Maroun Elias Nimeh Lahham
|Maroun Elias Nimeh Lahham|
|Born||20 July 1948
|Denomination||Roman Catholic Church|
|Motto||UT COGNOSCANT TE
(So that they may know you)
|Coat of arms|
Maroun Elias Nimeh Lahham (born 20 July 1948, Irbed, Jordan), is the first Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Tunis from 2010, after having been bishop for more than four years. Since 2012 Lahham is the Patriarchal Vicar to Jordan of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem.
On September 8, 2005, Lahham was appointed Bishop of Tunis by Pope Benedict XVI, and was officially ordained on October 2 of the same year in the parish church of Beit Jala by Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, Michel Sabbah.
On May 22, 2010, Pope Benedict XVI raised the Diocese of Tunis to Archdiocese, and gave to Maroun Lahham the title of Archbishop of Tunis.
Less than two years later, on January 19, 2012, Lahham was recalled to the Middle East where he became Auxiliary Bishop and vicar of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem for Jordan. He received the title of Titular bishop of Madaba and maintained, as an individual, the dignity of archbishop. On February 6, 2017, Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Bishop Maroun Lahham as Auxiliary Bishop of Jordan.
- Commander of the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint George
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