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New Eparchial Bishop appointed for Chaldean Catholic Eparchy of Mar Addai of Toronto

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(CCCB – Ottawa)... The Most Reverend Bawai Soro has been named Eparchial Bishop of the Chaldean Catholic Eparchy of Mar Addai of Toronto. Until the new Eparchial Bishop takes canonical possession of the Eparchy, the Most Reverend Francis Kalabat, Eparchial Bishop of the Chaldean Eparchy of Saint Thomas the Apostle of Detroit, will remain as Apostolic Administrator, sede vacante, for the Chaldean Catholic Eparchy of Mar Addai of Toronto.

According to the CCCB 2017 Directory, the Eparchy of Mar Addai of Toronto has 10 parishes and missions, with a population of 40,000 served by 10 diocesan priests and two deacons. Established in June 2011, the Eparchy is the only Chaldean diocese in Canada and includes all the country's Chaldean Catholics.

Last Updated on Tuesday, October 31 2017  
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Canada’s oldest diocese, the Archdiocese of Quebec, was established in 1674. Most Reverend François de Laval was its first Bishop.