William Shomali

William Shomali
Contact information:

Latin Patriarchate Road P.O.B. 14152, Jerusalem 9114101
Tel: +972 (0)2-6282323
Fax: +972 (0)2-6271652
Email : [email protected]

  • May 15, 1950: Born in Beit Sahour (Palestine).
  • September 05, 1961: Entered the Minor Seminary in Beit Jala.
  • June 24, 1972: Ordained Priest in the Co-Cathedral of Jerusalem by Patriarch Jacques Joseph Beltritti.
  • August 1972: Vicar in Zarqa North with Pastor Fr. Mario Furlan.
  • July 24, 1975: Priest in Shatana (Jordan).
  • 1976: Joined Yarmouk University English Literature section in Jordan.
  • 1980: Obtained  BA in English Literature.
  • August 1980: Professor at the Major Seminary in Beit Jala and Director of the Minor Seminary.
  • 1982: Vicar-Rector of the Seminary.
  • September 09, 1985: Liturgy studies at St. Anselm (Rome).
  • May 06, 1989: Defended Doctoral thesis and returned to the Seminary in Beit Jala.
  • September 01, 1989: Professor of Liturgy, Vice-Rector and Prefect of Studies: sections of philosophy and theology at the Seminary.
  • 1995: Published a book of songs and parts used in all parishes (seven consecutive editions).
  • October 1998: General Administrator, Patriarchate in Jerusalem.
  • September 2005: Rector, Latin Patriarchate Seminary in Beit Jala.
  • August 2009: Chancellor,  Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem.
  • May 27, 2010: Episcopal consecration as Auxiliary Bishop of Jerusalem in the Basilica of Saint Catherine, Bethlehem.
  • Feb 8, 2017 - August 15, 2021: Nominated Patriarchal Vicar for Jordan by Archbishop Pizzaballa, Apostolic Administrator of Latin Patriarchate.
  • August 15, 2021: General Vicar and Patriarchal Vicar for Jerusalem and Palestine.