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Friday, November 13, 2009


VATICAN CITY, 13 NOV 2009 (VIS) - The Holy Father gave his assent to the canonical election by the Synod of Bishops of the Chaldean Church of Fr. Emil Shimoun Nona of the clergy of the eparchy of Alqosh, Iraq, vicar general and professor of anthropology at Babel College, as archbishop of Mossul of the Chaldeans (Catholics 18,200, priests 16, permanent deacons 1, religious 10), Iraq. The archbishop-elect was born in Alqosh in 1967 and ordained a priest in 1991.
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