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Augustin Farah

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Augustin Farah (4 May 1910 in Kara, Lebanon – 31 March 1983) was an archbishop of the Melkite Greek Catholic Archeparchy of Tripoli and the Melkite Greek Catholic Archeparchy of Zahle and Forzol.[1]

Ecclesiastical career[edit]

On 8 September 1937, he became an ordained priest. Farah was named on 7 March 1961, for the Archeparchy of Tripoli and was ordained bishop on 18 June 1961. The ordination was headed by the Patriarch of Antioch Maximos IV Sayegh, SMSP, at his co-consecrators were the Archbishops Philippe Nabaa of Beirut and Byblos and Athanase Ach-Chaer, BC, of Banyas. When the Diocese of Tripoli was elevated to the Archdiocese, Farah also received on 18 November 1964 the title of archbishop. From 1962 to 1965 he was a participant at all meetings of the Second Vatican Council. In 1965, Farah was shortly Apostolic Administrator of Jerusalem.[2] On 25 August 1977, he was appointed Jean Bassoul's successor at the Melkite Greek Catholic Archeparchy of Zahle and Forzol and ran it until his death on 31 March 1983. He was succeeded by André Haddad, BS.


  1. ^ "Asien2". Archived from the original on 2 July 2017. Retrieved 26 February 2015.
  2. ^ Catholic Church [dead link]

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