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Archdiocese of

Isfahan

Iran Iran

Continent: Central and Southwest Asia

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Archdiocese

Population: 2,000 Catholics (2015)

Immediately subject to the Holy See

Neighbouring Dioceses: Northern Arabia (↙), Baghdad (←), Anatolia (↖), Caucasus (↖), Azerbaigian (↑), Turkmenistan (↗), Afghanistan (→), Quetta (→), Southern Arabia (↓)

Depends on: Congregation for the Oriental Churches

Statistics: 3 parishes, 3 priests (religious), 8 lay religious (3 brothers, 5 sisters) (2015)

History


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Archbishop:vacant
Apostolic Administrator (2015.01.20 – ...):Fr. Jack Youssef, C.M. (46)Fr. Jack Youssef, C.M. (46)

Ordinaries

Archbishops of Isfahan (Roman Rite)

Fr. Jack Youssef, C.M. (46)Fr. Jack Youssef, C.M. (46)Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 2015.01.20 – ...)

Archbishop Ignazio Bedini, S.D.B. (79)Archbishop Ignazio Bedini, S.D.B. (79)Permalink
(1989.12.02 – 2015.01.20)

Archbishop emeritus of Isfahan (Iran)
President emeritus of Iranian Episcopal Conference

Virtus in infirmitate

Born:1939.06.27 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1968.12.21
Consecrated Bishop:1990.01.06

Archbishop of Isfahan (Iran) (1989.12.02 – 2015.01.20)

President of Iranian Episcopal Conference (2003.05 – 2007)

President of Iranian Episcopal Conference (2011.11 – 2015.01.20)

Archbishop Kevin William Barden, O.P.Permalink
(1974.05.30 – 1982.08.12)

Born:1908.06.03 (Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1931.02.28
Consecrated Bishop:1974.10.25
Died:2004.12.04 († 96)

Archbishop of Isfahan (Iran) (1974.05.30 – 1982.08.12)

Archbishop Jacques-Emile Sontag, C.M.Permalink
(1910.09.11 – 1918.07.27)

Born:1869.06.07 (France)
Consecrated Bishop:1910.08.28
Died:1918.07.27 († 49)

Bishop of Isfahan (Iran) (1910.07.13 – 1910.09.11)

Apostolic Delegate to Persia (1910.07.13 – 1918.07.27)

Archbishop of Isfahan (Iran) (1910.09.11 – 1918.07.27)

Bishops of Isfahan (Roman Rite)

Bishop Jacques-Emile Sontag, C.M. (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1910.07.13 – 1910.09.11)

(see above)

Archbishop François LesnéPermalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1896.04.09 – 1910.02.11)

Archbishop Hilarion-Joseph MontétyPermalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1891.02.13 – 1896)

Archbishop Jacques-Hector ThomasPermalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1883.05.04 – 1890.09.09)

Archbishop Augustin-Pierre Cluzel, C.M.Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1874.03.30 – 1882.08.12)

Bishop Cornelio di San Giuseppe Reina, O.C.D.Permalink
(1758.10.02 – 1797.05)

Born:1710.11.07 (Italy)
Consecrated Bishop:1759.10.10?
Died:1797.05 († 86)

Bishop of Isfahan (Iran) (1758.10.02 – 1797.05)

Bishop Sebastianus a S. Margherita Piacentini, O.C.D.Permalink
(1751.03.15 – 1755.06.22)

Born:1713.09.03 (Italy)
Consecrated Bishop:1752.04.16
Died:1755.06.22 († 41)

Bishop of Isfahan (Iran) (1751.03.15 – 1755.06.22)

Bishop Filippo Maria di San Agostino Malachisi, O.C.D.Permalink
(1732.08.11 – 1749.08.13)

Born:1688.10.05 (Italy)
Consecrated Bishop:1736.06.23
Died:1749.08.13 († 60)

Bishop of Isfahan (Iran) (1732.08.11 – 1749.08.13)

Bishop Barnaba Giovanni Battista Fedele, O.P.Permalink
(1716.06.08 – 1731.01.08)

Born:1663.05.14 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1692.08.24
Consecrated Bishop:1718.07.09
Died:1731.01.08 († 67)

Bishop of Isfahan (Iran) (1716.06.08 – 1731.01.08)

Bishop Laurent Elias Mouton, O.C.D.Permalink
(1693.10.26 – 1708.11.03)

Born:1647
Consecrated Bishop:1696.12.30
Died:1708.11.03 († 61)

Bishop of Isfahan (Iran) (1693.10.26 – 1708.11.03)

Bishop Jean Duval, O.C.D.Permalink
(1638.08.18 – 1669.04.10)

Consecrated Bishop:1638.08.22
Died:1669.04.10

Bishop of Baghdad (Iraq) (1638.08.18 – 1669.04.10)

Bishop of Isfahan (Iran) (1638.08.18 – 1669.04.10)

Bishop Timoteo Pérez Vargas, O.C.D.Permalink
(1633.09.05 – 1639.12.23)

Born:1595 (Italy)
Consecrated Bishop:1632.09.19
Died:1651.04.05 († 56)

Coadjutor Bishop of Isfahan (Iran) (1632.09.06 – 1633.09.05)

Bishop of Baghdad (Iraq) (1632.09.06 – 1639.12.23)

Bishop of Isfahan (Iran) (1633.09.05 – 1639.12.23)

Titular Bishop of Lystra (1639.12.23 – 1651.04.05)

Bishop Juan Boldames Ibáñez, O.C.D.Permalink
(1632.09.06 – 1633.09.05)

Born:1574.08.17 (Spain)
Consecrated Bishop:1632.09.19
Died:1634 († 60)

Auxiliary Bishop of Toledo (Spain) (1632.09.06 – 1633.09.05)

Bishop of Isfahan (Iran) (1632.09.06 – 1633.09.05)

Former Prelates


as of 2018.11.07

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