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Cyril IX Moghabghab
Patriarch of Antioch
Church Melkite Greek Catholic Church
See Patriarch of Antioch
Enthroned 8 December 1925
Reign ended 8 September 1947
Predecessor Demetrius I Qadi
Successor Maximos IV Sayegh
Personal details
Born 29 October 1855
Ain Zhalta, Lebanon
Died 8 September 1947

Cyril IX Moghabghab (October 29, 1855 - September 8, 1947) served as Patriarch of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church from 1925 to 1947.

Life

Patriarch Cyril born in Ain Zhalta, Lebanon on October 29, 1855. He was ordained a priest on March 27, 1883. Later, on April 23, 1899 he was appointed bishop of Zahle, Lebanon, and consecrated bishop on May 28 of the same year by patriarch Peter IV Geraigiry[1]. He was one of the first Melkite bishops to visit the Americas when, in 1904, he came to Brazil. He succeeded Demetrius I Qadi as patriarch of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church on December 8, 1925. He also served as the spiritual protector of international ecumenical Military and Hospitaller Order of St. Lazarus of Jerusalem.

Patriarch Cyril died on September 8, 1947 and was succeeded by Maximos IV Sayegh.

Notes

  1. David M. Cheney. "Archbishop Cyril IX Mogabgab". Catholic-Hierarchy.org. http://www.catholic-hierarchy.org/bishop/bmoga.html. Retrieved 2009-01-15. 

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