The following excerpts are from AINA.org:
The head of the Chaldean Catholic Church met with Iraq's leading Shiite Muslim cleric, who expressed sympathy for the plight of Christians persecuted by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
The Islamic State is a Sunni Muslim jihadist group.
"I asked him to call for speeding up the formation of a national unity government," Patriarch Louis RaphaÃ«l I Sako said following his August 9 meeting with Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, who stated that persecuted Christians would be welcome to take refuge in his city of Najaf.
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