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Greek-Melkite Diocese of

Nossa Senhora do Paraíso em São Paulo

Brazil Brazil

Continent: South America

Rite: Greek-Melkite (Byzantine)

Type: Diocese

Population: 421,000 Catholics (2017)

Statistics: 5 parishes, 2 missions, 9 priests (8 diocesan, 1 religious), 2 deacons, 7 lay religious (1 brother, 6 sisters) (2017)

Ecclesiastical Province: São Paulo

Neighbouring Dioceses: Argentina (↙), Venezuela (↖)

Depends on: Congregation for the Oriental Churches

Patron Saint: Nossa Senhora do Paraíso (August 15)

History


Special Churches

All Churches (7)

Argentina (↙), Venezuela (↖)

Present Prelates

Bishop (2019.06.17 – ...):Bishop Georges Toufik Khoury (50)Bishop Georges Toufik Khoury (50)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Nossa Senhora do Paraíso em São Paulo (Greek-Melkite Rite)

Bishop Georges Toufik Khoury (50)Bishop Georges Toufik Khoury (50)Permalink
(2019.06.17 – ...)

Bishop of Nossa Senhora do Paraíso em São Paulo of the Greek-Melkites (Brazil)

Born:1970 (Safita, Syria)
Ordained Priest:1999.04.14
Consecrated Bishop:2019.08.25

Bishop of Nossa Senhora do Paraíso em São Paulo of the Greek-Melkites (Brazil) (2019.06.17 – ...)

Bishop Sérgio de Deus Borges (54)Bishop Sérgio de Deus Borges (54)Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 2018.05.23 – 2019.06.17)

Archbishop Joseph Gébara (54)Bishop Joseph Gébara (54) (later Archbishop)Permalink
(2014.07.21 – 2018.02.20)

Archbishop of Petra and Philadelphia of the Greek-Melkites (Jordan)

Born:1965.06.10 (Lebanon)
Ordained Priest:1993.07.10
Consecrated Bishop:2013.12.21

Coadjutor Bishop of Nossa Senhora do Paraíso em São Paulo of the Greek-Melkites (Brazil) (2013.10.31 – 2014.07.21)

Bishop of Nossa Senhora do Paraíso em São Paulo of the Greek-Melkites (Brazil) (2014.07.21 – 2018.02.20)

Archbishop of Petra and Philadelphia of the Greek-Melkites (Jordan) (2018.02.20 – ...)

Archbishop Farès Maakaroun (79)Archbishop Farès Maakaroun (79)Permalink
(1999.12.18 – 2014.07.21)

Archbishop-Bishop emeritus of Nossa Senhora do Paraíso em São Paulo of the Greek-Melkites (Brazil)

Dai-lhes vós mesmos de comer

Born:1940.11.12 (Lebanon)
Ordained Priest:1966.12.18
Consecrated Bishop:1995.12.17

Archbishop of Latakia of the Greek-Melkites (Syria) (1995.07.31 – 1999.12.18)

Archbishop-Bishop of Nossa Senhora do Paraíso em São Paulo of the Greek-Melkites (Brazil) (1999.12.18 – 2014.07.21)

Archbishop Pierre Mouallem, M.S.P. (92)Bishop Pierre Mouallem, M.S.P. (92) (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1990.04.20 – 1998.07.29)

Archbishop emeritus of Akka of the Greek-Melkites (Israel)

Born:1928.05.10 (Israel)
Ordained Priest:1955.11.21
Consecrated Bishop:1990.06.29

Superior General of Society of Missionaries of Saint Paul (1975 – 1987)

Bishop of Nossa Senhora do Paraíso em São Paulo of the Greek-Melkites (Brazil) (1990.04.20 – 1998.07.29)

Archbishop of Akka of the Greek-Melkites (Israel) (1998.07.29 – 2003.07.18)

Bishop Spiridon MattarPermalink
(1978.06.22 – 1990.04.20)

Born:1921.03.01 (Lebanon)
Ordained Priest:1946.07.20
Consecrated Bishop:1978.07.20
Died:2014.07.26 († 93)

Bishop of Nossa Senhora do Paraíso em São Paulo of the Greek-Melkites (Brazil) (1978.06.22 – 1990.04.20)

Bishop Elias CoueterPermalink
(1971.11.29 – 1978.06.22)

Born:1896.08.15 (Syria)
Ordained Priest:1925.07.20
Consecrated Bishop:1961.02.05
Died:1985.06.16 († 88)

Titular Bishop of Taua (1960.11.25 – 1971.11.29)

Auxiliary Bishop of Brazil of the Eastern Rite (Brazil) (1960.11.25 – 1971.11.29)

Bishop of Nossa Senhora do Paraíso em São Paulo of the Greek-Melkites (Brazil) (1971.11.29 – 1978.06.22)

Former Prelates


as of 2020.05.12

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