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His Eminence Mor Dionysios Behnam Jijjawi sleeps in the Lord

With great sorrow we announce the passing away of His Eminence, Mor Dionysios Behnam Jijjawi in Malikiyeh, Syria. He passed away on Sunday the 16th of February 2014, after celebrating the Holy Qourobo on All Priests’ Day. The late Archbishop was born in 1925 in Mosul, Iraq. He was the former Archbishop of Jerusalem and the Holy Land. In 1999, he retired at the Archdiocese of Al Jezira & Euphrates, Syria, and took residence at the Monastery of the Virgin Mary in Hassakeh.

In his long life, Mor Dionysios Jijjawi was honored with many medals by the Patriarchate, for his good services, especially at his Episcopal Golden Anniversary.

His Eminence will be remembered for his eloquent sermons and good literary background.

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