Gregory III Laham

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Gregory III Laham, B.S. (Arabic: غريغوريوس الثالث لحام‎; Latin: Gregorius III Lahamus; born Lutfy Laham, December 15, 1933, in Darayya, Syria), Emeritus Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, of Alexandria and Jerusalem, is the former spiritual leader of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church. He was elected on November 29, 2000, succeeding Patriarch Maximos V Hakim. He retired on May 6, 2017.He took the name Gregory in honor of Patriarch Gregory II Youssef, who was the last member of his religious order, the Basilian Salvatorian Order, to be elected Patriarch. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gregory III Laham has received more than 73,622 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Gregory III Laham is the 1,224th most popular religious figure (down from 1,169th in 2019), the 79th most popular biography from Syria (down from 68th in 2019) and the 13th most popular Syrian Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, Gregory III Laham ranks 1,224 out of 2,272Before him are Jozef Tomko, 'Abd Allah ibn 'Amr ibn al-'As, Maria Alexandrovna Ulyanova, Balthasar Hubmaier, Theophilus Presbyter, and Pelagio Galvani. After him are Cuthbert, Juan Jesús Posadas Ocampo, Ermengarde of Tours, Guru Amar Das, Clemens August of Bavaria, and 'Abd Allah ibn Rawahah.

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Among people born in 1933, Gregory III Laham ranks 134Before him are Cees Nooteboom, Emanuel Ungaro, Renato Salvatori, Will Sampson, Edward Bunker, and Viktor Patsayev. After him are Princess Marie Louise of Bulgaria, Jörn Donner, Lubomyr Husar, Miloš Milutinović, Diane Cilento, and Syd Mead.

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Among people born in Syria, Gregory III Laham ranks 79 out of 158Before him are Nureddin al-Atassi (1929), Numenius of Apamea (200), Alciphron (200), Izz ad-Din al-Qassam (1882), Salah Jadid (1926), and Shukri al-Quwatli (1891). After him are Al-Qa'im (893), Fakhr al-Mulk Radwan (1080), Ahmad ibn Arabshah (1389), Duqaq (1100), Adib Shishakli (1909), and Mariam al-Asturlabi (950).


Among religious figures born in Syria, Gregory III Laham ranks 13Before him are Maron (301), Sophronius of Jerusalem (560), Apollinaris of Laodicea (310), Ananias of Damascus (100), Romanos the Melodist (490), and Ibn Asakir (1105). After him are Ignatius Moses I Daoud (1930), John X of Antioch (1955), Hilarion Capucci (1922), Ignatius IV of Antioch (1920), Ignatius Joseph III Yonan (1944), and Gregory Peter XX Ghabroyan (1934).