Tuesday, 29 April 2014

The passing of His Eminence Cardinal Mar Emmanuel III Delly

At the age of 86 years old, His Eminence Cardinal Mar Emmanuel III Delly passed away on 8 April 2014 in San Diego, California. His Holiness Pope Francis issued a telegram on 9 April 2014 stating:

"I offer you, the clergy, men and women religious and lay faithful of the Patriarchate, both in Iraq and in the diaspora, my condolences and the assurance of my prayers. I recall with deep gratitude the late Patriarch’s dedication to his people and to the promotion of respectful, just and peaceful relations with followers of other religious traditions."