The Chancellery

The Chancellery directly assists the Bishops and supports and helps the faithful and communities in carrying out their mission according to the provisions laid down by the Church at the universal and diocesan levels, in accordance with Canon Law. The Chancellery manages the day-to-day affairs of the Diocese, handling all written and official documents, registration and care of the archives for the Diocesan Church.

  • Chancellor: Fr. Ibrahim Shomali
  • Secretary: Mr. Abdel Maseeh Younan
  • Personal Secretary to the Apostolic Administrator: Fr. Joseph Sweiss
  • Archivist : Sr. Anastasia

Tel : +972 (0)26282323
Fax : +972 (0)26271652

The Chancellery offices are open: Monday to Friday, from 08:30 am to 4:00 pm.

To make an appointment with Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa (individuals or groups), please contact Fr. Joseph Sweiss at:

Mobile: +972 549 706 400


Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem
Jaffa Gate – Old City
P.O. Box 14152
Jerusalem 91141