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San Diego-area Chaldean priest ordered back to Iraq: 'He'll be killed'
San Diego-area Chaldean priest ordered back to Iraq: 'He'll be killed'

Speaking in Aramaic, Father Noel Gorgis is preaching to parishioners of St. Peter Chaldean Catholic Church at a Saturday night Mass. Older parishioners are pleased that Gorgis celebrates Mass — and hears confessions — in Arabic and Aramaic, the ancient language of the Chaldean people. Younger parishioners appreciate Gorgis' use of websites and live-streaming. ------------ FOR THE RECORD 10:42 a.m.: The headline on an earlier version of this article said Father Noel Gorgis was an L.A. Chaldean priest. Gorgis is based in El Cajon, about 16 miles northeast of San Diego. ------------ In his four years at St. Peter, the soft-spoken Gorgis, a naturalized U.S. citizen,...

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