Yousef VII Ghanima

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Yousef VII Ghanima
Patriarch of Babylon of the Chaldeans
ChurchChaldean Catholic Church
SeeBabylon of the Chaldeans
InstalledSeptember 17, 1947
Term endedJuly 8, 1958
PredecessorYousef VI Emmanuel II Thomas
SuccessorPaul II Cheikho
OrdinationMay 15, 1904 (Priest)
ConsecrationMay 10, 1925 (Bishop)
by Yousef VI Thomas
Personal details
Yousef Ghanima

January 29, 1881
DiedJuly 8, 1958(1958-07-08) (aged 77)

Mar Yousef VII Ghanima (January 29, 1881 – July 8, 1958) was the patriarch of the Chaldean Catholic Church from 1947 until his death in 1958.


Mar Yousef VII Ghanima was born on January 29, 1881, in Mossul and was ordained a priest on May 15, 1904. An ethnic Assyrian,[1][2] in 1925 he was ordained Auxiliary Bishop of Babylon of the Chaldean. He was the Patriarch of the Chaldean Church from September 17, 1947, till his death on July 8, 1958. He replaced Patriarch Yousef VI Emmanuel II Thomas and was followed by Paul II Cheikho.

With help from Mar Yousef VII Ghanima, the Patriarchate transferred from Mosul to Baghdad.

He was buried in the cemetery of St. Joseph church in Baghdad.


  1. ^ "The Chaldean Church Story of survival". البطريركية الكلدانية (in Arabic). Retrieved 2021-04-02.
  2. ^ "Patriarch Paul II Cheikho [Catholic-Hierarchy]". Retrieved 2021-04-02.
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by Patriarch of Babylon
of the Chaldean Catholic Church

Succeeded by
Paul II Cheikho