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Greek Apostolic Exarchate of

Istanbul

Turkiye Turkiye

Continents: East Europe, Central and Southwest Asia

Rite: Greek (Byzantine)

Type: Apostolic Exarchate Apostolic Exarchate

Name: Istanbul / Constantinople (English) / Constantinopoli (Italiano) / Constantinopolitan(us) (Latin)

Immediately subject to the Holy See

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

Depends on: Dicastery for the Eastern Churches

Present Prelates

Apostolic Exarch:vacant
Apostolic Administrator (2021.09.14 – ...):Bishop Massimiliano Palinuro (48)Bishop Massimiliano Palinuro (48)

Vicar Apostolic of Istanbul (Turkiye)

Patriarchal Administrator of Istanbul of the Greek-Melkites (Turkiye)

Ordinaries

Apostolic Exarchs of Istanbul (Greek Rite)

Bishop Massimiliano Palinuro (48)Bishop Massimiliano Palinuro (48)Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 2021.09.14 – ...)

Archbishop Lorenzo Piretto, O.P. (79)Archbishop Lorenzo Piretto, O.P. (79)Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 2020.12.24 – 2021.09.14)

Bishop Rubén Tierrablanca Gonzalez, O.F.M.Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 2016.04.16 – 2020.12.23)

Bishop Louis-Armel Pelâtre, A.A. (82)Bishop Louis-Armel Pelâtre, A.A. (82)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 (Turkiye) (1932.06.11 – 1957.01.28)

Apostolic Exarchs of Turkey of Europe (Greek Rite)

Bishop George CalavassyPermalink
(1920.07.13 – 1932.06.11)

Δυω και ανατελλω

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 (Turkiye) (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)

Statistics

Population: 14 Catholics (2020)

Statistics: 1 parish (2020)

History

Last updated on 2022.10.23

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