Georges Abou Khazen, OFM

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Abu Khazen

Most Rev. Georges Abou Khazen, OFM

Titular Bishop of Rusadus (Azzefoun)

Apostolic Vicar of Aleppo for the Latins


Born on  August 3,1947 in Aïn Zebdeh (Lebanon); took his perpetual vows in the Order of the Friars Minor in 1972; ordained Priest O.F.M. on  June 28, 1973. After a period spent as a parochial vicar in Alexandria, Egypt , he worked in Jerusalem at the parish of St. Saviour and became its parish priest in 1975. From 1983 to 1998 he was also a priest in Bethlehem, after which he returned to Jerusalem where he ministered until 2004. That year he was transferred to Syria where he has been guardian and parish priest of St. Francis in Aleppo and vicar general for Latin rite Catholics in the north of Syria.

On April 15, 2013 was appointed Apostolic Administrator “sede vacante et ad nutum Sanctae Sedis” of Alep (Syria), and on  November 4, 2013 – Apostolic Vicar of Aleppo and Titular Bishop of Rusadus. Ordained Bishop by Cardinal Prefect of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches, Cardinal Leonardo Sandri on  January 11, 2014.

P.O.B. 16137
Chahba Citè Universitarie
Aleppo, Syria
Tel: +963 21 268 23 99
Fax: +963 21 268 94 13