The Head of the Chaldean Church in Lebanon Bishop Michel Kassarji was elected member of the Permanent Synod of the Chaldean Church, during the Chaldean Synod, which was held from August 3 to August 13 2019 in the city of Ainkawa Arbil – Iraq.

This council has a term of five years, consists of the patriarch and four bishops, and follows up the decisions and recommendations taken in the Synod.

Bishop Kassarji was also elected President of the Patriarchal Court of Appeal.