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22/07/1951: Born in Al Khirbeh, Jordan

04/09/1963: Joined the Latin Patriarchate Minor Seminary

13/06/1975: Ordained Priest by Bishop Ne’emeh Samaanat in Jabal Luweibdeh, Amman

09/1976: Vicar to Fr. Michel Sabbah at Christ the King Parish in Misdar, Amman

1976: Joined the Faculty of Law, University of Damascus

08/1979: Secretary to Patriarch Yacoub Beltritti; Professor at the Latin Patriarchate Seminary

01/09/1981: Studied Canon Law and Philosophy in Rome

09/1986: Doctorate in Canon Law and Philosophy; appointed Professor at Seminary; Legal Assistant, Ecclesiastical Church Court in Jerusalem

01/1988: Head of Ecclesiastical Court in Jerusalem

1992:  Parish Priest, Annunciation in Jabal Luweibdeh; Head of Ecclesiastical Court in Amman

1996 – 2001: Advisor, Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue

24/05/2008: Appointed by Pope Benedict XVI as first Arab Archbishop of Alger, Algeria

17/07/2008: Episcopal Ordination by Patriarch Fouad Twal

23/05/2015: Appointed Apostolic Nuncio to Pakistan

24/08/2017: Appointed Apostolic Nuncio to the Dominican Republic and Apostolic Delegate to Puerto Rico

Contact information:

Apartado Postal 312
Avenida Maximo Gomez 27
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Telephone: +1-809 682.3773

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