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Iraq's Chaldeans elect patriarch to replace Delly

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VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Benedict XVI on Friday approved the election of Monsignor Louis Sako as patriarch of Iraq's Chaldean Catholic Church, the Vatican said. Sako, 64, is replacing retired Emmanuel III Delly, 85, who became Iraq's first cardinal when he was elevated by Benedict in 2007. Bishops of the Eastern rite church chose Sako, archbishop of Kirkuk since 2003, as their patriarch earlier...

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