Chorbishop John D. Faris, a native of Uniontown, Pennsylvania, was ordained in 1976 as a Maronite Catholic priest for service in the Eparchy of Saint Maron and ordained a chorbishop in 1991. After receiving a doctorate in canon law from the Pontifical Oriental Institute in Rome, Chorbishop Faris served as Chancellor and Protosyncellus of his eparchy from 1980-1996. From 1996 through 2009, he served in various positions with the Catholic Near East Welfare Association and the Pontifical Mission for Palestine. In 1995, he was elected President of the Canon Law Society of America and continues to be involved in the activities of the Society. He is Assistant Professor of Canon Law at The Catholic University of America an serves as a Catholic representative on international dialogues with the Orthodox and Oriental Orthodox Churches. He has written and edited several books and articles on Eastern canon law, ecumenism and the Holy Land. Until June, 2018, Chorbishop Faris was the Pastor of Saint Louis Gonzaga Church in Utica, New York and has been appointed pastor of Saint Anthony Church in Glen Allen, Virginia as of September, 2018.
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