Greek-Melkite Archdiocese of

Akka

Israel Israel

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Continent: Central and Southwest Asia

Rite: Greek-Melkite (Byzantine)

Type: Archdiocese Archdiocese

Name: Akka / Tolemaide / Ptolemaiden(sis) (Latin)

Subject to the Patriarch

Depends on: Dicastery for the Eastern Churches

History

Present Prelates

Archbishop ([2018.11.09] 2019.03.18 – ...):Archbishop Youssef Matta (55)Archbishop Youssef Matta (55)

Ordinaries

Archbishops of Akka (Greek-Melkite Rite)

Archbishop Youssef Matta (55)Archbishop Youssef Matta (55)
(2019.03.18 – ...)

Archbishop of Akka of the Greek-Melkites (Israel)

Born:1968.12.03 (Nazareth, Israel)
Ordained Priest:1999.06.19
Consecrated Bishop:2019.06.01

Priest of Akka of the Greek-Melkites (Israel) (1999.06.19 – 2019.03.18)

Archbishop of Akka of the Greek-Melkites (Israel) ([2018.11.09] 2019.03.18 – ...)

Archbishop Georges Wadih Bacouni (62)Archbishop Georges Wadih Bacouni (62)
(2014.06.21 – 2018.11.09)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Beirut–Gibail of the Greek-Melkites (Lebanon)

Born:1962.05.16 (Ain el-Roummaneh, Lebanon)
Ordained Priest:1995.07.30
Consecrated Bishop:2005.11.27

Priest of Beirut–Gibail of the Greek-Melkites (Lebanon) (1995.07.30 – 2005.10.20)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Tyr of the Greek-Melkites (Lebanon) ([2005.06.27] 2005.10.20 – 2014.06.21)

Vice-President of Assembly of Catholic Ordinaries of the Holy Land (2014 – 2016.07)

Archbishop of Akka of the Greek-Melkites (Israel) (2014.06.21 – 2018.11.09)

Pro-President of Assembly of Catholic Ordinaries of the Holy Land (2016.07 – 2018.11.24)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Beirut–Gibail of the Greek-Melkites (Lebanon) (2018.11.09 – ...)

Archbishop Moussa El-Hage, O.A.M. (70)Archbishop Moussa El-Hage, O.A.M. (70)
(Apostolic Administrator 2014.01.27 – 2014.06.21)

Archbishop Elias Chacour (84)Archbishop Elias Chacour (84)
(2006.02.17 – 2014.01.27)

Archbishop emeritus of Akka of the Greek-Melkites (Israel)
Vice-President emeritus of Assembly of Catholic Ordinaries of the Holy Land

Born:1939.11.29 (Biram, Israel)
Ordained Priest:1965.07.24
Consecrated Bishop:2006.02.25

Vice-President of Assembly of Catholic Ordinaries of the Holy Land (? – 2014.01.27)

Priest of Akka of the Greek-Melkites (Israel) (1965.07.24 – 2006.02.17)

Archbishop of Akka of the Greek-Melkites (Israel) ([2006.02.11] 2006.02.17 – 2014.01.27)

Archbishop Georges Nicolas Haddad, M.S.P. (66)Bishop Georges Nicolas Haddad, M.S.P. (66) (later Archbishop)
(Apostolic Administrator 2003.03.21 – 2005.12.10)

Archbishop Pierre Mouallem, M.S.P. (96)Archbishop Pierre Mouallem, M.S.P. (96)
(1998.07.29 – 2003.07.18)

Archbishop emeritus of Akka of the Greek-Melkites (Israel)

Born:1928.05.10 (Aïlaboun, Israel)
Ordained Priest:1955.11.21
Consecrated Bishop:1990.06.29

Superior General of Society of Missionaries of Saint Paul (1975 – 1987)

Bishop of Nossa Senhora do Paraíso em São Paulo of the Greek-Melkites (Brazil) (1990.04.20 – 1998.07.29)

Archbishop of Akka of the Greek-Melkites (Israel) (1998.07.29 – 2003.07.18)

Archbishop Maximos Salloum
(1975.08.20 – 1997.07.23)

Born:1920.12.02 (Lebanon)
Ordained Priest:1946.07.20
Consecrated Bishop:1975.09.14
Died:2004.10.28 († 83)

Archbishop of Akka of the Greek-Melkites (Israel) (1975.08.20 – 1997.07.23)

Archbishop Joseph-Marie Raya
(1968.09.09 – 1974.08.21)

Born:1916.08.15 (Lebanon)
Ordained Priest:1941.07.20
Consecrated Bishop:1968.10.20
Died:2005.06.10 († 88)

Archbishop of Akka of the Greek-Melkites (Israel) (1968.09.09 – 1974.08.21)

Titular Archbishop of Scythopolis (1974.08.21 – 2005.06.10)

Archbishop Georges Hakim (later Patriarch)
(1943.03.13 – 1967.11.22)

Born:1908.05.18 (Tanta, Egypt)
Ordained Priest:1930.07.20
Consecrated Bishop:1943.06.13
Died:2001.06.30 (Beirut, Lebanon † 93)

Archbishop of Akka of the Greek-Melkites (Israel) (1943.03.13 – 1967.11.22)

Patriarch of Antioch of the Greek-Melkites (Syria) ([1967.11.22] 1967.11.26 – 2000.11.22)

Patriarch of Alexandria of the Greek-Melkites ([1967.11.22] 1967.11.26 – 2000.11.22)

Patriarch of Jerusalem of the Greek-Melkites ([1967.11.22] 1967.11.26 – 2000.11.22)

President of Synod of the Greek-Melkite Catholic Church (1969 – 2000.11.22)

President of Assembly of Catholic Ordinaries in Syria (1969 – 2000.11.22)

Bishops of Akka (Greek-Melkite Rite)

Bishop Grégoire Haggiar, B.S.
(1901.03.24 – 1940.10.30)

Born:1875.03.12 (Israel)
Ordained Priest:1897.01.03
Consecrated Bishop:1901.03.24
Died:1940.10.30 († 65)

Bishop of Akka of the Greek-Melkites (Israel) (1901.03.24 – 1940.10.30)

Bishop Athanase Sabbagh, B.S.
(1894 – 1899?)

Bishop of Akka of the Greek-Melkites (Israel) (1894 – 1899?)

Bishop Agapio Dumani, B.S.
(1864.12.04 – 1893)

Died:1893

Bishop of Akka of the Greek-Melkites (Israel) (1864.12.04 – 1893)

Bishop Grégoire Youssef-Sayour (later Patriarch)
(1856 – 1864.09.29)

Born:1823.10.27 (Egypt)
Ordained Priest:1854.06.11
Consecrated Bishop:1856.11.13
Died:1897.07.13 († 73)

Bishop of Akka of the Greek-Melkites (Israel) (1856 – 1864.09.29)

Patriarch of Antioch of the Greek-Melkites (Syria) ([1864.09.29] 1865.03.27 – 1897.07.13)

Patriarch of Alexandria of the Greek-Melkites ([1864.09.29] 1865.03.27 – 1897.07.13)

Patriarch of Jerusalem of the Greek-Melkites ([1864.09.29] 1865.03.27 – 1897.07.13)

Bishop Clément Bahous [Bahouth], B.S. (later Patriarch)
(1836 – 1856.04.01)

Born: (Egypt)
Consecrated Bishop:1836.08.10
Died:1882.06.13

Bishop of Akka of the Greek-Melkites (Israel) (1836 – 1856.04.01)

Patriarch of Antioch of the Greek-Melkites (Syria) ([1856.04.01] 1856.06.16 – 1864.08.13)

Patriarch of Alexandria of the Greek-Melkites ([1856.04.01] 1856.06.16 – 1864.08.13)

Patriarch of Jerusalem of the Greek-Melkites ([1856.04.01] 1856.06.16 – 1864.08.13)

Bishop Habib Theodosius
(1809 – 1833?)

Bishop of Akka of the Greek-Melkites (Israel) (1809 – 1833?)

Bishop Macarios Nahas
(1795 – 1809?)

Bishop of Akka of the Greek-Melkites (Israel) (1795 – 1809?)

Bishop Macarios Fakhoury
(? – 1794?)

Bishop of Akka of the Greek-Melkites (Israel) (? – 1794?)

Bishop Michel Germanos Adam (later Archbishop)
(1774 – 1777.07)

Consecrated Bishop:1774.12.25

Bishop of Akka of the Greek-Melkites (Israel) (1774 – 1777.07)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Aleppo of the Greek-Melkites (Syria) (1777.07 – 1809)

Bishop Macaire Ajemi
(1759 – 1774.12.25)

Bishop of Akka of the Greek-Melkites (Israel) (1759 – 1774.12.25)

Special Churches

Petra and Philadelphia (↘), Jerusalem (↓)

Statistics (2022.12.31)

Population: 73,865 Catholics

Pastoral Centres: 36 parishes

Personnel: 39 priests (35 diocesan, 4 religious), 36 religious (6 brothers, 30 sisters), 8 seminarians

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