He also accepted the resignation of the Bishop Stephen Hector Doueihi, 76, from the governance of the eparchy, or diocese of the Eastern Church.
Gregory John Mansour was born in Flint, Michigan, in 1955. He received a bachelor’s degree in health education from Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo.
He studied for the priesthood at Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Seminary in Washington, D.C., and was ordained in September 1982. He has received a bachelor’s degree in theology from the Catholic University of America and a licentiate in spiritual theology from the Gregorian University in Rome.
Bishop-elect Mansour served as pastor of St. George Maronite Catholic Church, Uniontown, Pennsylvania. He is currently protosyncellus (vicar general) and chancellor of the Eparchy of Our Lady of Lebanon of Los Angeles and rector of St. Raymond Co-Cathedral, St. Louis, Missouri.
The jurisdiction of the eparchy extends to the Maronite Catholics in 16 states and the District of Columbia.