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Chaldean Catholic Church grows in California

January 07, 2016

Its numbers on the rise as Iraqi Christians emigrate to the United States, the Chaldean Eparchy of St. Peter the Apostle-- an Eastern Catholic diocese whose territory includes 19 states-- now has ten parishes and two missions in California alone, according to the magazine of the Catholic Near East Welfare Association.

The city of El Cajon has “two convents, a monastery and a seminary alongside a catechetical program serving 1,000 children, who learn to pray and celebrate the Qurbana, the Eucharistic liturgy of the Chaldean Church, in a modern form of the Aramaic language,” the magazine reported.


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