Bishop Simon Faddoul


Bishop Simon Toufic Faddoul

Maronite Eparchy of the Annunciation

West and Central Africa

Ibadan, Nigeria

  • Born in Dik ElMehdi, North Metn Lebanon on the 7th of January 1958.
  • Monk in the Lebanese Maronite Order from 1973 till 1983 when he left to join the Maronite Archdiocese of Antelias.
  • Ordained a priest on August 9, 1987 in the Archdiocese of Antelias.
  • Ordained Chorbishop on December 7, 2013.
  • Pope Francis named him Exarch over the newly erected Maronite Exarchy of West and Central Africa with a see in Ibadan, Nigeria in January 2014 and was enthroned at a canonical possession on Sunday April 6, 2014 in Ibadan.
  • Elevated to bishop by a decree from Pope Francis on February 28, 2018 consolidating the choice of the Maronite Synod, over the newly erected Maronite Eparchy of the Annunciation in West and Central Africa with a see in Ibadan, Nigeria.  
  • Ordained bishop on Saturday, April 7, 2018


1989 Doctorate in Educational Management and Leadership from the University of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.

1986 Master degree in Secondary Educational Management from Providence College, Rhode Island, USA.

1985 Master degree in Educational Sciences from the University of the Holy Spirit, Kaslik, Lebanon.

1984 Sacred Theology Bachelor (License) from the Pontifical Faculty of Theology at the University of the Holy Spirit, Kaslik, Lebanon.

Languages spoken; Arabic, English, and French. Knowledge of Syriac, Ancient Greek and Modern Greek.


2001-2010 Pastor of the city parish of Jal Eldib – Bkennaya

1991-2001 Pastor of Saint Elias Ain Aar parish

1987-1990 Assistant pastor – Saint Anthony of Padua parish – Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

1990-1991 Assistant pastor – Our Lady of Graces Cathedral – Nicosia, Cyprus.

2003-2014 Member of priests’ council in the Archdiocese of Antelias, Lebanon.

1992-2014 Member of the administrative board of the Archdiocese of Antelias.

1997-2011 Founder and conductor of the Archdiocesan Choir 

1995-2002 Secretary general of the Archdiocesan council 

1991-1994 Secretary general of the Archdiocese of Antelias

1994-2014 Running and participating at numerous radio and tv shows on the Voice of Charity and Telelumiere/Noursat

He occupied at the Maronite and Catholic Church level in Lebanon the following positions:

2010 – 2014 President of Caritas Lebanon

2008 – 2010 General Director of the Maronite Social Institution (Maronite Social Fund)

2005 – 2008 Rector of Saint Georges High School in Zalka, Lebanon

1993 – 2003 Rector of Saint Joseph School in Cornet Chahwan, Lebanon

Academic positions

2008 – 2014 Lecturer at the University of the Holy Spirit- USEK – Education Department

2004 – 2010 Lecturer at the Lebanese University-UL – Education Department

1994 – 2008 Lecturer at the American University of Beirut- AUB – Education Department