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22/01/1955: Born in Kerak to a family originally from Madaba

1968: Joined the Latin Patriarchate Minor Seminary

1973: Joined the Latin Patriarchate Major Seminary

1976: Bachelor  in Philosophy, Latin Patriarchate Seminary

1978: Bachelor in History, Beirut Arab University

1979: Bachelor in Theology, Latin Patriarchate Seminary

15/06/1979: Ordained Priest by Bishop Ne’meh Sam’an in Madaba, Jordan

08/1979: Vicar to Fr. Luigi Favro, Holy Family Parish in  Ramallah

08/1980: Vicar, Christ the King Parish in Misdar, Amman ; enrolled at St. Joseph University, Beirut, Lebanon to complete Masters in History

1982: Masters in History, St. Joseph University in  Beirut Lebanon

09/1986: Fidei Donum Priest, served in Abu Dhabi with Mgr. Germolli, Apostolic Nuncio in the Arab Gulf States

1987: Ph. D. in History, St. Joseph University in Lebanon

01/07/1989 – 2002: Parish Priest, Immaculate Heart of Mary in Fuheis, Jordan

1990 – 2011: Judge, Ecclesiastical Latin Tribunal, Appeal Tribunal, Amman

1993: Published Ph.D. thesis “Modern Christianity in Jordan and Palestine” in Arabic

1998 – 2001: Vice–General Director of the Latin Schools in Jordan

1999: Member of the Christian-Muslim Board of Jordan

2001–2008: General Director of the Latin Schools in Jordan

2001–2008: General Secretary of the Christian Educational Institutions in Jordan

08/2001: Parish Priest,  Immaculate Heart of Mary in Fuheis

2002–2007: Consultant, Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue

2002: General Secretary (Chancellor) of the Latin Vicariate in Amman, Jordan

2003: Parish Priest, Martyrs of Jordan in Marj Alhamam

2004: Chaplain, Catholic Club and St. Vincent Charitable Society in Amman

2005: Knight of the National Order of Merit

2010:  Published “Modern Christianity in the Holy Land”, Author House, Indiana, USA

2010: General Secretary of the Council of Church Leaders in Jordan

2010: Expert, Special Assembly for the Middle East of the Synod of Bishops.

2010: Member, National Team of Jordan for Mental Health.

2010: Commander of the Equestrian Order of the Knights of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem. Chaplain, Jordan Lieutenancy.

15/08/2017:  Vicar for Israel


Contact Information:

Latin Patriarchal Vicariate
Street in 6191 / 3 (near the Basilica of the Annunciation)
Nazareth 16100
Tel: +972 4 655 4075
Fax: +972 4 645 2416
Email: latinvic@lpj.org / hkn@lpj.org

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