Paul II Cheikho
|Paul II Cheikho|
|Patriarch of Babylon of the Chaldeans|
|Church||Chaldean Catholic Church|
|See||Babylon of the Chaldeans|
|Installed||December 13, 1958|
|Term ended||April 13, 1989|
|Predecessor||Yousef VII Ghanima|
|Successor||Raphael I Bidawid|
|Ordination||Febr 16, 1930 (Priest)|
|Consecration||May 4, 1947 (Bishop)
by Hormisdas Djibri
|Birth name||Paul Cheikho|
|Born||November 19, 1906
|Died||April 13, 1989(aged 82)|
He was born on November 19, 1906 in Alqosh and was ordained a priest on February 16, 1930. On May 4, 1947 he was ordained Bishop of Akra, Iraq, at the age of 40, by the Archbishop of Kirkuk Hormisdas Etienne Djibri,.
From 1957 till his appointment as Patriarch of Babylon of the Chaldeans in 1958 Paul Cheikho served as bishop of Alep. He was the Patriarch of the Chaldean Church from 1958 till his death on April 13, 1989. He replaced Patriarch Yousef VII Ghanima and was followed by Raphael I Bidawid.
- Archbishop Hormisdas Etienne Djibri was in turn consecrated bishop in 1902 by patriarch Yousef VI Emmanuel II Thomas
- "Archbishop Paul II Cheikho". Catholic-Hierarchy.org. Retrieved 2009-01-15.
Yousef VII Ghanima
|Patriarch of Babylon
of the Chaldean Catholic Church
Raphael I Bidawid