Yousef VI Emmanuel II Thomas

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Yousef VI Emmanuel II Thomas
Patriarch of Babylon of the Chaldeans
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ChurchChaldean Catholic Church
SeeBabylon of the Chaldeans
InstalledJuly 9, 1900
Term endedJuly 21, 1947
PredecessorAudishu V Khayyath
SuccessorYousef VII Ghanima
OrdinationJuly 10, 1879 (Priest)
ConsecrationJuly 24, 1892 (Bishop)
by Eliya Abulyonan
Personal details
Birth nameYousef Emmanuel Thomas
BornAugust 8, 1852
DiedJuly 21, 1947(1947-07-21) (aged 94)

Mar Yousef VI Emmanuel II Thomas † was the patriarch of the Chaldean Catholic Church 1900–1947.


He was born on August 8, 1852 in Alqosh, studied in the Ghazir Seminary in Beirut and was ordained priest on July 10, 1879. On July 24, 1892 he was ordained Bishop of Seert, now in Turkey, by patriarch Eliya XIV [XIII] Abulyonan. He was appointed Patriarch of the Chaldean Church on the July 9, 1900 and confirmed by the Holy See on December 17 of the same year. He served as patriarch till his death on July 21, 1947. He replaced Patriarch Audishu V Khayyath † and was followed by Yousef VII Ghanima †.


  • "Archbishop Yousef VI Emmanuel II Thomas". Retrieved 2009-01-15.[self-published source]
  • Wilmshurst, David (2000). The Ecclesiastical Organisation of the Church of the East, 1318–1913. Louvain: Peeters Publishers.
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Audishu V Khayyath
Patriarch of Babylon
of the Chaldean Catholic Church

Succeeded by
Yousef VII Ghanima