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Paul II Cheikho
Patriarch of Babylon of the Chaldeans
Church Chaldean Catholic Church
See Babylon of the Chaldeans
Enthroned December 13, 1958
Reign ended April 13, 1989
Predecessor Yousef VII Ghanima
Successor Raphael I Bidawid
Personal details
Birth name Paul Cheikho
Born November 19, 1906
Died April 13, 1989
Residence Iraq

Mar Paul II Cheikho † (in Arabic مار بولس الثاني شيخو ) was the patriarch of the Chaldean Catholic Church from 1958-1989.


He was born on November 19, 1906 in Alqosh and was ordained a priest on February 16, 1930. On May 4, 1947 he was ordained Bishop of Akra, Iraq, at the age of 40, by the Archbishop of Kirkuk Hormisdas Etienne Djibri[1], .

From 1957 till his appointment as Patriarch of Babylon of the Chaldeans in 1958 Paul Cheikho served as bishop of Alep. He was the Patriarch of the Chaldean Church from 1958 till his death on April 13, 1989. He replaced Patriarch Yousef VII Ghanima and was followed by Raphael I Bidawid.


  1. Archbishop Hormisdas Etienne Djibri was in turn consecrated bishop in 1902 by patriarch Yousef VI Emmanuel II Thomas


Preceded by
Yousef VII Ghanima
Patriarch of Babylon
Succeeded by
Raphael I Bidawid

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