|Ignace Moussa I Daoud|
|Patriarch of Antioch and all the East of the Syrians|
|Church||Syrian Catholic Church|
|Enthroned||October 25, 1998|
|Reign ended||January 8, 2001|
|Predecessor||Ignace Antoine II Hayek|
|Successor||Ignace Pierre VIII Abdel-Ahad|
|Birth name||Basile Moussa Daoud|
18 September 1930|
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
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
Achille Cardinal Silvestrini
|Prefect of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches|
November 25, 2000 – June 9, 2007
| Succeeded by|
Leonardo Cardinal Sandri
- "Ignace Moussa I (Basile) Cardinal Daoud". Catholic-Hierarchy.org. http://www.catholic-hierarchy.org/bishop/bdaoud.html. Retrieved 2008-12-31.