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Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Greek Orthodox Patriarch Ignatius Hazim Dies at Age 91

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On Wednesday, Greek Orthodox Patriarch Ignatius Hazim of Antioch and all the East died at a Beirut hospital after suffering a stroke a day earlier. He was 91. Patriarch Ignatius was admitted to St George Hospital University Medical Centre in Achrafieh Tuesday after suffering a stroke. Hospital administrators said that they’d release a statement concerning the patriarch’s death later Wednesday. Born in Mhardeh in Hama Governorate in Syria in 1921, Ignatius came from an Arab Orthodox family and was attracted to the clergy from an early age. After finishing school in Hama, he moved to Beirut where he studied literature and started serving the Orthodox Church in Lebanon. Ignatius helped found the global Society of Orthodox Youth Organisations and he became a member of the Sacred Convention of Orthodox Patriarchs in 1961; in 1971, he was appointed Orthodox Metropolitan of Latakia. Ignatius became Greek Orthodox Patriarch of the Antioch and all the East in 1979.

5 December 2012

The Daily Star: Lebanon News

http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Local-News/2012/Dec-05/197289-lebanons-patriarch-hazim-dies-at-91.ashx#ixzz2EAfD5fDe

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Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Patriarch Ignatius Hazim in “Stable Condition” at St George Hospital University Medical Centre, Geagea and Lebanese State Ministers Pay Him Visit

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On Tuesday, St George Hospital University Medical Centre announced that Patriarch Ignatius Hazim of Antioch and all the East is in stable condition and currently undergoing treatment in its Intensive Care Unit after suffering a stroke. The hospital administration said, “A team of medical experts at St George are taking care of the Patriarch’s condition”, adding that the Lebanese Forces leader Samir Farid Geagea, Greek Orthodox Metropolitan Elias Audi of Beirut , as well as Public Health Minister Ali Hassan Khalil and Future Movement MP Atef Majdalani visited the hospital to check up on the Patriarch’s health. Also among the visitors were former ministers Michel Eddé, Ibrahim Najjar, Elie Adib Salem, and Bechara Merhej. Ignatius was admitted to St George HUMC Tuesday morning after suffering a stroke, which affects “his movement ability and consciousness”. The Greek Orthodox patriarch entered hospital on 5 November, for what St George HUMC called routine medical checkups. Last month, in a terse statement released after media reports stated that the Patriarch was transferred from Damascus to the hospital in Beirut’s Achrafieh district after falling ill, hospital spokesmen said, “He’s in good health”.

4 December 2012

Naharnet

http://www.naharnet.com/stories/en/63282-patriarch-ignatius-iv-hazim-in-icu-after-stroke

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