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Chaldean Patriarch urges priests in US to examine consciences about unauthorized flights from Iraq

May 09, 2016

Chaldean Catholic Patriarch Louis Raphael I Sako, who has consistently urged Christians not to leave Iraq, has urged Chaldean priests who immigrated to the US without official permission to reflect on their priestly duties.

The Chaldean prelate made this recommendation as he announced the appointment of Archbishop Shlemon Warduni, who has been serving as an auxiliary bishop in Baghdad, to become apostolic administrator for the Chaldean parishes in the US. Patriarch Sako described this appointment as a “new beginning,” which should allow Chaldean prelates to examine their own consciences. “Please, do not let anyone separate you from your original dioceses or monasteries,” he said.

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