The indignation expressed by Rorate Caeli deserves to be echoed. We are not a serious people. It’s one thing to have legitimate diversions, recreations, pastimes, and hobbies. It is quite another when games of football become an obsession and “news,” especially when our Catholic brothers and sisters are being butchered by the Prophet’s fanatical minions, mostly due to the foreign policy of our own nation, which pandered to international monied interests to invade Iraq.
The head of the Chaldean-Catholic Church, Patriarch Louis Raphael I Sako, has this to say about Iraq and football:
Sako fears Iraq will soon fall apart. “At present there are three fragments of Iraq, a Sunni one, a Kurdish one and a Shiite one. The Kurds already enjoy autonomy anyway. The Shiites do as well in a sense. Now the Sunnis are following suit. Iraq will therefore be divided up.”
The bishop condemned Western states who he said “find football” in the current World Cup “more interesting than the situation here or in Syria.”
He said Western policy only pursues economic interests. “The international community should put pressure on Iraqi politicians to make them find a political solution and form a government of national unity.”
Sako views the Sunni oriented ISIL as a global security threat. The group, he added, “intends to found an Islamic state with oil wells in order to Islamize the world. I think this is a danger for all.” [Source]
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