Mgr Ibrahim Ibrahim, son of Michael Ibrahim and Hanneh Mahfouz, was born on March 22, 1962 in the village of Jinsanaya, in southern Lebanon. He is the third son of a family of seven boys and a girl.
After finishing his secondary studies, the young Ibrahim entered in August 1977 the seminary of the Holy Savior of the Basilian Salvatorian order. On August 15, 1979, he began the novitiate and made his first religious vows on August 15, 1980. He joined the town of Jeita (suburb of Beirut) where he began his college studies. In 1984, his order sent him to Rome to complete his philosophical and theological studies. On November 3, 1985, he made his perpetual vows.
Father Ibrahim returned to Lebanon to receive the diaconate ordination on July 9, 1987, followed by priestly ordination on July 18, 1987. He returned to Rome again to specialize in moral theology. Father Ibrahim obtained a bachelor's degree in philosophy at the University of the Holy Spirit (Kaslik, Lebanon), as well as a bachelor's degree in theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. He obtained a master's degree in moral theology from the Pontifical Lateran University.