Maronite Diocese of

Saïdā

Lebanon Lebanon

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Continent: Central and Southwest Asia

Rite: Maronite (Antiochian)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Saïdā / Sidone (Italiano) / Saida / Sidonien(sis) Maronitarum (Latin)

Subject to the Patriarch

Depends on: Dicastery for the Eastern Churches

History

Present Prelates

Bishop (2017.06.17 – ...):Bishop Maroun Ammar (68)Bishop Maroun Ammar (68)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Saïdā (Maronite Rite)

Bishop Maroun Ammar (68)Bishop Maroun Ammar (68)
(2017.06.17 – ...)

Bishop of Saïdā of the Maronites (Lebanon)

Born:1956.02.10 (Hajé, Lebanon)
Ordained Priest:1983.09.17
Consecrated Bishop:2012.07.28

Priest of Tyr of the Maronites (Lebanon) (1983.09.17 – 2012.06.16)

Titular Bishop of Canatha (2012.06.16 – 2017.06.17)

Auxiliary Bishop of Jebbeh–Sarba–Jounieh of the Maronites (Lebanon) (2012.06.16 – 2017.06.17)

Apostolic Administrator of Saïdā of the Maronites (Lebanon) (2017.01.30 – 2017.06.17)

Bishop of Saïdā of the Maronites (Lebanon) (2017.06.17 – ...)

Bishop Maroun Ammar (68)Bishop Maroun Ammar (68)
(Apostolic Administrator 2017.01.30 – 2017.06.17)

Bishop Elias Nassar (63)Bishop Elias Nassar (63)
(2005.12.28 – 2017.01.30)

Bishop emeritus of Saïdā of the Maronites (Lebanon)

Born:1960.10.25 (Sarba, Lebanon)
Ordained Priest:1990.08.18
Consecrated Bishop:2006.02.11

Priest of Saïdā of the Maronites (Lebanon) (1990.08.18 – 2005.12.28)

Bishop of Saïdā of the Maronites (Lebanon) ([2005.09.24] 2005.12.28 – 2017.01.30)

Bishop Tanios Khoury
(1996.06.08 – 2005.12.28)

Born:1930.05.04 (Saghbine, Lebanon)
Ordained Priest:1958.06.14
Consecrated Bishop:1996.10.05
Died:2022.09.20 († 92)

Bishop of Saïdā of the Maronites (Lebanon) (1996.06.08 – 2005.12.28)

Archbishop Ibrahim Hélou
(1975.07.12 – 1996.02.03)

Born:1925.03.27 (Lebanon)
Ordained Priest:1951.12.22
Consecrated Bishop:1975.08.23
Died:1996.02.03 († 70)

Bishop of Saïdā of the Maronites (Lebanon) (1975.07.12 – 1996.02.03)

President of Synod of the Maronite Church (1985 – 1986.05.07)

President of Assembly of the Catholic Patriarchs and Bishops of Lebanon (1985 – 1986.05.07)

Archbishop ad personam (1986.05.07 – 1996.02.03)

Bishop Antoine Khoraiche (later Cardinal)
(1957.11.25 – 1975.02.03)

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Born:1907.09.20 (Ain Ebel, Lebanon)
Ordained Priest:1930.04.12
Consecrated Bishop:1950.10.15
Created Cardinal:1983.02.02
Died:1994.08.19 (Beirut, Lebanon † 86)

Priest of Tyr of the Maronites (Lebanon) (1930.04.12 – 1950.04.25)

Titular Bishop of Tarsus of the Maronites (1950.04.25 – 1957.11.25)

Auxiliary Bishop of Saïdā of the Maronites (Lebanon) (1950.04.25 – 1957.11.25)

Apostolic Administrator of Saïdā of the Maronites (Lebanon) (1955 – 1957.11.25)

Bishop of Saïdā of the Maronites (Lebanon) (1957.11.25 – 1975.02.03)

Patriarch of Antioch of the Maronites (Lebanon) ([1975.02.03] 1975.02.15 – 1986.04.03)

President of Synod of the Maronite Church (1975.11.25 – 1985)

President of Assembly of the Catholic Patriarchs and Bishops of Lebanon (1975.11.25 – 1985)

Cardinal-Patriarch (1983.02.02 – 1994.08.19)

Bishop Antoine Khoraiche (later Cardinal)
(Apostolic Administrator 1955 – 1957.11.25)

Bishop Agostino Bostani
(1919.02.23 – 1957.10.30)

Born:1876.11.29 (Lebanon)
Ordained Priest:1899.04.23
Consecrated Bishop:1919.03.02
Died:1957.10.30 († 80)

Bishop of Saïdā of the Maronites (Lebanon) (1919.02.23 – 1957.10.30)

Bishop Paul Basbous
(1900.02.18 – 1919)

Born:1846.03.01
Consecrated Bishop:1900.09.25
Died:1919 († 73)

Bishop of Tyr of the Maronites (Lebanon) (1900.02.18 – 1906.01.29)

Bishop of Saïdā of the Maronites (Lebanon) (1900.02.18 – 1919)

Bishop Gabriele
(1733? – ?)

Bishop of Saïdā of the Maronites (Lebanon) (1733? – ?)

Bishop Boutros Ehdeni
(1680 – ?)

Bishop of Saïdā of the Maronites (Lebanon) (1680 – ?)

Bishop Giovanni
(1673? – ?)

Bishop of Saïdā of the Maronites (Lebanon) (1673? – ?)

Bishop Youssef Halib el-Akouri (later Patriarch)
(1626 – 1646.11.29)

Consecrated Bishop:1626
Died:1647.11.03

Bishop of Saïdā of the Maronites (Lebanon) (1626 – 1646.11.29)

Patriarch of Antioch of the Maronites (Lebanon) (1646.11.29 – 1647.11.03)

Former Prelates

Special Churches

Beirut (↑), Zahlé (↗), Tyr (↓)

Statistics (2022.12.31)

Population: 28,000 Catholics

Pastoral Centres: 98 parishes

Personnel: 79 priests (54 diocesan, 25 religious), 50 religious (25 brothers, 25 sisters), 11 seminarians

Population

Pastoral Centres

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Religious

Seminarians

Last updated on 2024.05.29

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