Armenian Archdiocese of

Baghdad

Iraq Iraq

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Continent: Central and Southwest Asia

Rite: Armenian

Type: Archdiocese Archdiocese

Name: Baghdad / Babylonen(sis) Armenorum (Latin)

Subject to the Patriarch

Depends on: Dicastery for the Eastern Churches

History

Present Prelates

Archbishop (2023.05.27 – ...):Archbishop Nersès Joseph Zabbara (55)Archbishop Nersès Joseph Zabbara (55)

Ordinaries

Archbishops of Baghdad (Armenian Rite)

Archbishop Nersès Joseph Zabbara (55)Archbishop Nersès Joseph Zabbara (55)
(2023.05.27 – ...)

Archbishop of Baghdad of the Armenians (Iraq)

Born:1969.06.06 (Alep, Syria)
Ordained Priest:1999.10.31
Consecrated Bishop:2023.08.27

Priest of Aleppo of the Armenians (Syria) (1999.10.31 – 2023.05.27)

Apostolic Administrator of Baghdad of the Armenians (Iraq) (2018.06.23 – 2023.05.27)

Patriarchal Exarch of Jerusalem and Amman of the Armenians (Jordan) (2019.05.10 – 2022.08)

Archbishop of Baghdad of the Armenians (Iraq) (2023.05.27 – ...)

Archbishop Nersès Joseph Zabbara (55)Fr. Nersès Joseph Zabbara (55) (later Archbishop)
(Apostolic Administrator 2018.06.23 – 2023.05.27)

Archbishop Emmanuel Dabbaghian, I.C.P.B.
(2007.01.26 – 2017.10.09)

Born:1933.12.26 (Aleppo, Syria)
Ordained Priest:1967.12.25
Consecrated Bishop:2007.08.04
Died:2018.09.13 (Beirut, Lebanon † 84)

Archbishop of Baghdad of the Armenians (Iraq) ([2006.09.13] 2007.01.26 – 2017.10.09)

Fr. Andon Atamian
(Apostolic Administrator 2001 – 2006)

Archbishop Paul Coussa
(1983.06.27 – 2001.10.13)

Born:1917.09.09 (Syria)
Ordained Priest:1941.04.17
Consecrated Bishop:1969.12.21
Died:2012.07.07 († 94)

Titular Archbishop of Colonia in Armenia (1969.08.26 – 1983.06.27)

Patriarchal Exarch of Damascus of the Armenians (Syria) (1969.08.26 – 1983.06.27)

Archbishop of Baghdad of the Armenians (Iraq) (1983.06.27 – 2001.10.13)

Archbishop Hovhannes Kasparian, I.C.P.B. (later Patriarch)
(1972.12.06 – 1982.08.05)

Born:1927.01.20 (Cairo, Egypt)
Ordained Priest:1952.04.13
Consecrated Bishop:1973.02.25
Died:2011.01.16 (Beirut, Lebanon † 83)

Archbishop of Baghdad of the Armenians (Iraq) (1972.12.06 – 1982.08.05)

Patriarch of Cilicia of the Armenians (Lebanon) ([1982.08.05] 1982.08.07 – 1999.09.08)

President of Synod of the Armenian Catholic Church (1982.08.07 – 1999.09.08)

Archbishop Nersès Tayroyan
(1954.06.29 – 1972.10.01)

Born:1895.03.21 (Iraq)
Ordained Priest:1919.12.21
Consecrated Bishop:1940.10.27
Died:1986.08.04 († 91)

Archbishop of Mardin of the Armenians (1940.05.03 – 1954.06.29)

Archbishop of Baghdad of the Armenians (Iraq) (1954.06.29 – 1972.10.01)

Titular Archbishop of Melitene of the Armenians (1972.10.01 – 1986.08.04)

Special Churches

Jerusalem and Amman (←), Aleppo (↖), Kameshli (↖), Ispahan (→)

Statistics (2022.12.31)

Population: 500 Catholics

Pastoral Centres: 2 parishes

Personnel: 2 priests (1 diocesan, 1 religious), 4 deacons, 2 religious (2 brothers), 2 seminarians

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Last updated on 2024.06.17

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