The Lieutenancy of Ireland extends its congratulations to His Excellency Bishop Jamal Khader Daibes, currently Patriarchal Vicar in Jordan, on his appointment by His Holiness Pope Francis as pastor and head of the dioceses of Djibouti and Somalia, where the difficult social and political situation requires a man of talent and experience.
In asking His Excellency to begin this new ministry, the Holy See has shown a sign of trust and appreciation for his person and for his apostolic spirit and administrative ability.
His Excellency Bishop Jamal has served in various places in the Latin Patriarchal Diocese in Jordan and Palestine and in various administrative, pastoral and academic positions, most recently as an assistant Bishop and Patriarchal Vicar in Jordan since 2021.
Members of the Lieutenancy will recall our meetings with His Excellency when he was Rector of Beit Jala Seminary in 2019 and most recently when he met with us at the Holy Rosary Convent, Amman in October 2022.
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