Eastern Church: January 2010 Archives

Emil Shimoun Nona ordination.jpgOn January 8th, a new archbishop of Mossul, Iraq, was ordained: 42 year old Emil Shimoun Nona, a priest since he was 23, succeeded Archbishop Paulos Faraj Rahho, killed on March 12, 2008. 

The new archbishop was ordained by Patriarch Emmanuel III and 9 co-consecrators according to the rites of Chaldean Church. In 2004, the directory lists 20,600 Catholics with 10 diocesan priests and 4 religious priests. Our prayers go with Archbishop Emil as he begins his pontificate. More pictures of the ordination rites may be seen here.

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Paul A. Zalonski is from New Haven, CT. He is a member of the Fraternity of Communion and Liberation, a Catholic ecclesial movement and an Oblate of Saint Benedict. Contact Paul at paulzalonski[at]yahoo.com.



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