Ignatius Peter VIII Abdalahad

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Ignatius Peter VIII Abdalahad
Patriarch of Antioch and all the East of the Syrians
ChurchSyriac Catholic Church
Installed20 February 2001
Term ended2 February 2008
PredecessorIgnatius Moses I Daoud
SuccessorIgnatius Joseph III Yonan
OrdinationOctober 17, 1954 (Priest)
ConsecrationJune 21, 1997 (Bishop)
by Antony II Hayyek
Personal details
Birth namePeter Gregory Abdalahad
Born(1930-06-30)30 June 1930
Aleppo, Syrian Republic
Died4 April 2018 (aged 87)

Ignatius Peter VIII Abdalahad (born Peter Gregory Abdalahad; 30 June 1930 – 4 April 2018) was patriarch of Antioch and all the East of the Syriac Catholic Church. Ne served as patriarch from 2001 to 2008, when he resigned and retired.


He was ordained priest on October 17, 1954 and consecrated bishop on June 21, 1997 by Syriac Catholic Patriarch Ignatius Antony II Hayyek, and served as auxiliary bishop of Antioch till his appointment as Primate and Patriarch of the Syriac Catholic Church on February 16, 2001. His resignation was accepted on February 2, 2008. He lived in Beirut. He was succeeded by Ignatius Joseph III Yonan, who was elected as Primate and Patriarch on January 20, 2009 and his election confirmed by Pope Benedict XVI on January 22, 2009.

Ignatius Peter VIII Abdalahad died in Jerusalem on 4 April 2018.



  • "Archbishop Ignace Pierre VIII (Grégoire) Abdel-Ahad". Catholic-Hierarchy.org. Retrieved 2008-12-31.
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Jean-Elie Hallouli
Patriarchal Exarch of Jerusalem
Succeeded by
Grégoire Pierre Melki
Preceded by
Gregorios Elias Tabé
Titular Bishop of Batnae for the Syrians
Succeeded by
Grégoire Pierre Melki
Preceded by
Ignatius Moses I Daoud
Patriarch of Antioch of the Syrian Catholic Church
20 February 2001 – 2 February 2008
Succeeded by
Ignatius Joseph III Yonan