Paul-Mounged El-Hachem

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Paul-Mounged El-Hachem (Arabic: بول منجد الهاشم‎‎) (born on September 8, 1934 in Akoura, Lebanon) is a former Apostolic Nuncio to Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, United Arab Emirates and Yemen; Apostolic Delegate of Arabian Peninsula and former eparch of the Maronite Catholic Eparchy of Baalbek-Deir El Ahmar.

Life[edit]

El-Hachem was born on September 8, 1934 in Lebanon. He was ordained priest on March 28, 1959 and worked for years as such in Lebanon. Pope John Paul II awarded him on 11 December 1978 as Honorific Chaplain of His Holiness[1] (Monsignor).

On 10 June 1995 he was appointed Maronite Bishop of the Eparchy of Baalbek-Deir El-Ahmar, succeeding Philippe Boutros Chebaya. Maronite Patriarch of Antioch, Nasrallah Boutros Sfeir, consecrated him bishop on September 13, 1995.[2][3] His co-consecrators were Boutros Gemayel, Archeparch of Cyprus and Roland Aboujaoudé, Auxiliary Bishop of Antioch.

On August 27, 2005, El-Hachem was appointed Titular Archbishop of Darnis and became the successor of Raffaele Baratta and named apostolic nuncio to Kuwait, Bahrain, Yemen and Qatar. On August 4, 2007 El-Hachem became apostolic nuncio to the United Arab Emirates. On 2 December 2009 he became emeritus apostolic nuncio.

His successor in the Maronite Catholic Eparchy of Baalbek-Deir El Ahmar was Simon Atallah.

References[edit]

  1. ^ [Annuario Pontificio per l’anno 1982, Città del Vaticano 1982, S. 1775.]
  2. ^ "Archbishop Paul-Mounged El-Hachem". Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved 21 January 2015. 
  3. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/low/europe/7302378.stm

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