Adapted from ACNS

Archbishop Suheil Dawani of the Diocese of Jerusalem has been elected as the next Primate of the Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East. He succeeds Archbishop Mouneer Hanna Anis, who has held the post since 2007.

Archbishop Dawani will serve for two and a half years, to be followed by the Rt. Rev. Michael Lewis of the Diocese of Cyprus and the Gulf. Bishop Lewis will serve until May 2022.

The Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East’s synod made these decisions during a two-day meeting in Amman, Jordan.

“We congratulate both Archbishop Suheil and Bishop Michael on their appointments, and we give thanks for Archbishop Mouneer’s service as our Primate since 2007,” the synod said in a written statement. “Please uphold the Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East in your prayers.”

Image: Archbishop Justin Welby and Archbishop Suheil Dawani pray together during Archbishop Welby’s visit to the Holy Land. • Lambeth Palace/Flickr