Mouneer Anis received his Bachelors of Medicine and Surgery at Cairo University, Egypt in 1974. From 1979-2000 he served at Harpur Memorial Hospital in Menouf both as a Resident (until 1989) and from 1980 as the Director of the Hospital.
In 1986, Dr Mouneer received a Diploma of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene at the London School of Tropical Medicine. In 1993, Dr Mouneer received a Certificate in Hospital Management and Administrations from the School of Public Health at the University of California.
In 1999, Dr Mouneer was ordained a priest and served at All Saints Cathedral, Cairo. He then became the Administrator of the Diocese of Egypt and later was elected by the Diocesan Synod to be the third Egyptian Bishop of the Diocese of Egypt with North Africa and the Horn of Africa. He then did practical and theological training at Moore Theological College in Sydney, Australia, the Diocese of Canterbury in Kent (UK) as well as at Nashotah House in Wisconsin, USA before his consecration in 2000. In 2007, Bishop Mouneer was elected as the President Bishop (Primate / Archbishop) of the Episcopal Church in Jerusalem and the Middle East. He was re-elected to serve another term as President Bishop in 2012.
Bishop Mouneer is married to Nancy and they have two sons, Shady and Ramez. He strongly believes in the importance of “life dialogue” and of being a bridging church between traditional churches (orthodox, catholic and protestant), as well as between Christians and Muslims.
An avid photographer and painter, Bishop Mouneer studied with Dr Naseeb Baroody who studied under the notable Ansel Adams, John Sexton and Bruce Barnbaum. He is a vociferous reader and is often found translating books from English to Arabic and vice-versa.
Visit Bishop Mouneer’s online photographic portfolio.