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John Shehadie

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In 1973, Bp Gibran requested that a new church be built on the other side of Sydney. Fr John Shehadie, son of Exarch Nicholas Shehadie, was appointed priest of the new church of St Nicholas, Punchbowl, and served there until his retirement in 1987.

Yohanna is Arabic for the English equivalent John. Yohanna is often shortened to Hanna. Among the Arabic speaking community Fr John was known as Fr Hanna.