Translation of the conversation that took place between His Beatitude Patriarch Cardinal Louis Sako and the young man Mina George in Rome on October 26, 2018
Patriarch Sako: Where are you from? And whose son?
Mina: From the people of Sharanesh, Son of Nadir… We have relatives, our cousin is from Omra… I follow your achievements
The Patriarch: You live, you live
Mina: I just want to tell you that your work is very good
The Patriarch: People are not satisfied, they are not satisfied, and people have tired us, they have tired us
Mina: I’m tired of you! Ha
The Patriarch: What do they want from us, we gave our lives to them… Each of us could have been better than them…. But they are ruthless… They speak, and whatever comes to their mind they write, there is always talk.
Mina: I just wanted to know one thing! Who is responsible for the transfer of priests? Is it the bishop or the patriarch?
The Patriarch: The Archbishop. The bishop, in every parish, is the bishop
Mina: And the patriarch, isn’t he related?
The Patriarch: Yes, he has a relationship, but we issued a law that every six years the priest is transferred.
Mina: Look… it’s an opportunity and I saw you, and it was a dream to see you and talk to you, we are very proud of you…. I was the student of the seminar… It’s permissible. You hear about me.. Mina Georkes.
The Patriarch:Yes, perhaps, yes, let’s take a walk
Mina: Certainly some things happened from Reverend Joseph who Sexual Harassed me.
The Patriarch: on you?? Are you (Ait Iot – in Chaldean)??? ………..Hahahahahaha
Mina: I am!!! I’m Mina!!! What do I tell you???
The Patriarch: Ok, now you forget that… that went on his way
The Patriarch: But I tell you one thing
Mina: Yes sir
The Patriarch: You must, and as long as you are a believer, you must also have mercy... We are keen on you, and the Metropolitan notices him very very much, and he cannot do anything. He has now made repentance
Mina: But your Beatitude … I mean, excuse me… How do you Transfer a priest priests from one place to another… This is a threat, and it is a danger… I have already heard that things happened in Iran when he was there, and we do not accuse him, and there are things I heard from many people