2021.12.24 – 20:35
Baghdad – people
I held a party on the occasion of birthdays, at the Joseph Cathedral, and the Church of Our Lady of Deliverance, in the presence of the Governor of the Central Bank, Mostafa Ghaleb.
A statement issued by the Central Bank, of which “Nass” received a copy (December 24, 2021), stated: “The Governor of the Central Bank of Iraq, His Excellency Mustafa Ghaleb Mikheib, participated in the celebration of birthdays, as His Excellency and his deputy attended the celebrations held in The Church of Joseph Cathedral and the Church of Our Lady of Salvation in Baghdad.
He added, “After completing the religious ceremonies, gifts were distributed to the children celebrating this occasion, with the support of the Community Initiatives Fund, which is supervised by the Central Bank and the Association of Private Banks and funded by private banks.”
In his speech, the Governor of the Bank congratulated Christians on the occasion of Christmas, and said, “The glorious Christmas, with its spiritual, religious and symbolic connotations, reinforces in our souls the values of the one home,” adding that “peaceful coexistence is the only option for building Iraq.”
He explained that “the Iraqi mosaic, which includes all its components, is considered an important sign in Iraq, and gives an impression of coexistence and harmony among its nationalities.”
For his part, Patriarch Cardinal Louis Raphael Sako said: “This great initiative contributes greatly to increasing fraternity among the Iraqi people,” noting that “the Central Bank, through its Fund for Initiatives, supports Christians through the rehabilitation of some churches.”