New Archbishop to the Archdiocese of St. Matta, Iraq
On Friday December 16, 2005 His Holiness Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas,
Patriarch of Antioch, celebrated the Divine Liturgy at St. Ephrem
church in St. Ephrem Seminary, Ma'arat Saidnaya, Syria and consecrated
Rabban Mousa Abdulahad Aziz Shamani Archbishop for the Archdiocese of
Mor Matta in Iraq, the new consecrated Archbishop given a name of Mor
Timotheos Mousa A.Shamani.
Mor Timotheos Mousa A. Shamani born in 1966, in Mosul, Iraq. In 1992
he graduated from the Theological Seminary in Iraq, and in 1996 he
obtained the Theological licentiate from Theological Seminary of
Athena, Greece. In the same year became a monk at St. Ephrem seminary
in Ma'arat Saidnaya, Syria.
SOCM News Bureau