Cardinal Bishop of
Born on 6 October 1927. He speaks Arabic, French, Italian, Latin, English and Aramaic.
He was ordained on 21 December 1952.
He was elected Auxiliary Bishop of Babylon of the Chaldeans on 7 December 1962 and consecrated on 19 April 1963 in Baghdad by Paul II Cheikho, Patriarch of Babylon of the Chaldeans.
The Synod of Bishops of the Chaldean Church elected him Patriarch of Babylon of the Chaldeans on 3 December 2003. Pope Benedict XVI appointed him to the College of Cardinals on 24 November 2007.