Girges bin Francis bin Youhanna bin Francis bin Shukri bin Luis bin Ibrahim, known as Abu Manash, was a Maronite bishop, writer, researcher and scholar. Born in Aleppo, Syria, Manash was elected member of the Arab Academy in Damascus. He undertook scientific field trips in search for ancient books and manuscripts, and was even a guardian of the Maronite library in Aleppo. He published a number of religious, historical and literature articles in several magazines including Al-Mathriq (The Orient), Risalat Al-Salam (A Message of Peace) in Beirut and Al-Mojamma’ Al-‘ilmi Al-Arabi (Arab Academy) in Damascus. Among his notable works include The Calendar of the Maronite Printing House, The Piece of Art in 3 Maronite Academies, The Book of Traditions, A Letter to Maximus the Wise, and many others.