Patriarch of Babylon of the Chaldean Catholic Church
His Beatitude Louis Raphael I Sako was ordained a priest in 1974 at Mosul (Iraq) and appointed Bishop of Kirkuk in 2002. Renowned intellectual, he holds a Doctorate from the Pontifical University of Rome (1983), a Master Degree in Islamic case-law (1984) and a Doctorate from the Sorbonne University (1986). Among the many distinctions he has received: the Pax Christi Award (2010) in France. He has written about 20 theological books.