Shimun XII Yoalaha

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Mar
Shimun XII Yoalaha
Patriarch of the Chaldeans
Church Chaldean Catholic Church
See Patriarchial See of Babylon of the Chaldeans Shimun line of the Chaldeans
Installed 1656
Term ended 1662
Predecessor Shimun XI Eshuyow
Successor Shimun XIII Dinkha
Personal details
Died 1662
Residence Salmas

Mar Shimun XII Yoalaha was the seventh Patriarch of the Chaldean Catholic Church, from 1656 to 1662.

He succeeded Patriarch Shimun XI Eshuyow, the seat of the patriarchate of Babylon of the Chaldean Catholic church being in Salmas during his reign.

Mar Shimun XII Yoalaha like his predecessors Shimun X Eliyah and Shimun XI Eshuyow was not formally recognized by Rome after the hereditary Shimun line of Patriarchs was reintroduced by Patriarch Shimun IX Dinkha in the Chaldean church. Hereditary succession is an unacceptable practice in Roman Catholic Church.

His successor in 1662 was Shimun XIII Dinkha the last of the Shimun line in the Chaldean Church.

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Preceded by
Shimun XI Eshuyow
Patriarch of Babylon
1656–1662
Succeeded by
Shimun XIII Dinkha