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Catholic Church

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Syrian Arab Republic (Syria)

Syria

Also known as: Syrien (Deutsch), Siria (español, Italiano), la Syrie (français), Síria (Português), 敘利亞 (正體中文), シリア (日本語), Syria (polski, latine)

Continent: Central and Southwest Asia

Capital: Damascus

Population: 18,017,000

Area: 184,050 km²

Patron Saints: St. Barbara, St. Sergius

Religions: Sunni Muslim 74%, Alawite, Druze, and other Muslim sects 16%, Christian (various sects) 10%, Jewish (tiny communities in Damascus, Al Qamishli, and Aleppo)

Languages: Arabic (official); Kurdish, Armenian, Aramaic, Circassian widely understood; French, English somewhat understood

Motto: Waḥdah, Ḥurrīyah, Ishtirākīyah (Arabic) (Unity, Freedom, Socialism)

Neighbouring Countries: Jordan Jordan, ↙ Lebanon Lebanon, ← Cyprus Cyprus, ↑ Turkey Turkey, → Iraq Iraq


Circumscriptions (18): Patriarchates (1), Metr. Archdioceses (6), Archdioceses (6), Dioceses (3), Apostolic Vicariates (1), Patriarchal Exarchates (1)


Roman Rite (1): Aleppe

Armenian Church (3): Aleppe, Damas, Kamichlié

Chaldean Church (1): Aleppe

Greek-Melkite Church (6): Aleppe, Antioch, Bosra–Haūrān, Damas, Homs, Lattaquié

Maronite Church (3): Aleppe, Damas, Lattaquié

Syrian Church (4): Aleppe, Damas, Hassaké–Nisibi, Homs


by Type | by Name | by Ecclesiastical Province
Changes in Circumscriptions | Former Circumscriptions


CardinalsCardinals: Past Cardinals

BishopsBishops: by Age | by Name | by Precedence | Jubilarians | Recent Events


Special Churches Special Churches: Cathedrals Cathedrals (16)

Documents and Celebrations Documents and Celebrations


Papal Visits


Apostolic Nunciature: Syria Archbishop Mario Zenari (68)

Conference of Bishops: Conférence des Evêques Latins dans les Régions Arabes (C.E.L.R.A.) Link Patriarch Fouad Twal (73)

Patriarchal Synod: Synod of the Armenian Catholic Church Patriarch Nersès Bédros XIX Tarmouni (74)

Patriarchal Synod: Synod of the Greek-Melkite Catholic Church Patriarch Gregorios III Laham (80)

Patriarchal Synod: Synod of the Maronite Church Link Cardinal Béchara Pierre Raï (74)

Patriarchal Synod: Synod of the Syriac Catholic Church Patriarch Ignace Youssif III Younan (69)

Assembly of Ordinaries: Assembly of Catholic Ordinaries in Syria (A.H.C.S.) Patriarch Gregorios III Laham (80)

International Meeting of Bishops’ Conferences: Conseil des Patriarches Catholiques d’Orient (C.P.C.O.) Link Cardinal Béchara Pierre Raï (74)


as of 2014.10.21

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