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Samir Kaffity

Samir Kaffity

Sector : Religious Figures , Christianity

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  • Country of residence : United States
  • Gender : Male
  • Born in : 1933
  • Age : 83
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The Rt Rev Samir Hanna Kaffity (born 21 September 1933) was an Anglican Bishop in the last quarter of the 20th century. He was educated at the American University of Beirut and ordained in 1958.
 
He was Parish Priest to the Palestinian congregation at St. George's Cathedral, Jerusalem and then held further incumbencies at St Andrew’s Ramallah, St Peter’s, Bir Zeit, then All Saints, Beirut. From 1977 he was a Lecturer at Birzeit University and then Archdeacon of Jerusalem. In 1982 he became Coadjutor Bishop of Jerusalem and two years later the Anglican Bishop in Jerusalem. Between 1984 and 1998, Bishop Kaffity was the second Palestinian Arab bishop. He served two five-year terms as the Provincial President-Bishop and Primate.
 
Since 1998 he has been Bishop-in-Residence at St Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, Poway. Bishop Kafity died at his home in San Diego, California on August 21, 2015.



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