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Ignatius Ghattas

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  • Country of residence : United States
  • Gender : Male
  • Born in : 1920
  • Age : 95
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 Ignatius Ghattas (25 December 1920 — 11 October 1992) was a bishop of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church. He served asEparch of Newton from 1990 until his death.

Bishop Ghattas was born in Nazareth in 1920 and raised in Maaloul. He entered Holy Saviour monastery in Saida, Lebanonfollowing his primary education and professed his religious vows in 1939. He was ordained a priest of the Basilian Salvatorian Orderin 1946. Following his ordination he taught Greek, Latin, English, French and mathematics.
In 1952, he went to the United States to serve as assistant pastor of St. Elias parish in Cleveland, Ohio, and was appointed pastor in 1955. Later he was elected bishop by the Holy Synod of the Melkite Church in July 1989 and approved by the Holy See on December 11. He was consecrated bishop on February 23, 1990, succeeding Archbishop Joseph Tawil as eparch.

He died in Cleveland, Ohio in 1992, aged 71.


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