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Syriac Patriarchal Exarchate of

Basra and the Gulf

Iraq Iraq

Continent: Central and Southwest Asia

Rite: Syriac (Antiochian)

Type: Patriarchal Exarchate

Population: 350 Catholics (2018)

Statistics: 2 parishes, 1 priest (diocesan) (2018)

Immediately Subject to the Patriarch

Neighbouring Dioceses: Baghdad (↖)

Depends on: Congregation for the Oriental Churches

History


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Patriarchal Exarch (2020.09.10 – ...):Bishop Firas Dardar (46)Bishop Firas Dardar (46)

Titular Bishop of Tagritum of the Syriacs

Ordinaries

Patriarchal Exarchs of Basra and the Gulf (Syriac Rite)

Bishop Firas Dardar (46)Bishop Firas Dardar (46)Permalink
(2020.09.10 – ...)

Patriarchal Exarch of Basra and the Gulf of the Syriacs (Iraq)
Titular Bishop of Tagritum of the Syriacs

Born:1975.01.03 (Qaraqosh, Iraq)
Ordained Priest:2009.04.30
Consecrated Bishop:2020.10.30

Titular Bishop of Tagritum of the Syriacs (2020.09.10 – ...)

Patriarchal Exarch of Basra and the Gulf of the Syriacs (Iraq) (2020.09.10 – ...)

Msgr. Emad EkleemesPermalink
(2014 – 2020.09.10)

Patriarchal Exarch of Basra and the Gulf of the Syriacs (Iraq) (2014 – 2020.09.10)

Fr. Eshak MarzenaPermalink
(2003 – 2014)

Patriarchal Exarch of Basra and the Gulf of the Syriacs (Iraq) (2003 – 2014)

Fr. Charbel IssouPermalink
(2001 – 2003)

Patriarchal Exarch of Basra and the Gulf of the Syriacs (Iraq) (2001 – 2003)

Archbishop Athanase Matti Shaba Matoka (90)Archbishop Athanase Matti Shaba Matoka (90)Permalink
(1997 – 2001)

Archbishop emeritus of Baghdad of the Syriacs (Iraq)

Born:1930.06.20 (Syria)
Ordained Priest:1954.10.17
Consecrated Bishop:1979.12.08

Titular Bishop of Dara Syrorum of the Syriacs (1979.08.25 – 1983.07.15)

Auxiliary Bishop of Baghdad of the Syriacs (Iraq) (1979.08.25 – 1983.07.15)

Archbishop of Baghdad of the Syriacs (Iraq) (1983.07.15 – 2011.03.01)

Patriarchal Exarch of Basra and the Gulf of the Syriacs (Iraq) (1997 – 2001)


as of 2021.02.12

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