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Latin Patriarchal Vicar in Israel

Latin Patriarchal Vicar in Israel
Contact information:

Latin Patriarchal Vicariate Street in 6191 / 3 (near the Basilica of the Annunciation) Nazareth 16100
Tel: +972 4 655 4075
Fax: +972 4 645 2416
Email: [email protected]

  • 22/01/1955: Born in Kerak to a family originally from Madaba
  • 1968: Joined the Latin Patriarchate Minor Seminary
  • 1973: Joined the Latin Patriarchate Major Seminary
  • 1976: Bachelor  in Philosophy, Latin Patriarchate Seminary
  • 1978: Bachelor in History, Beirut Arab University
  • 1979: Bachelor in Theology, Latin Patriarchate Seminary
  • 15/06/1979: Ordained Priest by Bishop Ne’meh Sam’an in Madaba, Jordan
  • 08/1979: Vicar to Fr. Luigi Favro, Holy Family Parish in  Ramallah
  • 08/1980: Vicar, Christ the King Parish in Misdar, Amman ; enrolled at St. Joseph University, Beirut, Lebanon to complete Masters in History
  • 1982: Masters in History, St. Joseph University in  Beirut Lebanon
  • 09/1986: Fidei Donum Priest, served in Abu Dhabi with Mgr. Germolli, Apostolic Nuncio in the Arab Gulf States
  • 1987: Ph. D. in History, St. Joseph University in Lebanon
  • 01/07/1989 – 2002: Parish Priest, Immaculate Heart of Mary in Fuheis, Jordan
  • 1990 – 2011: Judge, Ecclesiastical Latin Tribunal, Appeal Tribunal, Amman
  • 1993: Published Ph.D. thesis “Modern Christianity in Jordan and Palestine” in Arabic
  • 1998 – 2001: Vice–General Director of the Latin Schools in Jordan
  • 1999: Member of the Christian-Muslim Board of Jordan
  • 2001–2008: General Director of the Latin Schools in Jordan
  • 2001–2008: General Secretary of the Christian Educational Institutions in Jordan
  • 08/2001: Parish Priest,  Immaculate Heart of Mary in Fuheis
  • 2002–2007: Consultant, Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue
  • 2002: General Secretary (Chancellor) of the Latin Vicariate in Amman, Jordan
  • 2003: Parish Priest, Martyrs of Jordan in Marj Alhamam
  • 2004: Chaplain, Catholic Club and St. Vincent Charitable Society in Amman
  • 2005: Knight of the National Order of Merit
  • 2010:  Published “Modern Christianity in the Holy Land”, Author House, Indiana, USA
  • 2010: General Secretary of the Council of Church Leaders in Jordan
  • 2010: Expert, Special Assembly for the Middle East of the Synod of Bishops.
  • 2010: Member, National Team of Jordan for Mental Health.
  • 2010: Commander of the Equestrian Order of the Knights of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem. Chaplain, Jordan Lieutenancy.
  • 15/08/2017:  Vicar for Israel
  • 18/8/2019: Director of the Latin Patriarchate Schools in Israel