Bishop Emanuel Hana Shaleta (BishopEmanuel Shaleta) was born in Fishkabour-Zakho, Iraq, on November 11, 1956. In 1971, following his primary studies at his village, at the tender age of 15, Bishop Emanuel Shaleta entered the St. John Minor Seminary near Mosul, which was run by the Dominican Fathers.
In 1977, Bishop Emanuel was sent to the Pontifical Urbanian University where he studied philosophy and theology. During his admittance, he was ordained a priest by Pope St. John Paul II on May 31, 1984. He continued his studies in the faculty of theology of the Urbaniana University and obtained a doctorate in biblical theology in 1987. Following his education, Mar Emanuel transferred to the Chaldean Eparchy of Saint Thomas the Apostle of Detroit which at the time was the Chaldean Diocese of the United States.
From 1987 to 2000, he served at the parish of St. Paul, North Hollywood, California. Then, from 2000 to 2006, Mar Emanuel was deputy priest, then turned pastor, of St. Joseph, Troy, Michigan. Following St. Joseph, he became parish priest of St. George in Township, Michigan, until 2015. During his time at St. George, he received the title of Chorbishop in 2009, respectively, on the 25th anniversary of his priestly ordination.
On January 15, 2015, the Holy Father, Pope Francis appointed him as bishop of the Eparchy of Mar Addai of Toronto of the Chaldeans, Canada, and was ordained on February 6, 2015.
Pope Francis, once again, appointed Bishop Emanuel Hana Shaleta Eparchial Bishop of Chaldean Catholic Diocese of St Peter Apostle in San Diego, California on August 9, 2017.
On August 29, 2017, Bishop Shaleta was installed as eparch.