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Deceased Priests


Fr. Bernt Besch
(alias Abuna Yesya)

Fr. Bernt Besch (alias Abuna Yesya)

Born 10.01.1948 in Hamburg, Germany.
Ordained Priest 01.01.1978 in Braga, Portugal. Doctorate in Biblical Theology (Thesis: Dualism in Qumran), Rome. Administrator, Novicemaster, Professor, Local and Provincial Superior in the Order of the Canons Regular of the Holy Cross (founded in Coimbra, Portugal) in Portugal, Brazil and India. Parish Priest in Germany (Hamburg).
Since August 2001 priest of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem (incardinated on 8.02.2003).
Main occupation: parish priest for the german speaking catholics in the Holy Land (Auslandsseelsorge der Deutschen Bischofskonferenz) and pilgrimages.

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