Sako calls for a unified civil law for personal status in Iraq

(ACIMENA. Georgina Behnam Hababa).

Patriarch of the Chaldean Church, Cardinal Louis Raphael Sako, called on the Iraqi state to issue a unified civil law for personal status to address religious, sectarian and cultural pluralism. He considered that his proposal would remove the country from its sectarian divisions and enhance the national and humanitarian sense and the values ​​of coexistence.

In his speech at a conference on “Personal Status Law for Christians in Iraq,” Sako promised yesterday at the Catholic University in Erbil, Iraq, that legislating a new law specifically for Christians’ personal status is necessary. He saw this as a guarantee of their rights and stability for their families, in the absence of a unified civil law.

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