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His Beatitude Ignatius IV​

(1921 - 2012)

On the morning of December 5, 2012, the founder and chairman of the Board of Trustees of the University of Balamand,  His Beatitude Patriarch Ignatius IV of Antioch and All the East  fell asleep in the Lord, following a stroke on the day before. He was 92 years old.  
Less than two months earlier, His Beatitude had been on a working visit to the U.S. where he had initiated discussions for the establishment of a Ph.D. program  in Antiochian Orthodox Theology in collaboration with the Antiochian House of Studies and the University of Pittsburgh. His enthusiastic commitment to the Antiochian Church and to education characterized his life from early age through his last days.
A short biography of the late Patriarch


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