Reverend Monsignor Labib Kobti 1950 – 2024

Monsignor Labib Kobti passed away on March 19, 2024 in San Francisco. He was born in Beirut, Lebanon on August 31, 1950. Loving son of the late Fawzi and Veriginie Kobti; loving brother of Emil Cobti and the late Elie Kobti. Survived by loving nieces and nephews.

Monsignor Kobti was ordained a priest on June 7, 1975. He was a priest with the Patriarca of Jerusalem and in residence in the Archdiocese of San Francisco at St. Anne’s of the Sunset from 1993-1999. Fr. Labib was pastor at St. John of God Church, San Francisco from 1999-2002 and at St. Thomas More Parish from 2002 – 2015 until he retired.

Monsignor Kobti was a spiritual leader to the Arab American Catholic community. He will be greatly missed by friends and parishioners alike.

A viewing will be held on Thursday, March 21st after 6:00pm where a vigil service will be held at 7:00pm at St. Thomas More Church, 1300 Junipero Serra Blvd., S.F. CA 94132. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, March 22nd at 11:00am at St. Thomas More Church. Committal Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, Colma. Donations to St. Thomas More Church preferred.