Bishop Gregory Mansour
In 2004, St. John Paul II named then-Chorbishop Gregory Mansour to head the Maronite Eparchy of St. Maron in Brooklyn, NY. Previously, Bishop Mansour served as vicar general, chancellor and financial officer of the Eparchy of Our Lady of Lebanon in Los Angeles; he took on additional duties as Rector of St. Raymond Cathedral in St. Louis and taught at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary. In 2016, Bishop Mansour was named Chairman of the Board of Catholic Relief Services.
Bishop Mansour has served on the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Pro Life and Catechesis and Evangelization Committees. He continues to serve on the Catholic-Oriental Orthodox Dialogue. In addition to serving as Secretary for Christian Arab and Middle Eastern Churches Together (CAMECT), he is also a member of the Board of Trustees for The Catholic University of America, Catholic Relief Services, Caritas Lebanon and Telelumiere/Noursat, and is actively involved with the efforts of In Defense of Christians (IDC) to support and advocate for Christians of the Middle East.
Born in Flint, MI, he studied at Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Seminary in Washington, D.C. He was ordained a priest in 1982. In 2004, upon his appointment to the Eparchy of St. Maron, he was ordained a bishop by Maronite Patriarch Cardinal Nasrallah Peter Sfeir.