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Chaldean Metropolitan Archdiocese of

Kirkuk–Sulaimaniya

Iraq Iraq

Continent: Central and Southwest Asia

Rite: Chaldean

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese

Population: 4,000 Catholics (2014)

Suffragan Sees: no suffragan sees

Depends on: Congregation for the Oriental Churches

Statistics: 6 parishes, 6 priests (diocesan), 3 deacons, 11 lay religious (1 brother, 10 sisters), 1 seminarian (2014)

History


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Metropolitan Archbishop (2014.01.11 – ...):Archbishop Yousif Thomas Mirkis, O.P. (69)Archbishop Yousif Thomas Mirkis, O.P. (69)

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of Kirkuk–Sulaimaniya (Chaldean Rite)

Archbishop Yousif Thomas Mirkis, O.P. (69)Archbishop Yousif Thomas Mirkis, O.P. (69)Permalink
(2014.01.11 – ...)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Kirkuk–Sulaimaniya of the Chaldeans (Iraq)

Born:1949.06.21 (Iraq)
Ordained Priest:1980.03.26
Consecrated Bishop:2014.01.24

Metropolitan Archbishop of Kirkuk–Sulaimaniya of the Chaldeans (Iraq) (2014.01.11 – ...)

Metropolitan Archbishops of Kirkuk (Chaldean Rite)

Cardinal Louis Raphaël I Sako (70)Archbishop Louis Sako (70) (later Cardinal)Permalink
(2003.09.27 – 2013.01.31)

Cardinal-Patriarch
Patriarch of Babylon of the Chaldeans (Iraq)
President of Synod of the Chaldean Church
President of Assembly of the Catholic Bishops of Iraq

Born:1948.07.04 (Iraq)
Ordained Priest:1974.06.01
Consecrated Bishop:2003.11.14
Created Cardinal:2018.06.28

Metropolitan Archbishop of Kirkuk of the Chaldeans (Iraq) ([2002.10.24] 2003.09.27 – 2013.01.31)

President of Synod of the Chaldean Church (2013.01.31 – ...)

President of Assembly of the Catholic Bishops of Iraq (2013.01.31 – ...)

Patriarch of Babylon of the Chaldeans (Iraq) ([2013.01.31] 2013.02.01 – ...)

Cardinal-Patriarch (2018.06.28 – ...)

Archbishop André SanaPermalink
(1977.12.14 – 2003.09.27)

Born:1920.12.20 (Iraq)
Ordained Priest:1945.05.15
Consecrated Bishop:1957.10.06
Died:2013.05.08 († 92)

Bishop of Aqrā of the Chaldeans (Iraq) (1957.06.20 – 1977.12.14)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Kirkuk of the Chaldeans (Iraq) (1977.12.14 – 2003.09.27)

Archbishop Gabriel KodaPermalink
(1968.03.07 – 1977.12.14)

Born:1908.12.07 (Iraq)
Ordained Priest:1933.01.29
Consecrated Bishop:1966.03.25
Died:1992.03 († 83)

Bishop of Zaku of the Chaldeans (Iraq) (1965.11.27 – 1968.03.07)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Kirkuk of the Chaldeans (Iraq) (1968.03.07 – 1977.12.14)

Titular Archbishop of Nisibis of the Chaldeans (1977.12.14 – 1992.03)

Archbishop Raphael RabbanPermalink
(1957.06.28 – 1967.11.15)

Born:1910.02.06 (Iraq)
Ordained Priest:1933.12.23
Consecrated Bishop:1947.05.04
Died:1967.11.15 († 57)

Bishop of Amadiyah of the Chaldeans (Iraq) (1947.02.22 – 1957.06.28)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Kirkuk of the Chaldeans (Iraq) (1957.06.28 – 1967.11.15)

Archbishop Ephrem GoguéPermalink
(1954.02.08 – 1956.05.26)

Born:1889.01.05
Ordained Priest:1915.06.27
Consecrated Bishop:1954.06.13
Died:1956.05.26 († 67)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Kirkuk of the Chaldeans (Iraq) (1954.02.08 – 1956.05.26)

Archbishop Hormisdas Etienne DjibriPermalink
(1917.08.31 – 1953.07.18)

Born:1872.01.08 (Iraq)
Ordained Priest:1893.06.04
Consecrated Bishop:1902.12.04
Died:1953.07.18 († 81)

Titular Archbishop of Nisibis of the Chaldeans (1902.11.30 – 1917.08.31)

Auxiliary Bishop of Kirkuk of the Chaldeans (Iraq) (1902.11.30 – 1917.08.31)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Kirkuk of the Chaldeans (Iraq) (1917.08.31 – 1953.07.18)

Archbishop Teodoro MessaiehPermalink
(1904.09.13 – 1917.07.18)

Born:1837 (Iraq)
Died:1917.07.18 († 80)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Kirkuk of the Chaldeans (Iraq) (1904.09.13 – 1917.07.18)

Archbishop Giuseppe Elis KhayattPermalink
(1900.07.13 – 1903.02.02)

Born:1856.05.01 (Iraq)
Consecrated Bishop:1893.12.05
Died:1903.02.02 († 46)

Bishop of Amadiyah of the Chaldeans (Iraq) (1894.10.01 – 1895.02.09)

Titular Archbishop of Nisibis of the Chaldeans (1895.04.22 – 1900.07.13)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Kirkuk of the Chaldeans (Iraq) (1900.07.13 – 1903.02.02)

Archbishop Joseph-Gabriel AdamoPermalink
(1883.06.05 – 1899.06.04)

Born:1851.03.15
Consecrated Bishop:1883.08.26
Died:1899.06.04 († 48)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Kirkuk of the Chaldeans (Iraq) (1883.06.05 – 1899.06.04)

Archbishop Jean TamresPermalink
(1854 – 1881.09.13)

Consecrated Bishop:1854.09.14
Died:1881.09.13

Metropolitan Archbishop of Kirkuk of the Chaldeans (Iraq) (1854 – 1881.09.13)

Archbishop Laurent Thomas ChoaPermalink
(1824 – 1853.08.23)

Born:1792 (Iraq)
Ordained Priest:1821
Consecrated Bishop:1824.04.23
Died:1853.08.23 († 61)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Kirkuk of the Chaldeans (Iraq) (1824 – 1853.08.23)

Former Prelates


as of 2018.07.29

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