The clergy of St. Peter Diocese, along with the faithful, gathered in St. Peter Cathedral to attend the funeral service of His Beatitude, Patriarch Emeritus and Cardinal Emmanuel III Delly, Chaldean Patriarch of Babylon. The service began with a procession into the church. The casket of the deceased was processed into the Cathedral by the priests who have gathered from all over the Western United States to bid farewell to the late Patriarch. The casket was then placed on the altar, where all priests of the Church are put during their funerals with the gospel placed on top of the casket as a sign of his rank in the Church.
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