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 80,335 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Gregory III Laham is the 1,215th most popular religious figure (up from 1,223rd in 2019), the 77th most popular biography from Syria (up from 79th in 2019) and the 12th most popular Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, Gregory III Laham ranks 1,215 out of 2,238Before him are Hegesippus, Severus of Antioch, Joseph Freinademetz, Saint Homobonus, Carlo Maria Martini, and Archippus. After him are Adalard of Corbie, Impenitent thief, Maximianus of Ravenna, Angelo Amato, Victor Maurus, and Hugh of Châteauneuf.

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Among people born in 1933, Gregory III Laham ranks 127Before him are Sacha Distel, Fred Haise, György Konrád, Donald E. Westlake, Luis Bacalov, and Saleh Al-Fawzan. After him are Waichiro Omura, Hannelore Kohl, Lubomyr Husar, Mako, Katharine, Duchess of Kent, and Maurice André.

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Among people born in Syria, Gregory III Laham ranks 77 out of 181Before him are Sergius I of Constantinople (565), Sabah Fakhri (1933), Thierry, Count of Flanders (1100), Duqaq (1100), Jurji Zaydan (1861), and Ibn Asakir (1105). After him are Evagrius Scholasticus (536), Al-Afdal ibn Salah ad-Din (1170), Al-Qa'im (893), Anisa Makhlouf (1930), Ahmad ibn Arabshah (1389), and Salah al-Din al-Bitar (1912).


Among religious figures born in Syria, Gregory III Laham ranks 12Before him are Émile Benveniste (1902), Romanos the Melodist (490), Maron (301), Apollinaris of Laodicea (310), Sophronius of Jerusalem (560), and Ibn Asakir (1105). After him are Gregory Peter XX Ghabroyan (1934), John X of Antioch (1955), Ignatius Moses I Daoud (1930), Ignatius Joseph III Yonan (1944), Cosmas of Maiuma (675), and Hilarion Capucci (1922).