Readout of Chancellor Masrour Barzani’s meeting with Vatican Secretary of State

Chancellor Masrour Barzani received today a delegation of Christian leaders led by Vatican State Secretary Pietro Parolin and discussed the plight of Christians and other religious groups in Iraq and the Middle East. Chancellor Barzani outlined KRG’s commitment to protect Christians and other persecuted and vulnerable communities seeking safety and refuge in the Kurdistan Region. They exchanged ideas on how Kurdistan Region, the Holy See and the international community can work together to foster the dignified return of displaced Christians to their ancestral homes, address their security needs, and counter violence and extremist ideology.