Vicar for Jordan
H.E. William Shomali
May 15, 1950: Born in Beit Sahour (Palestine).
September 05, 1961: Entered the Minor Seminary in Beit Jala.
June 24, 1972: Ordained priest in the Co-Cathedral of Jerusalem by Patriarch Jacques Joseph Beltritti.
August 1972: Vicar in Zarqa North with Pastor Fr. Mario Furlan.
July 24, 1975: Priest in Shatan (Jordan).
1976: Joined Yarmouk University English Literature section in Jordan.
1980: Obtained a BA in English Literature.
August 1980: Professor at the Major Seminary in Beit Jala and director of the Minor Seminary.
1982: Vicar-Rector of the Seminary.
September 09, 1985: Study of Liturgy at St. Anselm (Rome).
May 06, 1989: Defended his doctoral thesis and returned to the Seminary in Beit Jala.
September 01, 1989: Professor of Liturgy, Vice Rector and Prefect of Studies: sections of philosophy and theology at the Seminary.
1995: published a book of songs and parts used in all parishes (seven consecutive editions).
October 1998: General Administrator of the Patriarchate in Jerusalem.
September 2005: Rector of the Seminary in Beit Jala.
August 2009: Chancellor of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem.
May 27, 2010: Episcopal consecration as auxiliary bishop of Jerusalem in the Basilica of Saint Catherine in Bethlehem.
Feb 8, 2017: Nominated as Patriarchal Vicar for Jordan by Archbishop Pizzaballa, Apostolic Administrator of Latin Patriarchate.
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