ROME — A Syrian bishop is happy with the election of Archbishop Louis Sako as Patriarch of the Chaldean Catholic Church because he believes his experience at building dialogue in Iraq could save the lives of many Christians.
Archbishop Sako of Kirkuk was selected Feb. 1 by his fellow Chaldean Catholic bishops as the new Patriarch of Babylon, replacing Cardinal Emmanuel III Delly.
“He is young and involved in conversations with Muslims so we hope we can achieve this in Syria, too,” said Bishop Antoine Audo, the head of the Diocese of Aleppo in northern Syria.
“We’ve lost security everywhere, especially in Aleppo. The situation in the whole country is very bad,” he added in a Feb. 1...READ MORE