Yousef VII Ghanima

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Yousef VII Ghanima
Patriarch of Babylon of the Chaldeans
Church Chaldean Catholic Church
See Babylon of the Chaldeans
Installed September 17, 1947
Term ended July 08, 1958
Predecessor Yousef VI Emmanuel II Thomas
Successor Paul II Cheikho
Ordination May 15, 1904 (Priest)
Consecration May 10, 1925 (Bishop)
by Yousef VI Thomas
Personal details
Birth name Yousef Ghanima
Born January 29, 1881
Died July 8, 1958(1958-07-08) (aged 77)
Residence Iraq

Mar Yousef VII Ghanima † was the patriarch of the Chaldean Catholic Church in 1947–1958.


He was born on January 29, 1881 in Mossul and was ordained a priest on May 15, 1904. In 1925 he was ordained Auxiliary Bishop of Babylon of the Chaldean. He was the Patriarch of the Chaldean Church from September 17, 1947 till his death on July 8, 1958. He replaced Patriarch Yousef VI Emmanuel II Thomas † and was followed by Paul II Cheikho †.

With Mar Yousef VII Ghanima, the Patriarchate transferred from Mosul to Baghdad.

Preceded by
Audishu V Khayyath
Patriarch of Babylon
of the Chaldean Catholic Church

Succeeded by
Paul II Cheikho