Bawai Soro

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Bawai Soro
Eparch of Toronto
ChurchChaldean Catholic Church
DioceseChaldean Catholic Eparchy of Mar Addai of Toronto
AppointedOctober 31, 2017
InstalledNovember 29, 2017
PredecessorEmanuel Hana Shaleta
Other postsSpiritual Director, Seminary of Mar Abba the Great
Orders
OrdinationFebruary 21, 1982
ConsecrationOctober 21, 1984
Personal details
Born (1954-03-03) March 3, 1954 (age 65)
Kirkuk, Iraq
Previous postAuxiliary Eparch of the Chaldean Catholic Eparchy of San Diego
Titular Bishop of Foratiana
Styles of
Bawai Soro
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Reference style
Spoken styleHis Grace
Religious styleEparch

Bawai Soro (born March 3, 1954) is an Eparch of the Chaldean Catholic Church for the Chaldean Catholic Eparchy of Mar Addai of Toronto.

Biography[edit]

Soro was baptized in the Assyrian Church of the East. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1982 and to the episcopate in 1984. He served the Assyrian eparchy of the Western United States, and subsequently the eparchy of California. He was a strong supporter of the dialogue between the Assyrian Church of the East and the Catholic Church, and was disappointed when this dialogue was suspended in 2004.

After pursuing studies first at the Catholic University of America in Washington, and later at the Pontifical University of St Thomas Aquinas in Rome, where he obtained a doctorate, Bishop Mar Bawai Soro (along with nearly one thousand Assyrian Christian families) was received into communion with the Chaldean Catholic Church in May 2008.

Pope Francis appointed Soro auxiliary eparch for the Chaldean Catholic Eparchy of Saint Peter the Apostle of San Diego on January 11, 2014.[1] On October 31, 2017, Pope Francis appointed Soro as eparch of the Chaldean Catholic Eparchy of Mar Addai of Toronto.[2] He was installed on November 29, 2017.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bishop Bawai (Ashur) Soro". Retrieved August 9, 2017.
  2. ^ "Pope Francis Names New Bishop of Chaldean Eparchy of Toronto". Retrieved October 31, 2017.

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Episcopal succession[edit]

Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Emanuel Hana Shaleta
Eparch of Toronto
2017-Present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
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Auxiliary Eparch of the Chaldean Catholic Eparchy of San Diego
2014-2017
Succeeded by
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