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Maronite Archdiocese of

Cyprus

Cyprus Cyprus

Continent: Central and Southwest Asia

Rite: Maronite (Antiochian)

Type: Archdiocese

Area: 9,251 km²

Population: 10,000 Catholics (1.2% of 838,897 total) (2015)

Immediately Subject to the Patriarch

Depends on: Congregation for the Oriental Churches

Statistics: 12 parishes, 12 priests (8 diocesan, 4 religious), 3 deacons, 7 lay religious (4 brothers, 3 sisters), 3 seminarians (2015)

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History

Papal Visits


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Archbishop (2008.10.29 – ...):Archbishop Youssef Antoine Soueif (56)Archbishop Youssef Antoine Soueif (56)

Apostolic Visitator in Greece of the Maronites

Ordinaries

Archbishops of Cyprus (Maronite Rite)

Archbishop Youssef Antoine Soueif (56)Archbishop Youssef Antoine Soueif (56)Permalink
(2008.10.29 – ...)

Archbishop of Cyprus of the Maronites (Cyprus)
Apostolic Visitator in Greece of the Maronites

Born:1962.07.14 (Lebanon)
Ordained Priest:1987.09.03
Consecrated Bishop:2008.12.06

Archbishop of Cyprus of the Maronites (Cyprus) (2008.10.29 – ...)

Apostolic Visitator in Greece of the Maronites (2018.10.11 – ...)

Archbishop Boutros Gemayel (86)Archbishop Boutros Gemayel (86)Permalink
(1988.06.11 – 2008.10.29)

Archbishop emeritus of Cyprus of the Maronites (Cyprus)

Born:1932.06.29 (Lebanon)
Ordained Priest:1959.04.12
Consecrated Bishop:1988.09.11

Archbishop of Cyprus of the Maronites (Cyprus) (1988.06.11 – 2008.10.29)

Archbishop Joseph Mohsen Béchara (83)Archbishop Joseph Mohsen Béchara (83)Permalink
(1986.04.04 – 1988.06.11)

Archbishop emeritus of Antélias of the Maronites (Lebanon)

Born:1935.03.19 (Lebanon)
Ordained Priest:1963.04.19
Consecrated Bishop:1986.05.18

Archbishop of Cyprus of the Maronites (Cyprus) (1986.04.04 – 1988.06.11)

Archbishop of Antélias of the Maronites (Lebanon) (1988.06.11 – 2012.06.16)

Archbishop Elie FarahPermalink
(1954.04.16 – 1986.04.04)

Born:1909.12.27 (Lebanon)
Ordained Priest:1935.04.09
Consecrated Bishop:1954.09.26
Died:2003.07.22 († 93)

Archbishop of Cyprus of the Maronites (Cyprus) (1954.04.16 – 1986.04.04)

Archbishop François AyoubPermalink
(1942.11.28 – 1954.04.16)

Born:1899.07.11 (Syria)
Ordained Priest:1925.05.16
Consecrated Bishop:1943.02.14
Died:1966.06.02 († 66)

Archbishop of Cyprus of the Maronites (Cyprus) (1942.11.28 – 1954.04.16)

Archbishop of Aleppo of the Maronites (Syria) (1954.04.16 – 1966.06.02)

Apostolic Administrator ad nutum Sanctae Sedis of Latakia of the Maronites (Syria) (1954.04.16 – 1966.06.02)

Archbishop Paul AuadPermalink
(1911.02.11 – 1941.01.30)

Born:1855.02.09 (Lebanon)
Ordained Priest:1877.04.29
Consecrated Bishop:1896.09.24
Died:1944.06.28 († 89)

Titular Archbishop of Nazareth of the Maronites (1896.09.24 – 1911.02.11)

Archbishop of Cyprus of the Maronites (Cyprus) (1911.02.11 – 1941.01.30)

Titular Archbishop of Chalcedon of the Syriacs (1941.01.30 – 1941.06.14)

Titular Archbishop of Nazareth (1941.06.14 – 1944.06.28)

Archbishop Boutros Al ZoghbiPermalink
(1906.02.11 – 1910.10.28)

Died:1910.10.28

Archbishop of Cyprus of the Maronites (Cyprus) (1906.02.11 – 1910.10.28)

Archbishop Nematalla SeluanPermalink
(1892.06.12 – 1905.09.18)

Died:1905.09.18

Archbishop of Cyprus of the Maronites (Cyprus) (1892.06.12 – 1905.09.18)

Archbishop Giuseppe ZogbiPermalink
(1883 – 1890.12.17)

Consecrated Bishop:1883
Died:1890.12.17

Archbishop of Cyprus of the Maronites (Cyprus) (1883 – 1890.12.17)

Archbishop Giuseppe GiagiaPermalink
(1843.12.26 – 1878)

Born:1795
Consecrated Bishop:1843.12.26

Archbishop of Cyprus of the Maronites (Cyprus) (1843.12.26 – 1878)

Archbishop Abdullah BliblPermalink
(1798.03.12 – 1842.03.01)

Died:1842.03.01

Archbishop of Cyprus of the Maronites (Cyprus) (1798.03.12 – 1842.03.01)

Archbishop Philibos El Gemayel (later Patriarch)Permalink
(1786 – 1795.06.14)

Born:1740 (Lebanon)
Consecrated Bishop:1767.12
Died:1796.04.12 († 56)

Titular Bishop of Lystra (1767 – 1786)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Cyprus of the Maronites (Cyprus) (1767 – 1786)

Archbishop of Cyprus of the Maronites (Cyprus) (1786 – 1795.06.14)

Patriarch of Antioch of the Maronites (Lebanon) ([1795.06.14] 1796.06.27 – 1796.04.12)

Archbishop Elias El GemayelPermalink
(? – 1786)

Died:1786

Archbishop of Cyprus of the Maronites (Cyprus) (? – 1786)

Archbishop Toubia El Khazen (later Patriarch)Permalink
(1736 – 1755)

Consecrated Bishop:1733.02.12
Died:1766.05.29

Bishop of Nablus of the Maronites (Palestine) (1733 – 1736)

Archbishop of Cyprus of the Maronites (Cyprus) (1736 – 1755)

Archbishop of Tripoli of the Maronites (Lebanon) (1755 – 1756.02.28)

Patriarch of Antioch of the Maronites (Lebanon) ([1756.02.28] 1757.03.28 – 1766.05.29)

Archbishop Gabriel Hawa, O.L.M.Permalink
(1723 – 1752)

Born:1668 (Syria)
Ordained Priest:1695
Consecrated Bishop:1723
Died:1752 († 84)

Founder of Lebanese Maronite Order (Baladites) (1695.11.10)

Superior General of Lebanese Maronite Order (Baladites) (1695.11.10 – 1699)

Archbishop of Cyprus of the Maronites (Cyprus) (1723 – 1752)

Archbishop YoussefPermalink
(1682 – 1687)

Archbishop of Cyprus of the Maronites (Cyprus) (1682 – 1687)

Archbishop Boutros Doumit MakhloufPermalink
(1674 – 1681)

Archbishop of Cyprus of the Maronites (Cyprus) (1674 – 1681)

Archbishop Luca di CarpasiaPermalink
(1671 – 1673)

Archbishop of Cyprus of the Maronites (Cyprus) (1671 – 1673)

Archbishop Stefano El Douaihy (later Patriarch)Permalink
(1668.07.08 – 1670.05)

Born:1630.08.02 (Lebanon)
Died:1704.05.03 († 73)

Archbishop of Cyprus of the Maronites (Cyprus) (1668.07.08 – 1670.05)

Patriarch of Antioch of the Maronites (Lebanon) ([1670.05] 1672.03.14 – 1704.05.03)

Former Prelates


as of 2018.11.07

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