Most Rev. Adel Zaki Stafanos, OFM
Titular Bishop of Flumenzer
Vicar Apostolic of Alexandria of Egypt
Born on Dec. 1, 1947 in Luqsor, Egypt. In 1959, he attended the Seraphic College of Assiut and in 1963 entered the seminary of the Friars Minor of Guizeh. There he began his novitiate on Sept. 30, 1968 and by October 1, 1969 was making simple profession. After obtaining a Bachelor Degree in Theology, he made his solemn profession on Sept. 10, 1972 and on Sept. 24 of that same year was ordained a priest in Cairo, Egypt. In 1973 he enrolled at the Jesuit University of St. Joseph in Beirut where he pursued a License in Dogmatic Theology. From 1975-1989 he was involved in pastoral ministry at the Parish of Assiut, El Tawirat, and Nag Hammadi, where he worked extensively with the youth and as a school director. Then from 1989 to 1998 he served as Minister Provincial after which in 1998 he became Pastor in Boulacco (Cairo) while serving as Secretary of the Assembly of Catholic Hierarchs in Egypt.
On September 1, 2009 was appointed Vicar Apostolic of Alexandria of Egypt and Titular Bishop of Flumenzer; ordained Bishop on October 31, 2009.
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