New Chaldean Catholic bishop plots a fresh pastoral path
Chaldean Bishop Biwai Soro had been a priest and pastor for more than a decade when he stumbled on a simpler, more basic understanding of priesthood.
“The Church is not about seeking my future, my ideas, my career, my episcopacy, my priesthood,” Soro told The Catholic Register. “Really, the Church is about connecting people to God. Priesthood is a conduit.”
As the new bishop to a Canadian Church which has grown in recent years because of the refugee Christians fleeing ISIS in Iraq and Syria, the connections Soro hopes to make are complex — spiritually, culturally and politically.
It’s a task the 63-year-old