Syriac Metropolitan Archdiocese of

Damascus

Syria Syria

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Continent: Central and Southwest Asia

Rite: Syriac (Antiochian)

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese Metr. Archdiocese

Name: Damascus (English) / Damas (français) / Damasco (Italiano) / Dimašq / Aš-Šām / Damascen(us) Syrorum (Latin)

Suffragan Sees: no suffragan sees

Depends on: Dicastery for the Eastern Churches

History

Papal Visits

Present Prelates

Metropolitan Archbishop (2019.07.12 – ...):Archbishop Youhanna Jihad Battah (67)Archbishop Youhanna Jihad Battah (67)

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of Damascus (Syriac Rite)

Archbishop Youhanna Jihad Battah (67)Archbishop Youhanna Jihad Battah (67)
(2019.07.12 – ...)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Damascus of the Syriacs (Syria)

Born:1956.06.26 (Damascus, Syria)
Ordained Priest:1991.05.19
Consecrated Bishop:2011.05.20

Priest of Damascus of the Syriacs (Syria) (1991.05.19 – 2011.03.01)

Titular Bishop of Phæna (2011.03.01 – 2019.07.12)

Bishop of Curia of the Syriacs (2011.03.01 – 2019.07.12)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Damascus of the Syriacs (Syria) (2019.07.12 – ...)

Archbishop Gregorios Elias Tabé
(2001.06.24 – 2019.07.12)

Born:1941.03.18 (Mardin, Syria)
Ordained Priest:1969.05.04
Consecrated Bishop:1996.01.07
Died:2023.04.16 (Kamichlié, Syria † 82)

Titular Bishop of Batnæ of the Syriacs (1995.06.24 – 1996.05.25)

Auxiliary Bishop of Antioch of the Syriacs (Lebanon) (1995.06.24 – 1997)

Titular Bishop of Mardin of the Syriacs (1996.05.25 – 1999.05.08)

Bishop of Curia of the Syriacs (1997 – 1999.05.08)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Damascus of the Syriacs (Syria) (1999.05.08 – 2001.06.24)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Damascus of the Syriacs (Syria) (2001.06.24 – 2019.07.12)

Archbishop Eustathe Joseph Mounayer
(1978.09.04 – 2001.05.15)

Born:1925.06.06 (Syria)
Ordained Priest:1949.04.23
Consecrated Bishop:1971.08.15
Died:2007.02.16 († 81)

Titular Bishop of Hierapolis in Syria of the Syriacs (1971.05.10 – 1978.09.04)

Auxiliary Bishop of Antioch of the Syriacs (Lebanon) (1971.05.10 – 1978.09.04)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Damascus of the Syriacs (Syria) (1978.09.04 – 2001.05.15)

Bishop of Curia of the Syriacs (2001.05.15 – 2006)

Archbishop Clément Georges Schelhoth
(1972.07.07 – 1978.09.04)

Born:1920.12.20 (Syria)
Ordained Priest:1945.05.10
Consecrated Bishop:1972.09.08
Died:1991.10.04 († 70)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Damascus of the Syriacs (Syria) (1972.07.07 – 1978.09.04)

Auxiliary Bishop of Antioch of the Syriacs (Lebanon) (1978.09.04 – 1979)

Titular Archbishop of Hierapolis in Syria of the Syriacs (1978.09.04 – 1991.10.04)

Archbishop Clément Abdulla Eliane Rahal
(1968.08.20 – 1971.05.30)

Born:1909.01.12 (Syria)
Ordained Priest:1934.02.04
Consecrated Bishop:1968.10.12
Died:1971.05.30 († 62)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Damascus of the Syriacs (Syria) (1968.08.20 – 1971.05.30)

Archbishop Iwannis Georges Stété
(1933.10.16 – 1968.08.20)

Born:1887.10.01 (Syria)
Ordained Priest:1911.06.11
Consecrated Bishop:1933.10.01
Died:1975.02.27 († 87)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Damascus of the Syriacs (Syria) ([1933.07.26] 1933.10.16 – 1968.08.20)

Titular Archbishop of Bostra (1968.08.20 – 1975.02.27)

Archbishop Grégoire Pierre Habra
(1924.03.24 – 1933.03.21)

Born:1856.12.03 (Syria)
Died:1933.03.21 († 76)

Archbishop of Mossul of the Syriacs (Iraq) (1901.08.16 – 1924.03.24)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Damascus of the Syriacs (Syria) (1924.03.24 – 1933.03.21)

Archbishop Clément Michel Bakhache
(1900.09.24 – 1922.08.03)

Born:1865.10.06 (Syria)
Consecrated Bishop:1900.09.24
Died:1958.07.04 († 92)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Damascus of the Syriacs (Syria) ([1900.07.03] 1900.09.24 – 1922.08.03)

Titular Archbishop of Chalcedon of the Syriacs (1922.08.03 – 1958.07.04)

Archbishop Grégoire Siméon Zora (later Patriarch)
(1812 – 1814.01.13)

Born:1754 (Iraq)
Ordained Priest:1780
Consecrated Bishop:1812.06.10
Died:1838.08.21 († 83)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Damascus of the Syriacs (Syria) (1812 – 1814.01.13)

Patriarch of Antioch of the Syriacs (Lebanon) ([1814.01.13] 1816.03.08 – 1818.06.01)

Former Prelates

Special Churches

Beirut (←), Homs (↑)

Statistics (2021.12.31)

Population: 7,300 Catholics

Pastoral Centres: 5 parishes, 3 missions

Personnel: 16 priests (8 diocesan, 8 religious), 2 deacons, 16 religious (8 brothers, 8 sisters), 1 seminarian

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