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Mar Ignace Simon II (Hindi) Zora
Patriarch of Antioch
Church Syriac Catholic Church
See Patriarch of Antioch
Enthroned 13 January 1814
Reign ended 23 May 1817
Predecessor Ignace Michael IV Daher
Successor Ignace Peter VII Jarweh

Mar Ignace Gregory Simon II Zora, born Rabban Hindi, was the Patriarch of the Syriac Catholic Church from 1814 to 1817.[1]


Simon Zora converted to the Syriac Catholic Church in 1804 and in 1812 was appointed archbishop of Damas.[2] After the resignation of Ignace Michael IV Daher, accepted by Pope Pius VII only in 1812, Simon Zora was elected Patriarch on January 13, 1814 and confirmed by Rome on March 08, 1816. His patriarchate was particularly troubled because of quarrels among the bishops. Simon Zora collided with both the former patriarch Michel Daher, now bishop of Aleppo, and with the bishop of Jerusalem, Peter Jarweh. Because of these troubles, Simon Zora resigned on May 23, 1817, and his resignation were accepted by Propaganda Fide on June 1, 1818.[3]

After Simon Zora resignation, the Vatican appointed as Patriarchal Vicar the bishop of Aleppo, Denys Michel Hadaja (who died on 06 January 1827).[3]


  1. "Patriarchal See of Antioch". Giga-Catholic Information. Retrieved 2009-11-01. 
  2. Fiey, J.M. (1993). Pour un Oriens Christianus novus; répertoire des diocèses Syriaques orientaux et occidentaux. Beirut. p. 189. ISBN 3515057188. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 Raquez, Olivier (1976). "Rapports avec les Eglises Orientales". in Metzler J.. Sacrae Congregationis de Propaganda Fide Memoria Rerum. III/2. Herder. pp. 20-21. ISBN 3451163543. 

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