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Quote of the Week

Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life

6th Sunday after Dinha (Epiphany)

1 February 2015

 

 

 

January 2015

Jesus said to her, ‘Give me to drink’

(Jon 4:7).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Archbishop  Amil Nona the new Bishop of St. Thomas Chaldean Eparchy

The Vatican announced today Pope Francis' approval of the canonical election by the Synod of Bishops of the Chaldean Church of Rev. Basel Yaldo as auxiliary of the Patriarchate of Babylon of the Chaldeans.

The bishop-elect was born in Telkaif, Iraq, in 1970 and was ordained a priest in 2002. He studied theology at the Pontifical Urbanian University and holds a master's degree in dogmatic theology and a doctorate from the same University. He has served in a number of roles, including vice-rector of the major seminary of the Chaldeans in Baghdad, lecturer in dogmatic theology at the Babel College, deputy priest of the Church of the Sacred Heart in Baghdad, and special secretary to the late Patriarch Cardinal Emmanuel III Delly.

He is currently priest of the St. George Chaldean Catholic Church in Michigan, U.S.A.

 

The Holy Father also appointed Archbishop Amel Shamon Nona as bishop of the Chaldean eparchy of St. Thomas the Apostle in Sydney, Australia

Formerly Chaldean archbishop of Mossul, Iraq, he retains the dignity of archbishop and succeeds Msgr. Djibrail Kassab, whose resignation was accepted.

 

And the Pope appointed Chorbishop Emmanuel Challita as bishop of the Chaldean eparchy of Mar Addai in Toronto, Canada.

The bishop-elect was born in Fishkabour-Zakho, Iraq, in 1956 and ordained a priest in 1984. He holds a doctorate in biblical theology from the Pontifical Urbanian University, Rome, and has served in a number of pastoral roles, including deputy priest of the St. Joseph's parish, Troy, Michigan, U.S.A. He is currently priest of St. George's parish in Township, Michigan, U.S..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

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