For Immediate Release
4 June 2015
The holy Council of Prelates of the Assyrian Church of the East, presided by His Beatitude Mar Aprem, Metropolitan of All India and Locum Tenens of the Patriarchal See of Seleucia-Ctesiphon, continued its plenary working session on Thursday, June 4, 2015.
By the Grace of the Holy Spirit, the Prelates continued to discuss the important matter of the election of the new Catholicos-Patriarch; as the chief shepherd has not yet been elected by the Prelates. Any other news to the contrary is incorrect and null.
The Council of Prelates continues to seek the prayers of our faithful as their shepherds and fathers in Christ, in our deliberations to elect the new Chief Shepherd and Father of Fathers for our holy Church.
May the Lord bless you all in the name of the Holy Trinity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; Amen.
Given at the episcopal residence in Dohuk, Iraq, this 4th day of June, 2015.
Mar Awa Royel ♰
By Grace: Bishop of California;
Secretary of the Holy Synod