Authorized Form of NameSayegh; Maximos IV (1878-1967); Patriarch of Antioch of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church
ForenamesMaximos IV
TitlePatriarch of Antioch of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church
ActivityPatriarch of Antioch and All the East, and Alexandria and Jerusalem of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church from 1947 until his death in 1967. One of the fathers of Second Vatican Council, the outspoken patriarch stirred the Council by urging reconciliation between the Catholic and Eastern Orthodox churches. He accepted the title of cardinal in 1965 after Pope Paul VI clarified the significance of that title in the case of an Eastern Patriarch.
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