Thursday, October 10, 2013

Assyrian Christian Leader Welcomes Chaldean Catholic Patriarch's Overture

The following excerpts are from AINA.org:

  • Mar Dinkha IV, the head of the Assyrian Church of the East since 1976, has responded positively to an ecumenical overture by Patriarch Louis Raphaël I Sako, the head of the Chaldean Catholic Church since February.
  • The Assyrian Church of the East, now headquartered in Illinois, ceased to be in full communion with the Holy See following the Council of Ephesus in 431. The Chaldean Catholic Church, headquartered in Baghdad, arose in the sixteenth century when some Assyrian bishops sought the restoration of full communion with the Roman Pontiff. Each Eastern church has approximately 400,000 members.

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Assyrian Christian Leader Welcomes Chaldean Catholic Patriarch's Overture

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