Bishop Bawai Soro was born in Kirkuk, Iraq, in 1954. He was ordained a priest in 1982 in the Assyrian Church of the East and consecrated a bishop in 1984. Bishop Soro studied theology at the Catholic University of America and earned a doctorate in ecclesiology from the Angelicum in Rome in 2002. In 2008, he entered in Communion with the Catholic Church. And then, in 2017, Pope Francis appointed Soro bishop of the Chaldean Catholic Eparchy of Mar Addai of Toronto. Bishop Soro has published many articles and lectures widely on topics of history and theology.
Amanda Achtman recently sat down with Bishop Bawai Soro, an Iraqi Christian leader serving Canada’s approximately 40,000 Chaldean Catholics who is passionate about exploring the common heritage of Iraqi Jews and Iraqi Christians. In this interview, Achtman spoke with Bishop Soro about some of the shared patrimony, the Jewish roots of the Chaldean liturgy, and how Middle Eastern Christians can help combat antisemitism.
Amanda Achtman & Bawai SoroJanuary 28, 2020