Yousef VI Emmanuel II Thomas
Patriarch of Babylon of the Chaldeans
Church Chaldean Catholic Church
See Babylon of the Chaldeans
Enthroned July 9, 1900
Reign ended July 21, 1947
Predecessor Audishu V Khayyath
Successor Yousef VII Ghanima
Personal details
Birth name Yousef Emmanuel Thomas
Born August 8, 1852
Died July 21, 1947
Residence Iraq

Mar Yousef VI Emmanuel II Thomas † was the patriarch of the Chaldean Catholic Church from 1900-1947.


He was born on August 8, 1852 in Alqosh, studied in the Ghazir Seminary in Beirut and was ordained priest on July 10, 1879. On July 24, 1892 he was ordained Bishop of Seert, now in Turkey, by patriarch Eliya XIV [XIII] Abulyonan. He was appointed Patriarch of the Chaldean Church on the July 9, 1900 and confirmed by the Holy See on December 17 of the same year. He served as patriarch till his death on July 21, 1947. He replaced Patriarch Audishu V Khayyath † and was followed by Yousef VII Ghanima †.

Episcopal lineage

Episcopal Lineage
Consecrated by: Eliya XIV [XIII] Abulyonan
Date of consecration: July 24, 1892
Consecrator of
Bishop Date of consecration
Hormisdas Etienne Djibri December 4, 1902
Jacques-Eugene Manna November 30, 1902
Israel Audo February 27, 1910
Pierre Aziz Ho August 15, 1910
Francois David August 15, 1910
Jean Nissan December 6, 1914
Antoine Lefberne May 17, 1917
Yousef VII Ghanima May 10, 1925
Souleyman Kutchouk Ousta September 8, 1939
Jean Kurio February 1, 1942
Preceded by
Audishu V Khayyath
Patriarch of Babylon
Succeeded by
Yousef VII Ghanima


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