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Greek Apostolic Exarchate of

Istanbul

Turkey Turkey

Continents: East Europe, Central and Southwest Asia

Rite: Greek (Byzantine)

Type: Apostolic Exarchate

Population: 14 Catholics (2017)

Statistics: 1 parish (2017)

Immediately subject to the Holy See

Neighbouring Dioceses: Greece (←), Saint John XXIII of Sofia (↖)

Depends on: Congregation for the Oriental Churches

History


Present Prelates

Apostolic Exarch:vacant
Apostolic Administrator (2016.04.16 – ...):Bishop Rubén Tierrablanca Gonzalez, O.F.M. (67)Bishop Rubén Tierrablanca Gonzalez, O.F.M. (67)

Vicar Apostolic of Istanbul (Turkey)

Titular Bishop of Tubernuca

President of Episcopal Conference of Turkey

Apostolic Administrator of Istanbul of the Greek-Melkites (Turkey)

Ordinaries

Apostolic Exarchs of Istanbul (Greek Rite)

Bishop Rubén Tierrablanca Gonzalez, O.F.M. (67)Bishop Rubén Tierrablanca Gonzalez, O.F.M. (67)Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 2016.04.16 – ...)

Bishop Louis-Armel Pelâtre, A.A. (80)Bishop Louis-Armel Pelâtre, A.A. (80)Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1999 – 2016.04.16)

Fr. Domenico Caloyera, O.P. (later Archbishop)Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1957.01.28 – 1973)

Fr. Domenico Caloyera, O.P. (later Archbishop)Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator sede plena 1955.05.27 – 1957.01.28)

Bishop Dionisio Leonida VarouhasPermalink
(1932.06.11 – 1957.01.28)

Born:1889.01.30 (Greece)
Ordained Priest:1911.06.29
Consecrated Bishop:1932.07.10
Died:1957.01.28 († 67)

Titular Bishop of Gratianopolis (1932.06.11 – 1957.01.28)

Apostolic Exarch of Istanbul of the Greeks (Turkey) (1932.06.11 – 1957.01.28)

Apostolic Exarchs of Turkey of Europe (Greek Rite)

Bishop George CalavassyPermalink
(1920.07.13 – 1932.06.11)

Born:1881.02.02 (Greece)
Ordained Priest:1906.06.29
Consecrated Bishop:1920.08.15
Died:1957.11.07 († 76)

Apostolic Exarch of Turkey of Europe of the Greeks (Turkey) (1920.07.13 – 1932.06.11)

Titular Bishop of Theodorium of the Greeks (1920.07.13 – 1933)

Apostolic Exarch of Greece of the Greeks (Greece) (1932.06.11 – 1957.11.07)

Titular Bishop of Theodoropolis (1933 – 1957.11.07)

Patriarchs of Constantinople (Greek Rite)

Patriarch Constantine LeichoudesPermalink
(1059.02.02 – 1063.08.10)

Died:1063.08.10

Patriarch of Constantinople of the Greeks (Turkey) (1059.02.02 – 1063.08.10)

Patriarch Michael CerulariusPermalink
(1043 – 1058)

Patriarch of Constantinople of the Greeks (Turkey) (1043 – 1058)

Patriarch Alexius the StuditePermalink
(1025.12.15 – 1043.02.20)

Died:1043.02.20

Patriarch of Constantinople of the Greeks (Turkey) (1025.12.15 – 1043.02.20)

Patriarch EustathiusPermalink
(1019.07 – 1025)

Died:1025

Patriarch of Constantinople of the Greeks (Turkey) (1019.07 – 1025)

Patriarch SergiusPermalink
(1001.07 – 1019.07)

Died:1019.07

Patriarch of Constantinople of the Greeks (Turkey) (1001.07 – 1019.07)

Patriarch SisinniusPermalink
(996.04.12 – 998.08.24)

Died:998.08.24

Patriarch of Constantinople of the Greeks (Turkey) (996.04.12 – 998.08.24)

Patriarch Nicholas ChrysobergesPermalink
(980.05 – 992.12.16)

Died:992.12.16

Patriarch of Constantinople of the Greeks (Turkey) (980.05 – 992.12.16)

Patriarch Antony the StuditePermalink
(973.12 – 976.01)

Patriarch of Constantinople of the Greeks (Turkey) (973.12 – 976.01)

Patriarch Basil ScamandrenusPermalink
(970.02.13 – 973 deposed)

Patriarch of Constantinople of the Greeks (Turkey) (970.02.13 – 973 deposed)

Patriarch Polyeuctus (later Saint)Permalink
(956.04.03 – 970.01.16)

Died:970.01.16

Patriarch of Constantinople of the Greeks (Turkey) (956.04.03 – 970.01.16)

Patriarch TheophylactusPermalink
(933.02.02 – 956.02.27)

Died:956.02.27

Patriarch of Constantinople of the Greeks (Turkey) (933.02.02 – 956.02.27)

Patriarch TryphonPermalink
(927.12.14 – 931.08 deposed)

Patriarch of Constantinople of the Greeks (Turkey) (927.12.14 – 931.08 deposed)

Patriarch Stephen of AmaseaPermalink
(925.08 – 927.07)

Died:927.07

Patriarch of Constantinople of the Greeks (Turkey) (925.08 – 927.07)

Patriarch Nicholas MystikosPermalink
(912 – 925.05.15)

Died:925.05.15

Patriarch of Constantinople of the Greeks (Turkey) (901 – 907.02.01 deposed)

Patriarch of Constantinople of the Greeks (Turkey) (912 – 925.05.15)

Patriarch Euthymius Synkellos (later Saint)Permalink
(907.05 – 912.07 deposed)

Patriarch of Constantinople of the Greeks (Turkey) (907.05 – 912.07 deposed)

Patriarch Nicholas MystikosPermalink
(901 – 907.02.01 deposed)

Died:925.05.15

Patriarch of Constantinople of the Greeks (Turkey) (901 – 907.02.01 deposed)

Patriarch of Constantinople of the Greeks (Turkey) (912 – 925.05.15)

Patriarch Antony KauleasPermalink
(893.08.03 – 901.02.12)

Died:901.02.12

Patriarch of Constantinople of the Greeks (Turkey) (893.08.03 – 901.02.12)

Patriarch StephenPermalink
(887.12.25 – 893.05.17)

Died:893.05.17

Patriarch of Constantinople of the Greeks (Turkey) (887.12.25 – 893.05.17)

Patriarch Ignatius (later Saint)Permalink
(867 – 878.10.23)

Died:878.10.23

Patriarch of Constantinople of the Greeks (Turkey) (847 – 858.11.23 deposed)

Patriarch of Constantinople of the Greeks (Turkey) (867 – 878.10.23)

Patriarch Photios (later Saint)Permalink
(858.12.25 – 867.09.16 deposed)

Patriarch of Constantinople of the Greeks (Turkey) (858.12.25 – 867.09.16 deposed)

Patriarch Ignatius (later Saint)Permalink
(847 – 858.11.23 deposed)

Died:878.10.23

Patriarch of Constantinople of the Greeks (Turkey) (847 – 858.11.23 deposed)

Patriarch of Constantinople of the Greeks (Turkey) (867 – 878.10.23)

Patriarch Methodius of Constantinople (later Saint)Permalink
(843.03 – 847.06.14)

Born: (Siracusa, Italy)
Died:847.06.14 (Constantinople, Turkey)

Patriarch of Constantinople of the Greeks (Turkey) (843.03 – 847.06.14)

Patriarch John GrammaticusPermalink
(837.01.21 – 843.03.04 deposed)

Patriarch of Constantinople of the Greeks (Turkey) (837.01.21 – 843.03.04 deposed)

Patriarch AntonyPermalink
(821.02 – 837.01)

Died:837.01

Patriarch of Constantinople of the Greeks (Turkey) (821.02 – 837.01)

Patriarch Theodotus KassiterasPermalink
(815.04.01 – 820.12)

Died:820.12

Patriarch of Constantinople of the Greeks (Turkey) (815.04.01 – 820.12)

Patriarch Nicephorus (later Saint)Permalink
(806.04.12 – 815.03.13 deposed)

Patriarch of Constantinople of the Greeks (Turkey) (806.04.12 – 815.03.13 deposed)

Patriarch Tarasius (later Saint)Permalink
(784.12.25 – 806.02.18)

Died:806.02.18

Patriarch of Constantinople of the Greeks (Turkey) (784.12.25 – 806.02.18)

Patriarch PaulPermalink
(780.02.20 – 784.08.31)

Patriarch of Constantinople of the Greeks (Turkey) (780.02.20 – 784.08.31)

Patriarch NicetasPermalink
(766.11.16 – 780.02.06)

Died:780.02.06

Patriarch of Constantinople of the Greeks (Turkey) (766.11.16 – 780.02.06)

Patriarch ConstantinePermalink
(754.08.08 – 766.08.30 deposed)

Patriarch of Constantinople of the Greeks (Turkey) (754.08.08 – 766.08.30 deposed)

Patriarch AnastasiusPermalink
(730.01.22 – 754.01)

Died:754.01

Patriarch of Constantinople of the Greeks (Turkey) (730.01.22 – 754.01)

Patriarch Germanus (later Saint)Permalink
(715.08.11 – 730.01.17 deposed)

Patriarch of Constantinople of the Greeks (Turkey) (715.08.11 – 730.01.17 deposed)

Patriarch JohnPermalink
(712 – 715.07)

Died:715.07

Patriarch of Constantinople of the Greeks (Turkey) (712 – 715.07)

Patriarch CyrusPermalink
(706? – 712 deposed)

Patriarch of Constantinople of the Greeks (Turkey) (706? – 712 deposed)

Patriarch Callinicus (later Saint)Permalink
(693 – 705)

Patriarch of Constantinople of the Greeks (Turkey) (693 – 705)

Patriarch Paul (later Saint)Permalink
(687 – 693)

Patriarch of Constantinople of the Greeks (Turkey) (687 – 693)

Patriarch George (later Saint)Permalink
(679 – 686)

Patriarch of Constantinople of the Greeks (Turkey) (679 – 686)

Patriarch Theodore (later Saint)Permalink
(677 – 679)

Patriarch of Constantinople of the Greeks (Turkey) (677 – 679)

Patriarch Constantine (later Saint)Permalink
(675 – 677)

Patriarch of Constantinople of the Greeks (Turkey) (675 – 677)

Patriarch JohnPermalink
(669 – 675)

Patriarch of Constantinople of the Greeks (Turkey) (669 – 675)

Patriarch ThomasPermalink
(667 – 669)

Patriarch of Constantinople of the Greeks (Turkey) (667 – 669)

Patriarch PeterPermalink
(654 – 666)

Patriarch of Constantinople of the Greeks (Turkey) (654 – 666)

Patriarch PyrrhusPermalink
(653 – 654)

Patriarch of Constantinople of the Greeks (Turkey) (638 – 641)

Patriarch of Constantinople of the Greeks (Turkey) (653 – 654)

Patriarch PaulPermalink
(641 – 653)

Patriarch of Constantinople of the Greeks (Turkey) (641 – 653)

Patriarch PyrrhusPermalink
(638 – 641)

Patriarch of Constantinople of the Greeks (Turkey) (638 – 641)

Patriarch of Constantinople of the Greeks (Turkey) (653 – 654)

Patriarch SergiusPermalink
(610 – 638)

Patriarch of Constantinople of the Greeks (Turkey) (610 – 638)

Patriarch Thomas (later Saint)Permalink
(607 – 610)

Patriarch of Constantinople of the Greeks (Turkey) (607 – 610)

Patriarch CyriacusPermalink
(596 – 606)

Patriarch of Constantinople of the Greeks (Turkey) (596 – 606)

Patriarch John Nesteutes (later Saint)Permalink
(582 – 595)

Patriarch of Constantinople of the Greeks (Turkey) (582 – 595)

Patriarch Eutychius (later Saint)Permalink
(577 – 582)

Patriarch of Constantinople of the Greeks (Turkey) (552 – 565)

Patriarch of Constantinople of the Greeks (Turkey) (577 – 582)

Patriarch John ScholasticusPermalink
(565 – 577)

Patriarch of Constantinople of the Greeks (Turkey) (565 – 577)

Patriarch Eutychius (later Saint)Permalink
(552 – 565)

Patriarch of Constantinople of the Greeks (Turkey) (552 – 565)

Patriarch of Constantinople of the Greeks (Turkey) (577 – 582)

Patriarch Menas (later Saint)Permalink
(536 – 552)

Patriarch of Constantinople of the Greeks (Turkey) (536 – 552)

Patriarch AnthimusPermalink
(535 – 536)

Patriarch of Constantinople of the Greeks (Turkey) (535 – 536)

Patriarch EpiphaniusPermalink
(520 – 535)

Patriarch of Constantinople of the Greeks (Turkey) (520 – 535)

Patriarch John the CappadocianPermalink
(518 – 520)

Patriarch of Constantinople of the Greeks (Turkey) (518 – 520)

Patriarch TimothyPermalink
(511 – 518)

Patriarch of Constantinople of the Greeks (Turkey) (511 – 518)

Patriarch MacedoniusPermalink
(495 – 511)

Patriarch of Constantinople of the Greeks (Turkey) (495 – 511)

Patriarch EuphemiusPermalink
(489 – 495)

Patriarch of Constantinople of the Greeks (Turkey) (489 – 495)

Patriarch FravittaPermalink
(488 – 489)

Patriarch of Constantinople of the Greeks (Turkey) (488 – 489)

Patriarch AcaciusPermalink
(471 – 488)

Patriarch of Constantinople of the Greeks (Turkey) (471 – 488)

Patriarch Gennadius (later Saint)Permalink
(458 – 471)

Patriarch of Constantinople of the Greeks (Turkey) (458 – 471)

Patriarch Anatolius (later Saint)Permalink
(451 – 458)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Constantinople of the Greeks (Turkey) (449 – 451)

Patriarch of Constantinople of the Greeks (Turkey) (451 – 458)

Metropolitan Archbishops of Constantinople (Greek Rite)

Archbishop Anatolius (later Patriarch, Saint)Permalink
(449 – 451)

(see above)

Archbishop Flavian (later Saint)Permalink
(446 – 449)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Constantinople of the Greeks (Turkey) (446 – 449)

Archbishop Proclus (later Saint)Permalink
(434 – 446)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Constantinople of the Greeks (Turkey) (434 – 446)

Archbishop MaximianusPermalink
(431 – 434)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Constantinople of the Greeks (Turkey) (431 – 434)

Archbishop NestoriusPermalink
(428 – 431)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Constantinople of the Greeks (Turkey) (428 – 431)

Archbishop SisinniusPermalink
(426 – 427)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Constantinople of the Greeks (Turkey) (426 – 427)

Archbishop AtticusPermalink
(406 – 425)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Constantinople of the Greeks (Turkey) (406 – 425)

Archbishop Arsacius of TarsusPermalink
(404 – 405)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Constantinople of the Greeks (Turkey) (404 – 405)

Archbishop John Chrysostom (later Saint)Permalink
(398 – 404)

Born:347 (Antioch, Turkey)
Died:407.09.14 (Comana, Turkey † 60)
Proclaimed Doctor of the Church:1568

Metropolitan Archbishop of Constantinople of the Greeks (Turkey) (398 – 404)

Archbishop NectariusPermalink
(381 – 397)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Constantinople of the Greeks (Turkey) (381 – 397)

Archbishop Gregory of Nazianzus (later Saint)Permalink
(380 – 381)

Born:329 (Arianzum, Turkey)
Died:390.01.25 (Arianzum, Turkey † 61)
Proclaimed Doctor of the Church:1568

Metropolitan Archbishop of Constantinople of the Greeks (Turkey) (380 – 381)

Archbishop MaximusPermalink
(380 – 380)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Constantinople of the Greeks (Turkey) (380 – 380)

Archbishop EvagriusPermalink
(379 – ?)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Constantinople of the Greeks (Turkey) (379 – ?)

Archbishop DemophilusPermalink
(370 – 379)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Constantinople of the Greeks (Turkey) (370 – 379)

Archbishop Eudoxius of AntiochPermalink
(360 – 370)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Constantinople of the Greeks (Turkey) (360 – 370)

Archbishop MacedoniusPermalink
(351 – 360)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Constantinople of the Greeks (Turkey) (342 – 346)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Constantinople of the Greeks (Turkey) (351 – 360)

Archbishop Paul (later Saint)Permalink
(346 – 350)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Constantinople of the Greeks (Turkey) (337 – 339)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Constantinople of the Greeks (Turkey) (341 – 342)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Constantinople of the Greeks (Turkey) (346 – 350)

Archbishop MacedoniusPermalink
(342 – 346)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Constantinople of the Greeks (Turkey) (342 – 346)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Constantinople of the Greeks (Turkey) (351 – 360)

Archbishop Paul (later Saint)Permalink
(341 – 342)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Constantinople of the Greeks (Turkey) (337 – 339)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Constantinople of the Greeks (Turkey) (341 – 342)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Constantinople of the Greeks (Turkey) (346 – 350)

Archbishop Eusebius of NicomediaPermalink
(339 – 341)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Constantinople of the Greeks (Turkey) (339 – 341)

Archbishop Paul (later Saint)Permalink
(337 – 339)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Constantinople of the Greeks (Turkey) (337 – 339)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Constantinople of the Greeks (Turkey) (341 – 342)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Constantinople of the Greeks (Turkey) (346 – 350)

Archbishop Alexander (later Saint)Permalink
(330 – 337)

Bishop of Byzantium of the Greeks (Turkey) (314 – 330)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Constantinople of the Greeks (Turkey) (330 – 337)

Bishops of Byzantium (Greek Rite)

Bishop Alexander (later Archbishop, Saint)Permalink
(314 – 330)

(see above)

Bishop Metrophanes (later Saint)Permalink
(306 – 314)

Bishop of Byzantium of the Greeks (Turkey) (306 – 314)

Bishop ProbusPermalink
(293 – 306)

Bishop of Byzantium of the Greeks (Turkey) (293 – 306)

Bishop RufinusPermalink
(284 – 293)

Bishop of Byzantium of the Greeks (Turkey) (284 – 293)

Bishop DometiusPermalink
(272 – 284)

Bishop of Byzantium of the Greeks (Turkey) (272 – 284)

Bishop TitusPermalink
(242 – 272)

Bishop of Byzantium of the Greeks (Turkey) (242 – 272)

Bishop EugeniusPermalink
(237 – 242)

Bishop of Byzantium of the Greeks (Turkey) (237 – 242)

Bishop CastinusPermalink
(230 – 237)

Bishop of Byzantium of the Greeks (Turkey) (230 – 237)

Bishop CyriacusPermalink
(217 – 230)

Bishop of Byzantium of the Greeks (Turkey) (217 – 230)

Bishop PhiladelphusPermalink
(211 – 217)

Bishop of Byzantium of the Greeks (Turkey) (211 – 217)

Bishop MarcusPermalink
(198 – 211)

Bishop of Byzantium of the Greeks (Turkey) (198 – 211)

Bishop OlympianusPermalink
(187 – 198)

Bishop of Byzantium of the Greeks (Turkey) (187 – 198)

Bishop PertinaxPermalink
(169 – 187)

Bishop of Byzantium of the Greeks (Turkey) (169 – 187)

Bishop AlypiusPermalink
(166 – 169)

Bishop of Byzantium of the Greeks (Turkey) (166 – 169)

Bishop LaurencePermalink
(154 – 166)

Bishop of Byzantium of the Greeks (Turkey) (154 – 166)

Bishop EuzoisPermalink
(148 – 154)

Bishop of Byzantium of the Greeks (Turkey) (148 – 154)

Bishop AthenodorusPermalink
(144 – 148)

Bishop of Byzantium of the Greeks (Turkey) (144 – 148)

Bishop PolycarpusPermalink
(141 – 144)

Bishop of Byzantium of the Greeks (Turkey) (141 – 144)

Bishop FelixPermalink
(136 – 141)

Bishop of Byzantium of the Greeks (Turkey) (136 – 141)

Bishop EleutheriusPermalink
(129 – 136)

Bishop of Byzantium of the Greeks (Turkey) (129 – 136)

Bishop DiogenesPermalink
(114 – 129)

Bishop of Byzantium of the Greeks (Turkey) (114 – 129)

Bishop SedecionPermalink
(105 – 114)

Bishop of Byzantium of the Greeks (Turkey) (105 – 114)

Bishop PlutarchPermalink
(89 – 105)

Bishop of Byzantium of the Greeks (Turkey) (89 – 105)

Bishop PolycarpusPermalink
(69 – 89)

Bishop of Byzantium of the Greeks (Turkey) (69 – 89)

Bishop Onesimus (later Saint)Permalink
(54 – 68)

Bishop of Byzantium of the Greeks (Turkey) (54 – 68)

Bishop Stachys the Apostle (later Saint)Permalink
(38 – 54)

Bishop of Byzantium of the Greeks (Turkey) (38 – 54)

Apostle Andrew (later Saint)Permalink
(38 – 38)

Born:5? (Galilee, Israel)
Died:60 🩸 (Patras, Greece † 55)

Bishop of Byzantium of the Greeks (Turkey) (38 – 38)


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