Yousef VII Ghanima
Patriarch of Babylon of the Chaldeans
Church Chaldean Catholic Church
See Babylon of the Chaldeans
Enthroned September 17, 1947
Reign ended July 08, 1958
Predecessor Yousef VI Emmanuel II Thomas
Successor Paul II Cheikho
Personal details
Birth name Yousef Ghanima
Born January 29, 1881
Died July 08, 1958
Residence Iraq

Mar Yousef VII Ghanima † was the patriarch of the Chaldean Catholic Church from 1947-1958.


He was born on January 29, 1881 in Mossul and was ordained a priest on May 15, 1904. In 1925 he was ordained Auxiliary Bishop of Babylon of the Chaldean. He was the Patriarch of the Chaldean Church from September 17, 1947 till his death on July 08, 1958. He replaced Patriarch Yousef VI Emmanuel II Thomas † and was followed by Paul II Cheikho †.

With Mar Yousef VII Ghanima, the Patriachate transferred from Mosul to Baghdad.

Episcopal lineage

Episcopal Lineage
Consecrated by: Patriarch Yousef VI Emmanuel II Thomas
Date of consecration: May 10, 1925
Preceded by
Yousef VI Emmanuel II Thomas
Patriarch of Babylon
Succeeded by
Paul II Cheikho


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