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Celebrating the Divine Mysteries for the First Time

Patriarch Sako celebrates the High Mass at St. Peter Chaldean Catholic Cathedral

In his first pastoral visit to St. Peter Diocese, His Beatitude Mar Louis Raphael Sako celebrated the High Mass on Sunday, August 27, 2017 at St. Peter Cathedral.

In attendance at the mass were Bishop Shlemon Warduni, the Apostolic Administrator, Bishop Sarhad Jammo, the bishop-emeritus, Bishop Emmanuel Shaleta, Bishop Bawai Soro, and Bishop Basilio Yaldo. It was also attended by priests of the cathedral, deacons, seminarians, nuns and other servers. The Cathedral was filled to capacity, resembling a Christmas or Easter mass in the number of faithful who attended the Mass.

Photos by Basil Mekha