Sr_Ins_Al-YacoubThe Assembly of Catholic Ordinaries of the Holy Land (AOCTS) welcomes the election of Rev. Mother Iness Al-Yacoub, S.R.J., for a second mandate as Superior General of the Rosary Sisters. The AOCTS expresses best wishes in a letter dated on November 2, 2011:

Dear Superior General,

During the plenary assembly of October 26-27, 2011, the Catholic Ordinaries of the Holy Land remembered the most important events with regard to the life of the Church in this region. Your election to a second mandate as Superior General of the Rosary Sisters was one of them. We share in your joy and the joy of your beloved congregation.

We, the Pastors of the Dioceses or Exarchates of the Holy Land, together express our sincere wishes for your office of responsibility, bringing into our prayers your hopes and challenges. At the same time, we express our appreciation for the tremendous work and dedication of your Sisters in the pastoral and educational fields for the good of our people and young generations.

We thank you all and we bless you, Superior General, and your general Council.

+ Fouad TWAL

Patriarch of Jerusalem for Latins

President Assembly of Catholic Ordinaries

+ Antonio FRANCO

Apostolic Delegate in Jerusalem and Palestine

Apostolic Nuncio for Israel and Cyprus

+ Giorgio LINGUA

Apostolic Nuncio for Jordan

+ Michel SABBAH

Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem emeritus


Melkite Catholic Archbishop of Akka

Vice president A.O.C.T.S.

+ Boutros MOUALLEM

Melkite Catholic Archbishop of Akka emeritus

+ Paul Nabil SAYAH

Maronite Archbishop of Haifa &

Patriarchal Vicar for Jérusalem,Palestine, Jordanie

+ Yaser Al-AYYASH

Melkite Catholic Archbishop of Petra and Philadelphia


Armenian Catholic Exarch of Jerusalem

+ Gregoire Pierre MELKI

Syrian Catholic Exarch of Jerusalem

+ Youssef Jules ZEREY

Melkite Patriarchal Vicar of Jerusalem

+ Selim SAYEGH

Latin Patriarchal Vicar for Jordan

+ Giacinto-Boulos MARCUZZO

Latin Patriarchal Vicar for Israel

+ William SHOMALI

Latin Patriarchal Vicar for Jerusalem, Palestine

+ Kamal-Hanna BATHISH

Latin Auxiliary Bishop emeritus

Fr. Pierbattista PIZZABALLA, O.F.M.

Custos of the Holy Land

Fr. David NEUHAUS, S.J.

Patriarchal Vicar for Hebrew speaking Vicariate

Fr. Evencio HERRERA DIAZ, O.F.M.

Latin Patriarchal Vicar for Cyprus


Patriarchal Vicar in Jordan for Chaldeans

P. Pietro FELET, scj

Secretary general

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