Chaldean Catholic Church grows in California

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Its numbers on the rise as Iraqi Christians emigrate to the United States, the Chaldean Eparchy of St. Peter the Apostle– an Eastern Catholic diocese whose territory includes 19 states– now has ten parishes and two missions in California alone, according to the magazine of the Catholic Near East Welfare Association.

The city of El Cajon has “two convents, a monastery and a seminary alongside a catechetical program serving 1,000 children, who learn to pray and celebrate the Qurbana, the Eucharistic liturgy of the Chaldean Church, in a modern form of the Aramaic language,” the magazine reported.
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