Assyrian church leader Mar Dinkha IV mourned by thousands

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Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Mar Dinkha IV led the Holy Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East for almost 40 years. He passed away from a virus infection at the age of 79.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Thousands of mourners gathered Wednesday to say goodbye to a prominent Assyrian church leader.

Mar Dinkha IV led the Holy Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East for almost 40 years. He passed away from a virus infection at the age of 79.

The memorial was held at St. George's Church in Rogers Park. Catholic Archbishop Blase Cupich was in attendance.