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Dinkha IV

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Dinkha IV in June 2008.

Mar Dinkha IV (Syriac: ܡܪܝ ܕܢܚܐ ܪܒܝܥܝܐ and Arabic: مار دنخا الرابع, born Dinkha Khanania; 15 September 1935 – 26 March 2015) was an Iraqi-American Syriac Christianity cleric. He was the Catholicos-Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East, headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, United States, from 1976 until his death.

Dinkha IV was born in Darbandokeh to an Assyrian family. He was baptized. He was also a priest in Tehran, Iran.

Dinkha IV died on 26 March 2015 in Rochester, Minnesota, aged 79.[1]


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  1. "Patriarch Mar Dinkha IV of the Assyrian Church of the East dies at age of 79". Vatican Radio. 27 March 2015. Retrieved 28 March 2015.