Most Rev. Youssef Matta

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Most Rev. Youssef Matta

of the Greek Melkite Catholic Archeparchy of Akko

Born on 3 December 1968 in Nazareth. After having comleted his studies at the Latin diocesan seminary of Beit Jala, he was ordained a priest on 19 June 1999 for the archieparchy of Akka of the Greek Melkites. From 1990 to 2003 he was private secretary to Archbishop Pierre Mouallem; from 2004 to 2007 he studied at the Pontifical Oriental Institute in Rome, where he received a doctorate in Eastern canon law; from 2008 to 2009 he was private secretary to H.E. Msgr. Elias Chacour; from 2009 to 2011 he held the position of formator at the Greek Melkite Seminary of Saint Anne in Raboueh, Lebanon; from 2011 to 2013 he was parish priest of Saint George in Ibilin; and since 2013 he has served as coadjutor of the parish of the Annunciation in Nazareth. The Synod of Bishops of the Patriarchal Church of Antioch of the Greek Melkites, meeting 5 to 9 November 2018 in Raboueh, Lebanon, elected him archbishop of Akka of the Greek Melkites, and received the assent of the Holy Father on March 18, 2019. He was ordained archbishop on June 1, 2019 in Nazareth.


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