Mar Yousef VI Emmanuel II, Patriarch of Babylon - Predecessor of the Catholicate

Mar Yousef VI Emmanuel II

Mar Yousef VI Emmanuel II Thomas served as Patriarch of the Chaldean Catholic Church 1900-1947. Born 8 August 1852 in Alqosh, he was consecrated Bishop of Seert in modern-day Turkey 1892, having been ordained priest in 1879. Earlier he studied in the Ghazir Seminary, located in Lebanon. He became Patriarch in 1900, confirmed by the Holy See of Rome.