On Saturday, August 26, 2017, His Beatitude Patriarch Louis Sako arrived for his pastoral visit to St. Peter Chaldean Catholic Cathedral. He was greeted by bishops: Mar Sarhad Jammo, Mar Shlemon Warduni, Mar Emmanuel Shaleta, Mar Bawai Soro, and Mar Basilios Yaldo, who accompanied the Patriarch.
Present in the church were also priests, deacons, other servers, seminarians, monks, nuns, and many of the faithful. Bishop Sarhad greeted His Beatitude the Patriarch after the procession into the church, followed by words from the Apostolic Administrator, Bishop Shlemon Warduni.
The Patriarch then spoke of love, unity and hope for a good future for our Church all over the world, and especially in this diocese.
Photos by Nasrat Damman