Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Patriarch Delly in France

Patriarch Dally III, Chaldean Patriarch of Babylon

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After meeting with His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI and visiting Italy and Germany, on His first European tour since his patriarchal ordination, our beloved patriarch His Beatitude Mar Emmanuel III Delly, the Chaldean Patriarch of Babylon has arrived to Paris as his third European station.
He was received by the President of France: Mr. Jack Chirac, along with his staff:
- Bishop Shlemoon Warduni (Auxiliary bishop for the diocese of Baghdad),
- Msgr. Phillip Najim (The Patriarchal Procurator for the Holy See), and
- Msgr. Petrus Yousif (The Patriarchal Procurator in France).

After finishing his first European “Pastoral Visit,” his beatitude Mar Emmanuel will be heading to America to visit the Chaldean community of America. This community is the second largest Chaldean community in the world after the mother country Iraq. Chaldeans of America has two dioceses: St. Tomas (for the eastern states) and of St. Peter (for the western once). The approximate number of Chaldeans living in America is around 200,000. After His visit to America, His Beatitude will terminate his tour by visiting Australia and New Zealand.