Jacques Ishaq

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Jacques Ishaq
Titular Archbishop of Nisibis dei Caldei
Church Chaldean Catholic Church
See Curial Bishop of the Patriarchate of Babylon
In office 2005 — present
Successor incumbent
Orders
Ordination June 20, 1963
Consecration September 26, 1997
by Raphael I Bidawid
Personal details
Born (1938-02-25) 25 February 1938 (age 76)
Mosul, Kingdom of Iraq
Previous post Archbishop of Erbil (1997-1999)

Archbishop Mar Jacques Ishaq (born February 25, 1938) is a Curial Bishop of the Patriarchate of Babylon, Iraq, of the Chaldean Catholic Church. He served as locum tenens of the Patriarch of Babylon of the Chaldeans between the retirement of Emmanuel III Delly in December 2012 and the election of Louis Raphaël I Sako in January 2013.

Life[edit]

Jacques Ishaq was born at Mosul, Kingdom of Iraq on February 25, 1938 and was ordained priest on June 20, 1963. On May 7, 1997, he was appointed Archbishop of Erbil he was consecrated bishop on September 26, 1997, by Patriarch Mar Raphael I Bidawid, Archbishop André Sana, and Bishop Emmanuel Delly. He retired on May 4, 1999.

On December 21, 2005, he was appointed Titular Archbishop of Nisibis dei Caldei and Curial Bishop of the Patriarchate of Babylon.

Upon the retirement of Patriarch Mar Emmanuel III Delly, he served as locum tenens of the Patriarchate of Babylon of the Chaldeans until the election of Patriarch Louis Raphaël I Sako.

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