Thursday, April 28, 2005

Photos of the Pope with Leaders of Chaldean Church

Pope Benedict in Tour in St. Peter's Square at the end of the Audience

* All photos are taken by FR. Rayan Atto - Rome

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The Chaldean Patriarch Delli III with the Pope Benedict the XVI
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Bishop Jammo
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Bishop Ibrahim
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The Patriarch Delli III with Bishops Ibrahim and Jammo of U.S.A.
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Chaldean Group
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Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Pope Benedict XVI First "General Audience"

Summary of the Pope’s Speech in His First "General Audience"

Dear Brothers and Sisters,
It is with great joy that I welcome you and also greet those following this audience through radio and television. After the holy death of my beloved predecessor, Pope John Paul II, I come before you today for my first General Audience. Filled with sentiments of awe and thanksgiving, I wish to speak of why I chose the name Benedict. Firstly, I remember Pope Benedict XV, that courageous prophet of peace, who guided the Church through turbulent times of war. In his footsteps I place my ministry in the service of reconciliation and harmony between peoples. Additionally, I recall Saint Benedict of Norcia, co-patron of Europe, whose life evokes the Christian roots of Europe. I ask him to help us all to hold firm to the centrality of Christ in our Christian life: May Christ always take first place in our thoughts and actions!
I extend a special welcome to the English-speaking pilgrims here today, including groups from England, Wales, Ireland, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Australia, Vietnam, India, Pakistan, Singapore and the United States of America. Thank you for the affection with which you have greeted me. Upon all of you, I invoke the peace and joy of Jesus Christ our Lord!

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Pope’s First "General Audience"

Tomorrow Wednesday His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI is doing his First General Audience in St. Peter’s Square. Our Patriarch Mar Emmanuel III Delli along with two Chaldean Bishops of U.S.A. Mar Sarhad Y. Jammo and Mar Ibrahim Ibrahim will attend the Audience along with Msgr. Phillip Najim the Patriarcal delegate for the Holy See.

The General Audience is a weekly meeting between the Pope and the people. Anybody can see Him sitting in the square. After giving His speech, the Pope starts receiving greetings from the faithful and pilgrims from all over the world.
Thus it is a unique moment to see the Pope, especially at the end when he makes a turn in St. Peter’s Square to salute the faithful.

We hope good luck for all with the pictures.

Monday, April 25, 2005

Chaldean Patriarcal Synod, Baghdad April 18-21
First line: Right to left:
1- Sarhad Jammo (West-U.S.A.)
2- Jibrael Kassab (Basrah)
3- Toma Meram (Ormi-Iran)

4- Patriarch Dalli III (Baghdad)

5- Andrawis Sanna (Retired- Kirkuk)
6- Jacques Ishaac (Baghdad-Babylon College)
7- Faraj Paul Rahho (Mosul)

Second line: Right to left
1- Louis Sako (Kirkuk)
2- Rabban QasRabban (Ammadiyah- Kurdistan)
3- Ramzey Garmo (Tehran- Iran)
4- Mikha Maqddassi (Alqosh)
5- Shlemoon Wardooni (Baghdad-Patriarchal Auxiliary)
6- Antwaan Audo (Halab - Syria)
7- Petrus Harbooli (Zakhoo - Kurdistan)
8- Andrawis Aboona (Baghdad – Patriarchal Auxiliary)

* It is good to note that a few bishops were absent from the Synod because of the situation in Iraq.
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Exclusive Kaldaya:

This is the first photo for the Chaldean patriarchal Synod held in Baghdad on April (18-21).

Immediately after the Synod, our Patriarch “Emmanuel III Dalli” flew to Rome along with our beloved Bishop Mar Jammo.
We’ll provide you with their pictures with His Holyness Pope Benedict XVI.

God be with them all.