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Greek-Melkite Metropolitan Archdiocese of

Damascus

Syria Syria

Continent: Central and Southwest Asia

Rite: Greek-Melkite (Byzantine)

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese, Proper eparchy of the Greek-Melkite Patriarch

Population: 3,000 Catholics (2014)

Statistics: 8 parishes, 1 mission, 9 priests (6 diocesan, 3 religious), 3 deacons, 33 lay religious (3 brothers, 30 sisters), 10 seminarians (2014)

Governed by: Patriarchal See of Antioch

Neighbouring Dioceses: Zahleh–Furzol (←), Baalbek (↖), Homs (↑), Aleppo (↗), Iraq (→), Petra and Philadelphia (↘), Bosra–Hauran (↓)

Depends on: Congregation for the Oriental Churches

History

Papal Visits


Present Prelates

Patriarch ([2017.06.20] 2017.06.22 – ...):Patriarch Youssef Absi, M.S.P. (73)Patriarch Youssef Absi (Joseph Absi, M.S.P.) (73)

Patriarch of Jerusalem of the Greek-Melkites

Patriarch of Alexandria of the Greek-Melkites

Former Prelates


as of 2020.06.16

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