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Syriac Patriarchal Exarchate of

Jerusalem (Palestine and Jordan)

Palestine Palestine, Israel Israel, Jordan Jordan

Continent: Central and Southwest Asia

Rite: Syriac (Antiochian)

Type: Patriarchal Exarchate Patriarchal Exarchate

Population: 5,241 Catholics (2017)

Statistics: 3 parishes, 3 priests (2 diocesan, 1 religious), 1 deacon, 1 lay religious (1 brother), 1 seminarian (2017)

Immediately Subject to the Patriarch

Neighbouring Dioceses: Cairo (←), Beirut (↑)

Depends on: Congregation for the Oriental Churches

Website: Link

History


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Patriarchal Exarch (2020.03.28 – ...):Bishop Yacoub Camil Afram Antoine Semaan (41)Bishop Yacoub Camil Afram Antoine Semaan (41)

Titular Bishop of Hierapolis in Syria of the Syriacs

Patriarchal Administrator of Cairo of the Syriacs (Egypt)

Patriarchal Administrator of Sudan and South Sudan of the Syriacs (Sudan)

Ordinaries

Patriarchal Exarchs of Jerusalem (Palestine and Jordan) (Syriac Rite)

Bishop Yacoub Camil Afram Antoine Semaan (41)Bishop Yacoub Camil Afram Antoine Semaan (41)Permalink
(2020.03.28 – ...)

Patriarchal Exarch of Jerusalem (Palestine and Jordan) of the Syriacs (Palestine)
Titular Bishop of Hierapolis in Syria of the Syriacs
Patriarchal Administrator of Cairo of the Syriacs (Egypt)
Patriarchal Administrator of Sudan and South Sudan of the Syriacs (Sudan)

Born:1980.05.02 (Beirut, Lebanon)
Ordained Priest:2006.06.24
Consecrated Bishop:2020.08.15

Patriarchal Administrator of Jerusalem (Palestine and Jordan) of the Syriacs (Palestine) (2019.11.20 – 2020.03.28)

Titular Bishop of Hierapolis in Syria of the Syriacs (2020.03.28 – ...)

Patriarchal Exarch of Jerusalem (Palestine and Jordan) of the Syriacs (Palestine) (2020.03.28 – ...)

Patriarchal Administrator of Cairo of the Syriacs (Egypt) (2020.04.15 – ...)

Patriarchal Administrator of Sudan and South Sudan of the Syriacs (Sudan) (2020.04.15 – ...)

Bishop Yacoub Camil Afram Antoine Semaan (41)Fr. Yacoub Camil Afram Antoine Semaan (41) (later Bishop)Permalink
(Patriarchal Administrator 2019.11.20 – 2020.03.28)

Bishop Grégoire Pierre Melki (82)Bishop Grégoire Pierre Melki (82)Permalink
(2002.02.25 – 2019.11.20)

Titular Bishop of Batnæ of the Syriacs
Patriarchal Exarch emeritus of Jerusalem (Palestine and Jordan) of the Syriacs (Palestine)

Born:1939.12.12 (Lebanon)
Ordained Priest:1965.08.08
Consecrated Bishop:2002.05.18

Patriarchal Exarch of Jerusalem (Palestine and Jordan) of the Syriacs (Palestine) (2002.02.25 – 2019.11.20)

Titular Bishop of Batnæ of the Syriacs (2002.02.25 – ...)

Bishop Grégoire Pierre Abdel-Ahad (later Patriarch)Permalink
(1991 – 2000)

Born:1930.06.28 (Alep, Syria)
Ordained Priest:1954.06.10
Consecrated Bishop:1997.06.21
Died:2018.04.04 († 87)

Patriarchal Vicar of Jerusalem (Palestine and Jordan) of the Syriacs (Palestine) (1978 – 1991)

Patriarchal Exarch of Jerusalem (Palestine and Jordan) of the Syriacs (Palestine) (1991 – 2000)

Titular Bishop of Batnæ of the Syriacs (1996.06.29 – 2001.02.16)

Patriarch of Antioch of the Syriacs (Lebanon) ([2001.02.16] 2001.02.24 – 2008.01.25)

President of Synod of the Syriac Catholic Church (2001.02.24 – 2008.01.25)

Former Prelates


as of 2022.01.02

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