Patriarch of Chaldean Catholic Church, Mar Louis Raphael Sako, Appointed Cardinal by Pope Francis

The Middle East Council of Churches congratulates His Beatitude, Patriarch Mar Louis Raphael Sako of the Chaldean Catholic Church of Babylon, on his appointment by Pope Francis as one of 14 new Cardinals in the Catholic Church. The inauguration will take place on 29 June, 2018 at The Papal Basilica of St. Peter in the Vatican in Rome.

MECC Acting Secretary General, Dr. Souraya Bechealany, wrote on behalf of the Council and General Secretariat to offer the Council’s best wishes to HB Patriarch Sako in this new endeavor.