Statement of Congratulations and Gratitude

On behalf of Saint Matthew Catholic Church, it is our privilege to extend our heartfelt congratulations to our dear Bishop H.E. Mar Bawai Soro, on his appointment by our Holy Father Pope Francis to serve as Bishop in the Chaldean Eparchy of Saint Peter the Apostle of San Diego. Bishop Mar Bawai Soro stood firm and persistent in his mission all through the past eight years and he did prevail.

We rejoice with him in this great jubilation. We are truly grateful for his spiritual leadership in our Church and his great dedication to our faith.

We pledge our continued support and we offer our prayers for Bishop Mar Bawai Soro as he takes on this blessed assignment.

It is with honor that we express our gratitude to our dear Bishop H.E. Mar Sarhad Y. Jammo for his outstanding efforts to fulfill this accomplishment. He stood firm behind the truth and justice in the Chaldean Catholic Church. We hold enormous and endless respect to Bishop Mar Sarhad’s great enthusiasm towards Church unity.

“I in them and you in me, that they may be brought to perfection as one, that the world may know that you sent me, and you loved them even as you loved me.” John 17:23

We also extend our particular gratitude to our Holy Father Pope Francis for approving the Chaldean Synod and assigning the Titular See of Foraziana to our dear Bishop Mar Bawai Soro in the pastoral service of St. Peter Diocese.

Congratulations to Bishop Mar Sarhad Y. Jammo and to Bishop Mar Bawai Soro, and may God Bless you both on your journey united in Christ.

Truly yours in the service of our Lord Jesus Christ,
Basil Aboona, Church Council President
St. Matthew Assyrian Chaldean Catholic Church
Ceres, California