Most Rev. Joseph Gébara

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Most Rev. Joseph Gébara
Greek Melkite Archbishop of Petra and Philadelphia (Jordan)

Born on June 10, 1965 in Amatour, Lebanon, on 10 July 1993 he was ordained priest for the Melkite Greek Catholic Archeparchy of Beirut and Byblos and performed the pastoral ministry in the parishes in Lebanon and in Paris, France.
He obtained a degree in philosophy at the Theological Institute of São Paulo, in Harissa (1995) and a master’s degree in theology at the Catholic Institute of Paris (1998), as well as an Advanced Studies Diploma (DEA) in patristic (2000) and a PhD in history of religions and religious anthropology (2003) from the University of Sorbonne in Paris.
He was named coadjutor bishop of the Melkite Greek Catholic Eparchy of Nossa Senhora do Paraíso (Brasil) on October 31, 2013, and consecrated on December 21, by the Greek Melkite Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, Alexandria and Jerusalem Gregory III Laham. There he succeeded eparch Farès Maakaroun after his renounce on 21 July 2014. On February 20, 2018 he was transferred to Jordan and appointed Archbishop of Petra and Philadelphia.
He speaks Arabic and French and knows the classical languages.

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