Al-Bushra called on 1.21.1998 the whole world to write and sign a letter of Appeal to the POPE, John Paul II to viosit Irqa.

Please support our APPEALImmediately

This is an example of a letter that you can use and let people sign it, send it by mail or by Email to the Vatican. We need 22 millions letters, the number of the inhabitant of IRAQ.

Appeal to the POPE John Paul II to visit Iraq as soon as possible The Holy SEE Vatican City Rome

Holy Father,

In a statement signed by 54 US Catholic bishops to President Clinton

They found "that after seven years:

1- Sanctions have taken the lives of well over one million persons, 60% of whom are children under five years of age. The 1991 bombing campaign destroyed electric, water and sewage plants, as well as agricultural, food and medical production facilities. All of these stuctures continue to be inoperative, or function at sub-minimal levels, because the sanctions have made it impossible to buy spare parts for their repair.

2- This bombing campaign, together with the total embargo in place since August 1990 was, and is, an attack against the civilian population of Iraq. Such counter-population warfare has been unequivocally condemned by the most authoritative teaching body of the Catholic Church, The Second Vatican Council (1962- 1965).

3- Independent agencies continue to document the devastating impact sanctions are having on the civilian population. These include the United Nation's own World Health Organization (WHO) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). In 1996, UNICEF reported that 4,500 children were dying monthly.

4- Leaders of the church in Iraq tell us that sanctions must end. For example, Archbishop Gabriel Kassab, of the southern region of Iraq, stated: "Epidemics rage, taking away infants and the sick by the thousands. Those children who survive disease succomb to malnutrition, which stunts their physical and mental development. Our situation is unbearable!...We appeal to people of conscience to work to end the blockade of Iraq...Let it be known that Resolution 986 (the so-called 'oil-for-food' resolution) has served to divert world attention from the tragedy, while in some respects aggravating it."

5- In fact, only 53% of money received for the sale of oil is available to Iraq. Thirty percent of the money realized from the oil revenues is paid to Kuwait, and a sizeable amount covers various costs of the U.N. expenses in Iraq. The food and medicine for Iraqi children, and the rest of the civilian population, from Resolution 986, are constantly delayed, largely because of the extraordinary complexity of the procedures for the implementation of the resolution.

WE URGE YOUR SANTITY AS PEOPLE OF THE WORLD TO TAKE YOURSELF THE INITIATIVE TO VISIT IRAQ. THE PEOPLE OF IRAQ ESPECIALLY THE CHILDREN WAITS FROM YOU THIS COURAGE STEP. YOU MAY WITH YOUR VISIT TOUCH THE CONSCIENCE OF THE LEADRES WHO ARE, WITH THOSE SANCTIONS, THAT YOU CALLED "PITILESS" KILLING INNOCENT CHILDREN.

THE WHOLE WORD WILL BE TOUCHED BY YOUR VISIT TO IRAQ. PEASE HOLY FATHER, TAKE THAT HISTORIC AND IMPORTANT VISIT, WE APPEAL TO YOU AS A MAN WHO WORKS FOR JUSTICE PAECE AND TRUTH.

Yours (here please collect signitures)

1- Send a letter and or a fax to the Vatican at:

H.H. Pope John Paul II

Apostolic Palace

Vatican City, Rome, Italia

Fax No. 00 396 6988536

Let the Vatican get a lot of faxes from everywhere, beside the forwarded ones that I am sending.

2- Contact your local Mass Media and urge them to write about the Campaign, write to the editors or your local, Radios, T.Vs, Magazines, News Papers etc

3- Speak out to your local congregation from any Religion, Community or faith and get signatures and urge them to do the same.

4- For any other language, if you have freinds in any place in the world use the language that you need, here are the most important ones:

CAMPAING TO COLLECT 22 MILLION LETERS AND SIGNATURES AS AN APPEAL TO THE POPE TO VISIT IRAQ AND STAND AGAINST THE KILLING OF THE CHIKLDREN OF IRAQ

Choose your language

1- ENGLISH SPEAKING

"Your Holiness,

Your presence in Iraq would send a strong message that it is the people suffering. Help stop the embargo. thanks, (ad your signature and email it this way to the Pope; Send it: first your party's ID, then @vatican.va" Or Fax No. 00 396 6988536

For a full letter, you can go to http://www.al-bushra.org, click on 22 million letters.

Thanks a alot, and God bless you,

Fr. Labib Kobti http://www.al-bushra.org

2- FRENCH SPEAKING (traduction: P. Labib Kobti)

Votre Sainteté Votre présence en Iraq pourrait offrir un grand message sur la souffrance du peuple d'Iraq. Aidez-nous a mettre fin à l'embargo. Merci.

(ajouter votre signature, puis envoyez le courriel de la manière suivante: écrivez d'abord votre nom, puis et ajoutez @vatican.va.

Ou pour une letter:H.H. Pope John Paul II Apostolic Palace Vatican City Fax No. 00 396 6988536

Pour une letter complete, visitez http://www.al-bushra.org et trouvez 22MILLION LETTERS

Grand Merci, Que Dieu vous benisse

P. Labib Kobti http://www.al-bushra.org

3- Italiano/ Italian (Translated by Patrizia Vassalo, Roma)

22 milioni di lettere da mandare al Papa con la richiesta di visitare l'Iraq e fermare l'uccisione dei bambini in Iraq

Your Holiness, Sua Santità La Sua presenza in Iraq testimonierebbe la sofferenza di questo popolo. Ci aiuti a fermare l'embargo. Grazie. (aggiungere la firma e spedire via e-mail al Papa, mettendo prima il proprio identificativo quindi @vatican.va

O Fax No. 00 396 6988536 Per una lettera completa vai a...... e clicca su 22 million letters Grazie e Dio vi benedica Padre Labib Kobti http://www.al-bushra.org

4- NETHERLANDS, Translated by Henk Bosch ( (VME NETHERLANDS)

Door Uw aanwezigheid in Irak laat U zien dat het de mensen zijn die lijden. Help om het embargo te beeindigen, dank U wel.

(voeg uw handtekening toe en email het op deze manier naar de Paus; zeng eerst uw eigen ID, dan @vatican.va. Fax No. 00 396 6988536

Voor een uitvoerige brief kunt u verbinding maken met http://www.al-bushra.org aanklikken op: 22 million

Onze dank en Gods zegen toegewenst.

5- ESPANOL (by Andre Frontin)

Su Santidad, Su presencia en Irqa puede llevar un gran mensaje sobre el sufrimiento del pueblo de este pais. Ayudenos a parar el embargo. Gracias (anada su firma y envie este mensaje. Para enviarlo: en primer lugar escriba su nombre y luego anada @vatican.ca) O Fax No. 00 396 6988536

Para una carta mas completa, visitar Http://www.al-bursha.orge y encontrara 22 millones de cartas.

Muchas gracias Y que Dios les bendiga P. Labib Kobti http://www.al-bushra.org

6- In German/ Deuthsch ( Translated by Yves Reichenbach, Swizerland, Sion)

Eure Heiligkeit,

Ein Besuch von Ihnen im Irak wäre eine wichtige Friedensbotschaft und für die ganze Welt ein Zeichen zur Rettung von Tausenden von unschuldigen Kindern vor dem Tod durch fehlende Nahrungsmittel und Medikamente. Wir bitten Sie, uns bei dem Kampf zur Aufhebung des Irak-Embargo zu unterstützen.

Vatican/Fax No. 00 396 6988536

Fur ein Brief: http://www.al-bushra.org, 22 million

Danke

Fr. Labib Kobti

Post Scriptum: Please, for more inforamtion about the Middle East and the stand of the Church, visit http://www.al-bushra.org

To Email: Send it: first your party's ID, then @vatican.va