Archbishop Fouad Twal Coadjutor Archbishop of Jerusalem and President of Bethlehem University
Archbishop Fouad Twal was appointed Coadjutor Archbishop for the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem by His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI in September 2005.
Prior to this appointment, Twal served as Archbishop of Tunisia, carried out diplomatic service in the Apostolic Nunciatures of Honduras, Germany and Peru, and in the Council of Political Affairs for the State Secretariat of the Vatican. Msgr. He also served the Latin Patriarchate Parishes in Ramallah, Palestine, in Irbed and Amman, Jordan.
Twal completed his seminary studies at the Latin Patriarchal Seminary in Beit Jala, began his studies in Canon Law at the Pontifical University of the Lateran in Rome, and in 1974 was admitted to the Ecclesiastical Pontifical Academy, receiving the licentiate in Canon Law in 1975.
In March 2006, Twal was appointed president of Bethlehem University. In this role he promotes the University and presides at various official and public functions.