addition, to the ongoing humanitarian crisis for nearly two million refugees and displaced persons, there is an evident problem of reconstruction of villages and mine clearing operations in the area.
Finally, Mrs. Kader renewed to Mgr. Camilleri to forward the invitation for the Holy Father to visit the Kurdistan Region because the Kurdish people need His presence on site, to feel strongly His support, and believe in a future of peace and brotherhood.
Mgr. Camilleri will transfer the message to the Holy Father, hoping that violence and discrimination will end as soon as possible.