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Armenian Diocese of

Iskanderiya

Egypt Egypt, Sudan Sudan

Continent: Western and Northern Africa

Rite: Armenian

Type: Diocese

Population: 6,500 Catholics (2015)

Ecclesiastical Province: Cilicia

Depends on: Congregation for the Oriental Churches

Statistics: 4 parishes, 1 priest (diocesan), 4 lay religious (4 sisters) (2015)

History


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Bishop ([2003.09.09] 2004.01.07 – ...):Bishop Kricor-Okosdinos Coussa (65)Bishop Kricor-Okosdinos Coussa (65)

Patriarchal Exarch of Jerusalem and Amman of the Armenians (Jordan)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Iskanderiya (Armenian Rite)

Bishop Kricor-Okosdinos Coussa (65)Bishop Kricor-Okosdinos Coussa (65)Permalink
(2004.01.07 – ...)

Bishop of Iskanderiya of the Armenians (Egypt)
Patriarchal Exarch of Jerusalem and Amman of the Armenians (Jordan)

Born:1953.06.17 (Syria)
Ordained Priest:1980.12.24
Consecrated Bishop:2004.05.09

Bishop of Iskanderiya of the Armenians (Egypt) ([2003.09.09] 2004.01.07 – ...)

Patriarchal Exarch of Jerusalem and Amman of the Armenians (Jordan) (2015.11.25 – ...)

Bishop Boutros Taza Tarmouni (later Patriarch)Permalink
(1989.08.21 – 1999.10.07)

Born:1940.01.17 (Egypt)
Ordained Priest:1965.08.15
Consecrated Bishop:1990.02.18
Died:2015.06.25 († 75)

Bishop of Iskanderiya of the Armenians (Egypt) (1989.08.21 – 1999.10.07)

Patriarch of Cilicia of the Armenians (Lebanon) ([1999.10.07] 1999.10.13 – 2015.06.25)

President of Synod of the Armenian Catholic Church (1999.10.13 – 2015.06.25)

Bishop Raphaël BayanPermalink
(1960.07.02 – 1989.03.09)

Born:1914.02.28 (Egypt)
Ordained Priest:1937.11.01
Consecrated Bishop:1959.01.06
Died:1999.09.21 († 85)

Titular Bishop of Taua (1958.12.12 – 1960.07.02)

Coadjutor Bishop of Iskanderiya of the Armenians (Egypt) (1958.12.12 – 1960.07.02)

Bishop of Iskanderiya of the Armenians (Egypt) (1960.07.02 – 1989.03.09)

Archbishop Jacques NessimianPermalink
(1933.08.05 – 1960.07.02)

Born:1876.01.22 (Iraq)
Ordained Priest:1901.02.24
Consecrated Bishop:1929.02.03
Died:1960.07.02 († 84)

Archbishop of Mardin of the Armenians ([1928.06.29] 1928.07.01 – 1933.08.05)

Archbishop-Bishop of Iskanderiya of the Armenians (Egypt) (1933.08.05 – 1960.07.02)

Bishop Giovanni Couzian, I.C.P.B.Permalink
(1911.08.27 – 1933.05.06)

Born:1874.03.14 (Turkey)
Ordained Priest:1898.05.15
Consecrated Bishop:1911.10.22
Died:1933.05.06 († 59)

Bishop of Iskanderiya of the Armenians (Egypt) (1911.08.27 – 1933.05.06)

Bishop Pietro Kojunian (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1907.02.26 – 1911.03.17)

Born:1857.08.07 (Turkey)
Ordained Priest:1880.03.23
Consecrated Bishop:1907.07.20
Died:1937.12.13 († 80)

Bishop of Iskanderiya of the Armenians (Egypt) (1907.02.26 – 1911.03.17)

Titular Archbishop of Chalcedon of the Armenians (1911.03.17 – 1937.12.13)

Bishop Boghos Sabbaghian (later Patriarch)Permalink
(1901.08.28 – 1904.08.04)

Born:1836.02.12 (Syria)
Died:1910 († 74)

Bishop of Iskanderiya of the Armenians (Egypt) (1901.08.28 – 1904.08.04)

Patriarch of Cilicia of the Armenians (Lebanon) ([1904.08.04] 1904.11.14 – 1910)

Former Prelates


as of 2018.11.07

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