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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: 16 Catholics (2015)

Immediately subject to the Holy See

Neighbouring Dioceses: Greece (←), Sofia (↖)

Depends on: Congregation for the Oriental Churches

Statistics: 1 parish (2015)

History


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Apostolic Exarch:vacant
Apostolic Administrator (2016.04.16 – ...):Bishop Rubén Tierrablanca Gonzalez, O.F.M. (65)Bishop Rubén Tierrablanca Gonzalez, O.F.M. (65)

Vicar Apostolic of Istanbul (Turkey)

Titular Bishop of Tubernuca

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

Ordinaries

Apostolic Exarchs of Istanbul (Greek Rite)

Bishop Rubén Tierrablanca Gonzalez, O.F.M. (65)Bishop Rubén Tierrablanca Gonzalez, O.F.M. (65)Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 2016.04.16 – ...)

Bishop Louis-Armel Pelâtre, A.A. (77)Bishop Louis-Armel Pelâtre, A.A. (77)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)


as of 2017.09.25

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