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Ragheed Aziz Ganni (20 January 1972, Mosul, Iraq - 3 June 2007, Mosul) was a Chaldean Catholic priest who was murdered together with subdeacons Basman Yousef Daud, Wahid Hanna Isho, and Gassan Isam Bidawed after the Sunday evening Divine Liturgy at Mosul's Holy Spirit Chaldean Church. At the time of his murder, Father Ganni was secretary to Paulos Faraj Rahho, the Archbishop of Mosul of the Chaldean Church, Iraq's largest Christian community. Rahho was murdered only nine months after Ganni's death, in the same city of Mosul.

Father Ganni was ordained priest in Rome in October 2001 after studies at the Pontifical Irish College, where he had arrived in 1996 after completing an engineering degree at Mosul University. He returned to Iraq after the ousting of Saddam Hussein in 2003.[1]

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