Mouneer Anis

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Dr. Mouneer Anis
President Bishop of the Episcopal Church in Jerusalem and the Middle East
ChurchEpiscopal Church in Jerusalem and the Middle East
In office2007–2017
PredecessorClive Handford
Other postsBishop of Egypt (2000–present)
Ordination1997 (deacon)
1999 (priest)
by Ghais Abdel Malik
Consecration15 May 2000
by Ghais Abdel Malik
Personal details
Born (1952-04-08) 8 April 1952 (age 67)
Shebin El Kom, Monofia, Egypt
Previous postDirector of Harpur Memorial Hospital, Menouf, Egypt - Administrator of the Diocese of Egypt

Mouneer Hanna Anis (born 8 April 1950) is an Egyptian Anglican bishop. He has been Bishop of Egypt since 2000 and was Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church in Jerusalem and the Middle East from 2007 to 2017. He is also professionally a physician and an amateur photographer and painter. He is married and has two sons.

Professional career[edit]

He earned his Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery at Cairo University in 1974. He worked at Harpur Memorial Hospital in Menouf from 1979 to 1999, as Resident until 1989 and as Director since 1984.

He received a Diploma of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene from the London School of Tropical Medicine in 1986. He was also given a Certificate in Hospital Management and Administrations from the School of Public Health of the University of California in the United States in 1992.

Religious career[edit]

Anis decided to follow religious life at a relatively late age, being ordained an Anglican priest in 1999. He went to serve at All Saints Cathedral, in Cairo. He later became Administrator of the Diocese of Egypt. He was elected by the Diocesan Synod of the Episcopal Church in Jerusalem and the Middle East as the third Egyptian national Bishop of the Diocese of Egypt. He went to do theological and practical training at Moore Theological College, in Sydney, Australia, at the Diocese of Canterbury, in England, and at Nashotah House, in the United States. Anis' consecration took place on 15 May 2000.[1]

He has been the Bishop of Egypt since then (which he will serve until the mandatory Anglican episcopal retirement age of 70).[2] and the Presiding Bishop of the Jerusalem and the Middle East, since 18 April 2007, being reelected in 2012 and finished his term in 2017, after attaining the Anglican clerical retirement age of 65 years.[3]

Anis has been involved in the Anglican realignment, as a member and the current chairman of the Global South Primates Steering Committee.[4] He supported the inception of the Anglican Church in North America in 2009. He decided not to attend the first Global Anglican Future Conference, held in Jerusalem, in 2008, but he attended the Global South meeting in Singapore, in 2010.


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Anglican Communion titles
Preceded by
Ghais Abdel Malik
Bishop of Egypt