Archbishop Amel Nona was born November 1, 1967 in Aqlosh – Nineveh, Iraq. He was ordained a priest on January 11, 1991 in Baghdad. From 2000 – 2005 he studied in Rome, and from 2005 – 2010 he served as a parish priest in Alqosh. On January 8, 2010, he was ordained a bishop. He served as Archbishop of the Mosul Chaldean archeparchy (archdiocese) from 2010 – 2014. On March 7, 2015, he was appointed the Bishop of St. Thomas Chaldean eparchy (diocese) of Australia & New Zealand.
Archbishop Nona received his PhD in Theological Anthropology in 2005 from the Pontifical Lateran University, Rome. He is the author of many books, including: The Word of God in the Story of People (2007), 100 Questions About Love (2008), Meditations on Liturgical Prayer of Chaldean Rite (2011), Via Cruces (2012), and Family and Society (2013).