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Samir Kafity

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Samir Kafity

The Rt Rev Samir Hanna Kaffity (born on 21 September 1933) was an Anglican Bishop[1] in the last quarter of the 20th century. He was educated at the American University of Beirut [2] and ordained in 1958.

He was incumbencies at St Andrew’s Ramallah, St Peter’s, Bir Zeit,[3] 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.[4] 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.

See also


  1. ^ Encyclopaedia of the Palestinian Problem
  2. ^ Who's Who 2008: London, A & C Black, 2008 ISBN 978-0-7136-8555-8
  3. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory Lambeth, Church House, 1975 ISBN 0-19-200008-X
  4. ^ Diocesan web-site
Anglican Communion titles
Preceded by
Robert Stopford
Bishop of Jerusalem
1984 – 1998
Succeeded by
Riah Hanna Abu El-Assal

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