“It has been rumored that our Church signed documents regarding the deportation issue. To my (Bishop Francis Kalabat) capacity, as a permanent member of the church synod, I would like to formally state that this is NOT true, and that was no signed document or any type of agreement made with the Iraqi government or anyone else, that would allow the deportation of Chaldeans to Iraq.  There was no such thing discussed, signed, or issued. 

For further updates on this situation as they become available, please follow my official Facebook page, as well as the St.Thomas_Chaldean_Diocese_USA  Instagram. “

Thank you, and God Bless,

Bishop Francis Kalabat