Iraqi communists pay tribute to Chaldean Patriarch Raphael Louis Sako I, and thank him for his contribution to national reconciliation and for his continuous efforts to encourage the involvement of all political, ethnic, social and religious components in the management of shared institutions.
This is what a delegation of leaders of the Iraqi
Communist Party, who visited the headquarters of the Chaldean
Patriarchate on Monday, January 9th communicated to the Patriarch.
that occasion, the delegation also expressed its best wishes to the
Patriarch for the already celebrated Christmas and the start of the new
Founded in 1934, the Iraqi Communist Party played a major role in the
Iraqi political scene until the seventies of last century, taking part
in almost all national uprisings and major political events which
occurred in the country in the forties and fifties.
Then, in 1978, it
suffered severe repression by the regime of Saddam Hussein.
the US invasion of Iraq in 2003.