Two key Vatican archbishops showing support for military strikes in Iraq

These aren’t armchair quarterbacks making sterile speculations.  These are two senior archbishops whose day job is to be directly involved in such matters.

The Vatican’s representative at UN headquarters in Geneva has said that “military action in this moment is probably necessary” to curb the slaughter of Christians in Iraq.

Archbishop Silvani Tomasi told Vatican Radio that in the long run, the only solution to Iraq’s problems will come with “a dialogue of reconciliation and the acceptance of diversity,” with a regime that ensures equal rights for all. But in the immediate future, the crucial question is the survival of the country’s Christian minority. (Source)


Archbishop Giorgio Lingua, who serves as the Pope Francis’ ambassador to Baghdad, told Vatican radio that American strikes are “something that had to be done, otherwise [ISIS] could not be stopped.” (Source)

The sad reality of today’s world is that multilateral agreement is almost impossible to achieve anymore. The world is too fragmented now. The United Nations is paralyzed. Even NATO can barely agree on anything. At times like these, we need a few brave countries to step up and do the right thing.

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  1. The following was sent by Father John Pitzer, formerly at Holy Ghost Church & now New Orleans. Please offer your prayers & share with as many people as possible:

    “Just a few minutes ago I received the following text message on my phone from Sean Malone who leads Crisis Relief International (CRI). We then spoke briefly on the phone & I assured him that we would share this urgent prayer need with all of our contacts.
    “He said, ‘We lost the city of Queragosh (Qaraqosh). It fell to ISIS & they are beheading children systematically. This is the city we have been smuggling food to. ISIS has pushed back Peshmerga (Kurdish forces) & is within 10 minutes of where our CRI team is working. Thousands more fled into the city of Erbil last night. The UN evacuated it’s staff in Erbil. Our team is unmoved & will stay. Prayer cover needed!’

    “Please pray sincerely for the deliverance of the people of Northern Iraq from the terrible advancement of ISIS & its extreme Islamic goals for mass conversion or death for Christians across this region.

    “May I plead with you not to ignore this email. Do not forward it before you have prayed through it. Then send it to as many people as possible.

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