Greek-Melkite Patriarchal Exarchate of

Iraq

Iraq Iraq

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Continent: Central and Southwest Asia

Rite: Greek-Melkite (Byzantine)

Type: Patriarchal Exarchate Patriarchal Exarchate

Name: Iraq

Subject to the Patriarch

Depends on: Dicastery for the Eastern Churches

History

Present Prelates

Patriarchal Exarch:vacant
Patriarchal Administrator (2017.06.22 โ€“ ...):Patriarch Youssef Absi, M.S.P. (77)Patriarch Youssef Absi (77)

Patriarch of Antioch of the Greek-Melkites (Syria)

President of Synod of the Greek-Melkite Catholic Church

President of Assembly of Catholic Ordinaries in Syria

Ordinaries

Patriarchal Exarchs of Iraq (Greek-Melkite Rite)

Patriarch Youssef Absi, M.S.P. (77)Patriarch Youssef Absi (Joseph Absi, M.S.P.) (77)
(Patriarchal Administrator 2017.06.22 โ€“ ...)

Patriarch Gregorios III Laham, B.S. (90)Patriarch Gregorios III Laham (Loutfi Laham, B.S.) (90)
(Patriarchal Administrator 2007.06.23 โ€“ 2017.05.06)

Archbishop Georges El-Murr, B.C.
(1997 โ€“ 2007.06.23)

Born:1930.10.11 (Lebanon)
Ordained Priest:1958.07.27
Consecrated Bishop:1992.10.23
Died:2017.02.08 (โ€  86)

Archbishop of Petra and Philadelphia of the Greek-Melkites (Jordan) (1992.08.26 โ€“ 2007.06.23)

Patriarchal Exarch of Iraq of the Greek-Melkites (Iraq) (1997 โ€“ 2007.06.23)

Archimandrite Nicholas Dagher
(1986 โ€“ 1997)

Patriarchal Exarch of Iraq of the Greek-Melkites (Iraq) (1986 โ€“ 1997)

Archimandrite Laurent Fayรงal, B.S.
(1979 โ€“ 1986)

Patriarchal Exarch of Iraq of the Greek-Melkites (Iraq) (1979 โ€“ 1986)

Archimandrite Basilios Kanakry
(1971 โ€“ 1978)

Patriarchal Exarch of Iraq of the Greek-Melkites (Iraq) (1971 โ€“ 1978)

Patriarchal Vicar of Kuwait of the Greek-Melkites (Kuwait) (1972.03.25 โ€“ 1991)

Patriarchal Exarch of Kuwait of the Greek-Melkites (Kuwait) (1991 โ€“ 2002)

Archimandrite Isaรฏe Dakkar
(? โ€“ 1971)

Patriarchal Exarch of Iraq of the Greek-Melkites (Iraq) (? โ€“ 1971)

Special Churches

Petra and Philadelphia (โ†), Damascus (โ†–), Kuwait (โ†˜)

Statistics (2020.12.31)

Population: 70 Catholics

Pastoral Centres: 1 parish

Personnel: 2 priests (diocesan)

Population

Pastoral Centres

Priests

Last updated on 2024.06.17

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