Emmanuel III Delly
Catholic cardinalDied when: 86 years 184 days (1038 months)
Star Sign: Libra
Mar Emmanuel III Delly (Syriac: ܡܪܝ ܥܡܢܘܐܝܠ ܬܠܝܬܝܐ ܕܠܝ, Arabic: مار عمانوئيل الثالث دلّي) (27 September 1927 – 8 April 2014) was the Patriarch Emeritus of Babylon of the Chaldeans and former Primate of the Chaldean Catholic Church, an Eastern Catholic sui juris particular church of the Catholic Church, and also a Cardinal.
An ethnic Chaldean, he was born in Tel Keppe and was ordained a priest on 21 December 1952.He was consecrated a bishop ten years later in December 1962 at the age of 35.
He was elected Patriarch of the Chaldean Church on 3 December 2003, succeeding the late Patriarch Raphael I Bidawid.He was created a Cardinal Bishop on 24 November 2007.