Paul Bassim

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The Right Reverend Father
Paul Bassim, O.C.D.
Titular Bishop of Laodicea ad Libanum
Church Roman Catholic Church
See Titular See of Laodicea ad Libanum
In office 1974 - 2012
Predecessor Giovanni Battista Scapinelli di Léguigno
Ordination June 29, 1946
Consecration November 24, 1974
by Archbishop Alfredo Bruniera
Personal details
Born (1922-11-14)November 14, 1922
Zgharta, Lebanon
Died August 21, 2012(2012-08-21) (aged 89)

Paul Bassim, O.C.D., (November 14, 1922 – August 21, 2012) was a Lebanese bishop of the Catholic Church.

Bassim was born in Zgharta, Lebanon and as a young man became a friar of the Order of Discalced Carmelites. He was ordained a Roman Catholic priest on June 29, 1946.

Bassim was appointed Vicar Apostolic of the Vicariate Apostolic of Beirut for which he was appointed as the titular bishop of Laodicea ad Libanum on September 8, 1974 and consecrated on November 23, 1974 by Archbishop Alfredo Bruniera. He would hold the position of Vicar Apostolic until his retirement on July 30, 1999.

Bassim died on August 21, 2012.

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