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In 1950 he ordained Metropolitan of Verroia Alexandretta (Βερροίας και Αλεξανδρέττας).
On 25 September 1970 he was elected Patriarch of Antioch<ref>[http://www.newspapers.com/newspage/62121534/ San Antonio Express 27 September 1970 › Page 98]</ref>.
He passed away in Damascus on June 21, 1979
afrer [[heart attack]]<ref>http://almoutran.com/2011/04/866</ref>.
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