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Msgr. Manuel Musallam

Msgr. Manuel Musallam
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16/04/1938: Born in Bir Zeit, Palestine

04/10/1951: Joined the Latin  Patriarchate Minor Seminary on the recommendation of Fr. Anton Buzzo

29/06/1963: Ordained Priest by Patriarch Alberto Gori at the Latin Patriarchate Co-Cathedral in Jerusalem

1963-1968: Vicar to Fr. Butros Aranki, St. Pius X Parish in Zarqa South, Jordan

1968: Parish Priest, Our Lady of the Visitation in Anjara, Jordan

10/1970: Parish Priest, Immaculate Conception in Bir Zeit, Palestine

9/1971: Parish Priest, Holy Redeemer in Jenin, Palestine; Catechism Teacher at Terra Sancta School in Nazareth

24/07/1975: Parish Priest, Visitation in Zababdeh , Palestine

1995-2009: Parish Priest, Holy Family in Gaza

1/2006: Conferred the “Monsignor” title by Pope Benedict XVI

04/05/2009: Retired in Bir Zeit

Activities and Achievements


  • Founder, Christian-Islamic Forum in Gaza
  • Founder, Palestinian Folklore Groups (awarded golden medallion of Arab Youth Forum Egypt)
  • Founder, Choir and Scouts Groups in Zababdeh, Jenin and Gaza
  • Member, “Bayt al Hikma”, Gaza
  • Member, National Reconciliation Committees

Leading positions

  • Head, Independent Palestinian Committee follow-up of War Criminals in Israel
  • Head, Christian World Section at Fatah
  • Director, Latin Schools in Gaza
  • Director, Christian-Islamic Committee in Bir Zeit


  • Member, Catholic Action Group founded by President Mahmoud Abbas in support of Gaza following the seizure of power in Gaza by Hamas
  • Member, Jerusalem Committee, capCapital Arab Culture 2009
  • Member, Christian-Islamic Committee in support of Jerusalem and the Holy Places
  • Member, Arab Writers AssAssociation in Gaza

Other Activities:

– Editor, set of booklets in Religious Education at elementary schools and kindergarten