Cardinal Ignace Moussa I Daoud

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Cardinal Ignace Moussa I Daoud

  • Birth 18 Sep 1930 Syria
  • Death 7 Apr 2012 Rome, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy
  • Burial Achrafieh, Bayrut, Lebanon
  • Plot Crypt of the Patriarchs.
  • Memorial ID 88224871

Eastern Rite Roman Catholic Cardinal. He shall be remembered for his leadership positions in the Oriental Rite Catholic Church, a group that while similar to the Eastern Orthodox Church remains subject to the Pope. Born Basile Moussa Daoud in the small village of Meskaneh, he was educated in local schools and later in Jerusalem and at Beirut's Charfeh Monestary. Ordained a Priest in 1954 Daoud earned a doctorate in canon law from Rome's Pontifical Gregorian University and from 1965 until 1970 served as secretary to the Patriarch of Syria. He held various administrative positions within the Church until he was Consecrated and named Bishop of Cairo in 1977. Appointed Archbishop of Homs in 1994 he held that episcopate until elevated to Patriarch of Antioch of the Syrians in 1998, at that time, in keeping with Church tradition, taking the name Ignace. In 2000 he resigned his post when called to Rome for service as Prefect of the Congregation for Oriental Churches. Created Cardinal on February 21, 2001, he participated in the 2005 Conclave and remained in Rome following his 2007 age mandated retirement.

Bio by: Bob Hufford


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  • Maintained by: Eman Bonnici
  • Originally Created by: Bob Hufford
  • Added: 8 Apr 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 88224871
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Cardinal Ignace Moussa I Daoud (18 Sep 1930–7 Apr 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 88224871, citing Charfeh Monastery, Achrafieh, Bayrut, Lebanon ; Maintained by Eman Bonnici (contributor 46572312) .