Fr. Salim Daccache, a Lebanese Jesuit, is the delegate of the Province of the Middle East to his general Congregation. After studying at the Saint Joseph University he was awarded a doctorate at the Sorbonne. He teaches philosophy and theology at the Saint Joseph University where he is dean of the Faculty of Religious Sciences. He also directs the Jesuit publishing house of Beirut. Since 2009 he has been director of the Centre de documentation et de recherches arabes chrétiennes of Beirut; he is director ad interim of the Institut de Lettres Orientales. From August 2012, Fr. Daccache is the Saint Joseph University dean.