Ignatius Peter VIII Abdalahad

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Ignatius Peter VIII Abdalahad
Patriarch of Antioch and all the East of the Syrians
Church Syriac Catholic Church
See Antioch
Installed20 February 2001
Term ended2 February 2008
Predecessor Ignatius Moses I Daoud
Successor Ignatius Joseph III Yonan
Orders
OrdinationOctober 17, 1954 (Priest)
ConsecrationJune 21, 1997 (Bishop)
by  Antony II Hayyek
Personal details
Birth namePeter Gregory Abdalahad
Born(1930-06-30)30 June 1930
Aleppo, Syrian Republic
Died4 April 2018 (aged 87)
Jerusalem

Ignatius Peter VIII Abdalahad (born Peter Gregory Abdalahad; 30 June 1930 – 4 April 2018) was patriarch of Antioch and all the East of the Syriac Catholic Church. He served as patriarch from 2001 to 2008, when he resigned and retired.

Patriarch ecclesiastical title

The highest-ranking bishops in Eastern Orthodoxy, Oriental Orthodoxy, the Catholic Church, and the Church of the East are termed patriarchs.

Syriac Catholic Patriarchs of Antioch Wikimedia list article

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Syriac Catholic Church

The Syriac Catholic Church, also known as Syriac Catholic Patriarchate of Antioch, is an Eastern Catholic Christian Church in the Levant that uses the West Syriac Rite liturgy and has many practices and rites in common with the Syriac Orthodox Church. Being one of the twenty-three Eastern Catholic Churches, the Syriac Catholic Church has full autonomy and is a self-governed sui iuris Church while it is in full communion with the Holy See of Rome. The Syriac Catholic Church traces its history to the earliest days of Christianity. After the Calcedonian Schism the Church of Antioch became part of Oriental Orthodoxy, and was known as the Syriac Orthodox Church, while a new Antiochian Patriarchate was established to fill its place by the churches which accepted the Council of Calcedon. The Syriac Orthodox Church came into full communion with the Holy See and the modern Syriac Orthodox Church is a result of those that did not want to join the Catholic Church. Therefore the Syriac Catholic Church is the continuation of the original Church of Antioch.

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Biography

He was ordained priest on October 17, 1954 and consecrated bishop on June 21, 1997 by Syriac Catholic Patriarch Ignatius Antony II Hayyek, and served as auxiliary bishop of Antioch till his appointment as Primate and Patriarch of the Syriac Catholic Church on February 16, 2001. His resignation was accepted on February 2, 2008. He lived in Beirut. He was succeeded by Ignatius Joseph III Yonan, who was elected as Primate and Patriarch on January 20, 2009 and his election confirmed by Pope Benedict XVI on January 22, 2009.

Ignatius Antony II Hayyek was the Patriarch of Antioch and all the East of the Syrians of the Syriac Catholic Church from 1968 to 1998.

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Ignatius Joseph III Yonan Syrian-Catholic Patriarch

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Ignatius Peter VIII Abdalahad died in Jerusalem on 4 April 2018.

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Distinctions

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    Catholic Church titles
    Preceded by
    Jean-Elie Hallouli
    Patriarchal Exarch of Jerusalem
    1991–2001
    Succeeded by
    Grégoire Pierre Melki
    Preceded by
    Gregorios Elias Tabé
    Titular Bishop of Batnae for the Syrians
    1996–2001
    Succeeded by
    Grégoire Pierre Melki
    Preceded by
    Ignatius Moses I Daoud
    Patriarch of Antioch of the Syrian Catholic Church
    20 February 2001 2 February 2008
    Succeeded by
    Ignatius Joseph III Yonan