Fr. Iyad Twal


Fr. Iyad Twal

General Director of LPS 



The Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, His Excellency Archbishop-elect Pierbattista Pizzaballa issued yesterday a decision appointing Fr. Iyad Twal as Director General of the Latin Patriarchate Schools in Palestine and Galelee.



It is worth noting that Fr. Iyad had previously served the Parish of Bizeit, the Pariarchal Seminary, as well as the parishes of Zababdeh & Beit Sahour. He eaned a Ph.D. in Theoretical Philosophy and Political Philosophy. He was later appointed as Head of the Religious Studies at the University of Bethlehem, and Professor of Philosophy at the same University.



The Latin Patriarchate – including bishops, priests and deacons – wish Fr. Iyad success in his new mission. It prays for his sake, expressing to the team of the General Directorate of the Latin Patriarchate Schools its best wishes for the new school year 2016/2017.



Fr. Iyad Twal

15.07.1973 : Born in Amman, Jordan
09.07.1998 : Ordained priest in Madaba
1998-2000 : Assistant Parish Priest Bir Zeit
2000 : Parish Priest Birzeit – Deputy Director of LPJ school / animator of Catholic Scouts in Palestine
2003 : Director of LPJ school in Birzeit
2003-2005 : In charge of Lower Seminary Beit Jala / member of the Seminary Clergy Team / member of
The ad hoc committee with the Jewish people
2005-2006 : Parish Priest Zababdeh (Palestine) ; director of LPJ school in Zababdeh
09/2012 : Aafter his comeback from Rome, appointed Parish Priest Beit Sahour / tutor of Philosophy at
Beit Jala Seminary
09/2013 : Head of Religious Studies at Bethlehem University / tutor of Philosophy at the same


University Academic Background
1994 : BA in Philosophy (Latran University)
1997 : BA in Theology (Latran University)
2000-2003 : Formation in different fields : Education for Peace ; International Relations ; Crises


On 17/8/2016:  The decision of his appointment as General Manager for the Latin Patriarchate schools in Palestine and Galilee , by the Archbishop -elect Pierbattista Pizzaballa