The Coadjutor Bishop of Jerusalem, Hosam Naoum will be installed as the Anglican Archbishop in Jerusalem on Ascension Day – 13 May 2021. The ceremony will take place in the city’s Saint George’s Cathedral.
The date was announced in a statement from the Episcopal Diocese in Jerusalem, which said: “following a consenting vote by the Synod of the Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East, Archbishop Michael Lewis, Primate, issued a mandate approving the installation of Bishop Hosam Naoum as ‘Bishop of the Diocese of Jerusalem, bearing the title Archbishop.’”
The statement asked people to pray for Bishop Naoum, his family and the diocese, and said more information would be forthcoming as planning for the service progresses.
He will succeed Archbishop Suheil Dawani who has served as bishop of the diocese of Jerusalem since 2007. In 2014, the Province restored the title of “Archbishop in Jerusalem” to the position.
Bishop Hosam is a member of the Anglican Communion’s Standing Committee, having been elected by members of the Anglican Consultative Council at the ACC-17 meeting in Hong Kong in 2019.