The date of publishing 27/10/2010 07:00 AM
The Vatican (agencies): The Vatican requested not to carry out the death sentence, which was issued in Baghdad against former deputy prime minister of Iraq Tareq Aziz, according to a statement of the Holy See. Said Father federico lombardi, Vatican spokesman in a written statement that " the position of the Catholic Church of the death penalty is well known. From here, actually we hope not to the application of the right of Tariq Aziz."
The Vatican called on to save the lives of Aziz, who was the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Iraq, then deputy prime minister during the regime of Saddam Hussein, "only to facilitate reconciliation and peace-building and justice in Iraq after the great suffering that have taken place," this country.
Lombardi said "with regard to the possibility of humanitarian intervention, the Holy See does not work in general in the form of an open, but through diplomatic channels," he said.
Was the late Pope John Paul II met Aziz (74 years old), Chaldean Christian in February 2003 at the Vatican. Aziz asked at the time of the late Pope to intervene a month before the US-led invasion of Iraq.
The Supreme Criminal Court in Baghdad issued Tuesday sentenced to death "by hanging until death," Tariq Aziz, former Iraqi officials and two other Saadoun Shaker, Abd Hamid hamoud after being found guilty in the case of "The religious parties," he said.