Syriac Patriarchal Exarchate of

Jerusalem (Palestine and Jordan)

Palestine Palestine, Israel Israel, Jordan Jordan

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Continent: Central and Southwest Asia

Rite: Syriac (Antiochian)

Type: Patriarchal Exarchate Patriarchal Exarchate

Name: Jerusalem (Palestine and Jordan) (English) / Hierosolymitan(us) (Latin)

Subject to the Patriarch

Depends on: Dicastery for the Eastern Churches

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History

Present Prelates

Patriarchal Exarch (2020.03.28 – ...):Bishop Yacoub Camil Afram Antoine Semaan (44)Bishop Yacoub Camil Afram Antoine Semaan (44)

Titular Bishop of Hierapolis in Syria of the Syriacs

Ordinaries

Patriarchal Exarchs of Jerusalem (Palestine and Jordan) (Syriac Rite)

Bishop Yacoub Camil Afram Antoine Semaan (44)Bishop Yacoub Camil Afram Antoine Semaan (44)
(2020.03.28 – ...)

Patriarchal Exarch of Jerusalem (Palestine and Jordan) of the Syriacs (Palestine)
Titular Bishop of Hierapolis in Syria of the Syriacs

Born:1980.05.02 (Beirut, Lebanon)
Ordained Priest:2006.06.24
Consecrated Bishop:2020.08.15

Patriarchal Administrator of Jerusalem (Palestine and Jordan) of the Syriacs (Palestine) (2019.11.20 – 2020.03.28)

Titular Bishop of Hierapolis in Syria of the Syriacs (2020.03.28 – ...)

Patriarchal Exarch of Jerusalem (Palestine and Jordan) of the Syriacs (Palestine) (2020.03.28 – ...)

Patriarchal Administrator of Cairo of the Syriacs (Egypt) (2020.04.15 – 2022.05.12)

Patriarchal Administrator of Sudan and South Sudan of the Syriacs (Sudan) (2020.04.15 – 2022.05.12)

Bishop Yacoub Camil Afram Antoine Semaan (44)Fr. Yacoub Camil Afram Antoine Semaan (44) (later Bishop)
(Patriarchal Administrator 2019.11.20 – 2020.03.28)

Bishop Grégoire Pierre Melki (84)Bishop Grégoire Pierre Melki (84)
(2002.02.25 – 2019.11.20)

Titular Bishop of Batnæ of the Syriacs
Patriarchal Exarch emeritus of Jerusalem (Palestine and Jordan) of the Syriacs (Palestine)

Born:1939.12.12 (Hassaké, Lebanon)
Ordained Priest:1965.08.08
Consecrated Bishop:2002.05.18

Priest of Antioch of the Syriacs (Lebanon) (1965.08.08 – 2002.02.25)

Patriarchal Exarch of Jerusalem (Palestine and Jordan) of the Syriacs (Palestine) (2002.02.25 – 2019.11.20)

Titular Bishop of Batnæ of the Syriacs (2002.02.25 – ...)

Bishop Grégoire Pierre Abdel-Ahad (later Patriarch)
(1991 – 2000)

Born:1930.06.28 (Alep, Syria)
Ordained Priest:1954.06.10
Consecrated Bishop:1997.06.21
Died:2018.04.04 (Jerusalem, Israel † 87)

Patriarchal Vicar of Jerusalem (Palestine and Jordan) of the Syriacs (Palestine) (1978 – 1991)

Patriarchal Exarch of Jerusalem (Palestine and Jordan) of the Syriacs (Palestine) (1991 – 2000)

Titular Bishop of Batnæ of the Syriacs (1996.06.29 – 2001.02.16)

Patriarch of Antioch of the Syriacs (Lebanon) ([2001.02.16] 2001.02.24 – 2008.01.25)

President of Synod of the Syriac Catholic Church (2001.02.24 – 2008.01.25)

Former Prelates

Special Churches

Cairo (←), Beirut (↑)

Statistics (2022.12.31)

Population: 5,469 Catholics

Pastoral Centres: 3 parishes

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

Population

Pastoral Centres

Priests

Deacons

Religious

Seminarians

Last updated on 2024.06.17

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