H.B. Patriarch Sako and Bishops visit Orange County

Today H.B. Patriarch Louis Sako alongside Bishops, Mar Emmanuel Shaleta, Mar Shlemon Warduni, Bishop Basilios Yaldo and Bishop Sarhad Jammo also accompanied with Father David Stephen started their road trip to visit every parish in St. Peter Chaldean Catholic Diocese.

The first stop so far has been Orange County, visiting Saint George Chaldean Catholic Church. The Church greeted the Patriarch with a procession inside the church, where the Patriarch and the bishops prayed together with the faithful and each Bishop spoke of the beauty of the visit.

Finally the Patriarch went up and spoke about how these few days have been a huge celebration for the diocese and today being especially beautiful for Saint George Church since Bishop Emanuel Shaleta served there and Saint Paul Church as a priest for fourteen years! The faithful were so happy to see their once Father but now Bishop return to their Church. Bishop Sarhad Jammo also welcomed Bishop Emanuel Shaleta and spoke of all the great things that he had done at St. George while a priest there. Afterwards the Patriarch accepted questions from the faithful regarding the Diocese and the Chaldean Church as whole.

Finally the faithful with the Patriarch and the Bishops shared in lunch together.