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Matti Shaba Matoka, Iraqi archbishop.

Background

Matoka, Matti Shaba was born on June 19, 1930 in Bartella, Iraq. Son of Shaba and Messe (Zako) Matoka.

Education

Diploma in French Arabic/Syriac Literature, Syro-Benedictine Seminary, Jerusalem, 1948. Licence in Philosophy and Theology, Seminary of Charfe, Lebanon, 1954.

Career

Teacher, rector, Seminary of Charfe, 1956-1959;secretary, Diocese of Mosul, 1959-1961;secretary, Diocese of Baghdad, 1961-1979;auxiliary bishop, Diocese of Baghdad, 1979-1983;archbishop, Diocese of Baghdad, since 1983; M C.

Connections

father:
Shaba Matoka

mother:
Messe (Zako) Matoka