The Prince of Wales has said he is “heartbroken” by the situation in Iraq, and has donated money to help suffering Christians through the Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need, reports The Tablet.
In a strongly-worded letter, Prince Charles told the Chaldean Patriarch Louis Raphael Sako: “You can have no idea how heartbroken I am to hear of the truly unbearable and barbaric persecution being suffered by Christians in Iraq.”
Within the typed letter the Prince had personally underlined the word “profound” in pen when offering prayers and profound sympathy, adding that it felt “hopelessly inadequate.”
“Diabolic evil” had wrought terrible suffering in the region, he said, adding that he hoped “peace would return to the cradle of civilisation.”
Responding yesterday from Iraq, the Patriarch thanked Prince Charles for his words and said he was moved by the gesture.