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22.01.1955: Born in Kerak to a family originally from Madaba

1968: Entered the Minor Seminary in Beit Jala

1973: Joined the Major Seminary in Beit Jala

1976: Bachelor degree in Philosophy, Latin Patriarchate Seminary in Beit Jala

1978: Bachelor degree in History, Beirut Arab University

1979: Bachelor degree in Theology, Latin Patriarchate Seminary in Beit Jala

15.06.1979: Ordained Priest by Bishop Ne’meh Sam’an in Madaba (Jordan)

08.1979: Vicar to Fr. Luigi Favro, Latin Parish in  Ramallah

08.1980: Vicar, Christ the King Parish, Al Misdar (Amman), enrolled at St. Joseph University, Beirut, Lebanon to complete his Master’s in History

1982: Master’s degree 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 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 Fuheis

2002–2007: Consultant, Pontifical Council of Interreligious Dialogue

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

2003: Parish Priest of Marj Alhamam, Amman

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

2005: Knight of the National Order of Merit

2010:  Published “Modern Christianity in the Holy Land”, AuthorHouse, 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:

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Street in 6191 / 3 (near the Basilica of the Annunciation)
Nazareth 16100
Tel: (+972)(0)46554075
Fax: (+972)(0)46452416
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