Monsignor Sulaiman Denha

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It is with great sadness to inform The Chaldean faithful about the passing of Monsignor Sulaiman Denha.  He was born in Telkaif Iraq, on July 24, 1932 and entered into his eternal reward on September 10, 2017. He began his priestly studies in 1951 in Mosul, Iraq and was ordained in 1959.  He was sent to Lebanon in that same year for further studies.  Monsignor Denha taught in Telkaif until 1961, Then was appointed pastor in Basra, Iraq in 1966.  After Immigrating to The United States in 1979, he was appointed to serve Chaldeans in the Virginia area.  Returning to Detroit in 1980, He assisted Fr. Yasso at Sacred Heart Church, then appointed to serve St. Joseph Church in Troy Michigan in 1982. In 1983 he was again appointed  to serve Sacred Heart Church in Detroit.  Later Msgr. Denha was appointed to assist at Mar Addai Church in Oak Park in 1991 and has served there until his retirement.