The Synod of Bishops of the Chaldean Church for the election of a new Patriarch of Babylon opened in Rome today, according to Vatican Insider (article in Italian)
. There are 15 bishops taking part in the election: seven from Iraq, two from Iran, two from the United States, and one each from Lebanon, Syria, Australia, and Canada.
The Synod began today with lectio divina
and a spiritual conference. Tomorrow will be devoted to discussion about the needs of the Chaldean Church. The actual election will begin on Wednesday.
Prayers for a good outcome to this election.