Philippe Nabaa

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Philippe Nabaa (born April 18, 1907, in Joun,[1] Ottoman Empire – died on August 17, 1967, in Beirut, Lebanon) was Archeparch of the Melkite Greek Catholic Archeparchy of Beirut and Byblos.


On September 14, 1931, Philippe Nabaa was ordained at the age of 24 as a priest. The appointment as Archbishop was on 17 September 1948 and on 3 October of the same year he was ordained a bishop. He was the successor of Maximos IV Sayegh and took in his role at the four sessions of the Second Vatican Council in part. From 1962 to 1967 he was Undersecretary in the Pontifical Commission[2] for the interpretation of the decrees of the Second Vatican Council.[3]

Nabaa was consecrator of the Archbishops Augustin Farah (Bishop of Tripoli and later Archbishop of Zahleh e Furzol of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church) and from his own successor Grégoire Haddad.


  1. ^ "Places in Lebanon – Joun". Retrieved 22 December 2014.
  2. ^ "Ppstliche Kommissionen". Retrieved 22 December 2014.
  3. ^ "Kurie". Archived from the original on 30 October 2013. Retrieved 22 December 2014.

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