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.
Assyrian church leader Mar Dinkha IV mourned by thousands