Ignace Moussa I Daoud
Patriarch of Antioch and all the East of the Syrians
Church Syrian Catholic Church
See Antioch
Enthroned October 25, 1998
Reign ended January 8, 2001
Predecessor Ignace Antoine II Hayek
Successor Ignace Pierre VIII Abdel-Ahad
Personal details
Birth name Basile Moussa Daoud
Born 18 September 1930 (1930-09-18) (age 86)
Meskaneh, Syria

Ignace Moussa I Daoud was born Basile Moussa Daoud on 18 September 1930. He is the Patriarch Emeritus of Antioch for the Syrian Catholic Church, a Cardinal Bishop, and Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches in the Roman Catholic Church.

Born in Meskaneh, Syria, he was ordained a priest on 17 October 1954. He studied Canon law at the Pontifical Lateran University in Rome. On 14 September 1977 he was consecrated Bishop of Cairo by Patriarch Ignace Antoine II Hayek. In 1994 he was appointed Archbishop of Homs for the Catholic Syrians.

Moussa Daoud was elected Patriarch of Antioch for the Syrian Catholic Church on 13 October 1998, confirmed by the Pope on 20 October and enthroned on 25 October 1998. He retired from the Patriarchal See on 8 January 2001 after been named Prefect of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches on 25 November 2000.

Moussa Daoud was proclaimed Cardinal by Pope John Paul II in the consistory of 21 February 2001. He was one of the cardinal electors who participated in the 2005 papal conclave that elected Pope Benedict XVI. On 9 June 2007, Patriarch-Emeritus Ignace Moussa I resigned from the Congregation for the Oriental Churches.

He is still a member of the following dicasteries of the Roman Curia:

  • Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith
  • Congregation for the Causes of Saints
  • Pontifical Council for the Promotion of Christian Unity
  • Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts
  • Special Council for Lebanon of the General Secretariat of the Synod of Bishops
Preceded by
Ignace Antoine II Hayek
Patriarch of Antioch of the Syrian Catholic Church
20 October 1998 – January 08, 2001
Succeeded by
Ignace Pierre VIII Abdel-Ahad
Preceded by
Achille Cardinal Silvestrini
Prefect of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches
November 25, 2000 – June 9, 2007
Succeeded by
Leonardo Cardinal Sandri


External links

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