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Archbishop Ghaleb Bader, new Apostolic Nuncio to Pakistan

Archbishop Ghaleb Bader, new Apostolic Nuncio to Pakistan

 

VATICAN – Pope Francis named, on Saturday, May 23, Archbishop Ghaleb Moussa Bader as Apostolic Nuncio to Pakistan, thus becoming the first Holy See Nuncio of Jordanian origin.

Archbishop Ghaleb Bader entered the Latin Patriarchate Minor Seminary in Beit Jala in 1963. He was ordained a priest in Amman by Bishop Ne’emeh Samaan on  June 13, 1975. He was vicar to then Father Michel Sabbah, future Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem at Christ the King parish in the same city in 1976.  In 1979, he began a career as a canonist, participated in the Arabic translation of 1983 Code of Canon Law and became president of the Ecclesiastical Court of Jerusalem in 1988. He became parish priest of the Annunciation parish in Amman, in  Jabal Al- Weibdeh in August 1992, taking the presidency of the Ecclesiastical Court of Amman. In 1998, he devoted his time exclusively as the chairman of the tribunal.

Ghaleb Bader was a Ghaleb Bader entered in the minor seminary in Beit Jala in 1963. Monsignor Bader was ordained a priest in Amman by Neemeh Simaan on 13 June 1975. He became vicar of the Christ the King parish in the same city in 1976. His priest is then Bishop Michel Sabbah, future Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem. Leaving his role as parish priest in 1979, he began a career as a canonist, participates in the Arabic translation of 1983 Code of Canon Law and became president of the Ecclesiastical Court of Jerusalem in 1988. He became parish priest of the Annunciation parish in Amman, in the district of Jabal Al- Weibdeh in August 1992, taking the presidency of the Ecclesiastical Court of Amman. In 1998, he left his curial task to devote himself exclusively to the chairman of the tribunal.

He was appointed Archbishop of Algiers by Pope Benedict XVI on May 24, 2008, replacing Bishop Henri Teissier, and was consecrated bishop by the Patriarch Fouad Twal, with Patriarch Michel Sabbah and Bishop Henri Tessier as co-consecrators on  June 17, 2008 in the church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in Jordan.

Archbishop Bader was consultor to the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue from 1996 to 2001.

bader nuncioOn May 23, 201, His Holiness Pope Francis appointed Archbishop Ghaleb Moussa Abdalla Bader as Titular Archbishop of Mathara in Numidia and Apostolic Nuncio to Pakistan.

The Latin Patriarchat of Jerusalem, Patriarch Fouad Twal, Bishops, priests, deacons, religious men and women, and faithful send their best wishes to the new Apostolic Nuncio and wish him success in his new mission!