Greek-Melkite Patriarchal Exarchate of

Iraq

Iraq Iraq

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Continent: Central and Southwest Asia

Rite: Greek-Melkite (Byzantine)

Type: Patriarchal Exarchate Patriarchal Exarchate

Name: Iraq

Immediately Subject to the Patriarch

Depends on: Dicastery for the Eastern Churches

History

Present Prelates

Patriarchal Exarch:vacant
Patriarchal Administrator (2017.06.22 – ...):Patriarch Youssef Absi, M.S.P. (77)Patriarch Youssef Absi (77)

Patriarch of Antioch of the Greek-Melkites (Syria)

Patriarch of Jerusalem of the Greek-Melkites

Patriarch of Alexandria of the Greek-Melkites

President of Synod of the Greek-Melkite Catholic Church

President of Assembly of Catholic Ordinaries in Syria

Ordinaries

Patriarchal Exarchs of Iraq (Greek-Melkite Rite)

Patriarch Youssef Absi, M.S.P. (77)Patriarch Youssef Absi (Joseph Absi, M.S.P.) (77)
(Patriarchal Administrator 2017.06.22 – ...)

Patriarch Gregorios III Laham, B.S. (89)Patriarch Gregorios III Laham (Loutfi Laham, B.S.) (89)
(Patriarchal Administrator 2007.06.23 – 2017.05.06)

Archbishop Georges El-Murr, B.C.
(1997 – 2007.06.23)

Born:1930.10.11 (Lebanon)
Ordained Priest:1958.07.27
Consecrated Bishop:1992.10.23
Died:2017.02.08 († 86)

Archbishop of Petra and Philadelphia of the Greek-Melkites (Jordan) (1992.08.26 – 2007.06.23)

Patriarchal Exarch of Iraq of the Greek-Melkites (Iraq) (1997 – 2007.06.23)

Archimandrite Nicholas Dagher
(1986 – 1997)

Patriarchal Exarch of Iraq of the Greek-Melkites (Iraq) (1986 – 1997)

Archimandrite Laurent Fayçal, B.S.
(1979 – 1986)

Patriarchal Exarch of Iraq of the Greek-Melkites (Iraq) (1979 – 1986)

Archimandrite Basilios Kanakry
(1971 – 1978)

Patriarchal Exarch of Iraq of the Greek-Melkites (Iraq) (1971 – 1978)

Patriarchal Vicar of Kuwait of the Greek-Melkites (Kuwait) (1972.03.25 – 1991)

Patriarchal Exarch of Kuwait of the Greek-Melkites (Kuwait) (1991 – 2002)

Archimandrite IsaΓ―e Dakkar
(? – 1971)

Patriarchal Exarch of Iraq of the Greek-Melkites (Iraq) (? – 1971)

Special Churches

Petra and Philadelphia (←), Damascus (β†–), Kuwait (β†˜)

Statistics (2020.12.31)

Population: 70 Catholics

Pastoral Centres: 1 parish

Personnel: 2 priests (diocesan)

Population

Pastoral Centres

Priests

Last updated on 2023.11.30

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