Jules Mikhael Al-Jamil

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Jules Mikhael Al-Jamil
Dillinger in der SAK Rom.jpg
Archbishop Jules Mikhael Al-Jamil in the centre
Church Syriac Catholic Church
Ordination 7 Jun 1964
by Qurellus Emanuel Bunni
Consecration 9 Nov 1986
by Ignatius Antony II Hayyek
Personal details
Born (1938-11-18)November 18, 1938
Bakhdida, Iraq
Died December 3, 2012(2012-12-03) (aged 74)
Rome, Italy
Nationality Iraqi
Denomination Syriac Catholic
Alma mater Pontifical Lateran University

Archbishop Jules Mikhael Al-Jamil (Syriac: ܝܘܠܝܘܣ ܡܝܟܐܝܠ ܓܡܝܠ‎, Arabic: يوليوس ميخائيل الجميل‎‎) (November 18, 1938 – December 3, 2012) was the Syriac Catholic titular archbishop of Tagritum and the auxiliary bishop.[1]


He was born in Bakhdida and joined the nearby Mar Behnam Monastery at a young age. After ordination to priesthood in 1969 he moved to Lebanon where he spend several years in the Charafet monastery, the seat of the Syriac Catholic Church.[2][3]

He was ordained honorary archbishop of Tikrit in 1986 and later spent several years in Europe where he received his doctorate from the Pontifical Lateran University in Rome for his thesis on Christian communities under Islamic rule.[3]

He died of a stroke in Rome in December 3, 2012 and was buried in his birthplace in Iraq.[4]