Michel Sabah (born March 19, 1933) has been the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem and Archbishop of Jerusalem since 1987. He is an Arab born in Nazareth. He was ordained a bishop on January 6, 1988 in a ceremony officiated by Pope John Paul II. He has often quarreled with the Franciscan monks over his support for the Al Aqsa Intifada. March 19 is the 78th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (79th in leap years). ... 1933 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem is one of the Roman Catholic patriarchs of the east. The Patriarchate of Jerusalem is the oldest of Eastern Catholic Patriarchates, and the only one that still follows the Latin Rite. ... In Christianity, an archbishop is an elevated bishop heading a diocese of particular importance due to either its size, history, or both, called an archdiocese. ... Jerusalem (Hebrew: יְרוּשָׁלַיִם Yerushalayim; Arabic: القدس al-Quds; see also names of Jerusalem) is an ancient Middle Eastern city of key importance to the religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. ... 1987 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... There are three factors which may assist to varying degrees in determining whether someone is considered Arab or not: Political: whether they live in a country which is a member of the Arab League (or, more vaguely, the Arab world); this definition covers more than 300 million people. ... This is about the Middle East city of Nazareth. ... This article is about the sacrament. ... A bishop is an ordained member of the Christian clergy who holds a specific position of authority in any of a number of Christian churches. ... January 6 is the 6th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1988 is a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... His Holiness Pope John Paul II (Latin: ), born Karol Józef Wojtyła  (May 18, 1920 – April 2, 2005), reigned as Pope of the Roman Catholic Church and sovereign of Vatican City for almost 27 years, from 16 October 1978 until his death. ... The Order of Friars Minor (commonly called the Franciscans) is a mendicant religious order of men tracing their origin to Francis of Assisi and following the Rule of St. ... The al-Aqsa Intifada is the wave of violence and political conflict that began in September 2000 between Palestinian Arabs and Israelis; it is also called the Second Intifada (see also First Intifada). ...
Article critical of Patriarch Sabah (http://frontpagemag.com/Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=16525)
Catholic-Hierarchy.org data on Archbishop Sabbah (http://catholic-hierarchy.org/bishop/bsabbah.html)
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Michel speaks about “the importance of being faithful towards oneself – otherwise we cannot exist.
Michel talks about doing God’s will according to the fact that we are all both God’s and each others' equals – and should not therefore search for honour but listen to our consciences and take responsibility.
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