Joseph Dergham was born on April 23rd, 1930 in Cairo, Egypt. He was ordained as a priest in the Congregation of Lebanese Maronite Missionaries in April of 1959 when he was 29 years old and he was later consecrated as a bishop in September of 1989. Dergham served as Bishop of Cairo of the Maronites in Egypt from 1989 until he retired in 2005 at the age of 75. He remained in Egypt until his death ten years later in 2015.
This article, received in 2020, was written by Grace Ramey, an undergraduate research assistant from the Boston University Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program or UROP. She completed her work under the supervision of Dr. Michele Sigg, Executive Director of the DACB.