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Hanna Jallouf

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Hanna Jallouf OFM (born on July 16, 1952 in Knayeh, Syria) is the current Apostolic Vicar of Aleppo.[1]

Hanna Jallouf joined the Congregation of the Franciscan on February 17, 1979, and made his perpetual vows and received on July 29, 1979 he was ordained to the priesthood.[2] In 2014, Fr. Hanna Jallouf was kidnapped with around 20 of his parishioners while in Knayeh by members of the al-Qaeda-affiliated al-Nusra Front.[3] Pope Francis appointed him Vicar Apostolic of Aleppo on July 1, 2023 after the resignation of his predecessor Georges Abou Khazen. His episcopal ordination was made by the Prefect of the Dicastery for the Eastern Churches Cardinal Claudio Gugerotti on September 17, 2023.[4][5]

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  1. ^ "Apostolic Vicariate of Aleppo, Syria 🇸🇾". GCatholic. Retrieved 2024-02-03.
  2. ^ "Bishop Hanna Jallouf [Catholic-Hierarchy]". www.catholic-hierarchy.org. Retrieved 2024-02-03.
  3. ^ "Syria conflict: Jihadist rebels abduct Franciscan friar". BBC News. 2014-10-07. Retrieved 2024-02-03.
  4. ^ CNA. "Franciscan friar in Syria becomes bishop of Latin-rite Catholics in Aleppo". Catholic News Agency. Retrieved 2024-02-03.
  5. ^ Lillian (2023-09-19). "Fr. Hanna Jallouf ordained bishop in Syria Fr. Hanna Jallouf ordained bishop in Syria - Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America". myfranciscan.org. Retrieved 2024-01-14.