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Chaldean Metropolitan Archdiocese of

Tehran

Iran Iran

Continent: Central and Southwest Asia

Rite: Chaldean

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese

Suffragan Sees: no suffragan sees

History

  • 1853: Established as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Sehna / Sanandaj / Sinna (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Kirkuk)
  • 1966.01.03: Lost territory to establish Archdiocese of Ahvaz
  • 1971.03.16: Renamed as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Tehran / Teheran / Teheranen(sis) Chaldæorum (Latin)

Papal Visits


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Metropolitan Archbishop (1999.02.07 – ...):Archbishop Ramzi Garmou (69)Archbishop Ramzi Garmou (69)

Apostolic Visitor in Europe of the Chaldeans

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of Tehran (Chaldean Rite)

Archbishop Ramzi Garmou (69)Archbishop Ramzi Garmou (69)
(1999.02.07 – ...)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Tehran of the Chaldeans (Iran)
Apostolic Visitor in Europe of the Chaldeans

Born:1945.02.05 (Iraq)
Ordained Priest:1977.01.13
Consecrated Bishop:1996.02.25

Coadjutor Archbishop of Tehran of the Chaldeans (Iran) (1995.05.05 – 1999.02.07)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Tehran of the Chaldeans (Iran) (1999.02.07 – ...)

President of Iranian Episcopal Conference (2007 – 2011.11)

Apostolic Visitor in Europe of the Chaldeans (2013.07.20 – ...)

Archbishop Youhannan Semaan Issayi
(1971.03.16 – 1999.02.07)

Born:1914.06.27 (Iran)
Ordained Priest:1940.03.03
Consecrated Bishop:1967.10.22
Died:1999.02.07 († 84)

Titular Archbishop of Hieropolis (1967.09.01 – 1970.03.07)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Sehna of the Chaldeans (Iran) ([1967.06.23] 1967.09.01 – 1970.03.07)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Sehna of the Chaldeans (Iran) (1970.03.07 – 1971.03.16)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Tehran of the Chaldeans (Iran) (1971.03.16 – 1999.02.07)

President of Iranian Episcopal Conference (1980 – 1995)

Metropolitan Archbishops of Sehna (Chaldean Rite)

Archbishop Youhannan Semaan Issayi
(1970.03.07 – 1971.03.16)

(see above)

Archbishop Joseph Cheikho
(1944.05.22 – 1970.03.07)

Born:1894.04.02 (Iran)
Ordained Priest:1923.12.24
Consecrated Bishop:1944.06.11
Died:1979.12.20 († 85)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Sehna of the Chaldeans (Iran) (1944.05.22 – 1970.03.07)

Titular Archbishop of Amida (1970.03.07 – 1970.08.22)

Titular Archbishop of Rew-Ardashir of the Chaldeans (1970.08.22 – 1979.12.20)

Archbishop Abraham Elias, C.M.
(1938.09.06 – 1940.02.15)

Born:1893.04 (Iran)
Consecrated Bishop:1939.04.24
Died:1940.02.15 († 46)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Sehna of the Chaldeans (Iran) (1938.09.06 – 1940.02.15)

Archbishop Jean Nissan
(1914.09.15 – 1937.04.20)

Born:1880.07.25
Ordained Priest:1905.03.18
Consecrated Bishop:1914.12.06
Died:1956.10.30 († 76)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Sehna of the Chaldeans (Iran) ([1914.05.12] 1914.09.15 – 1937.04.20)

Archbishop-Bishop of Zaku of the Chaldeans (Iraq) (1937.04.20 – 1956.10.30)

Archbishop Matthieu-Paul Chammina
(1890.09.30 – 1893)

Consecrated Bishop:1874.05.24
Died:1893

Bishop of Amadiyah of the Chaldeans (Iraq) (1874 – 1879)

Bishop of Zaku of the Chaldeans (Iraq) (1879 – 1885)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Sehna of the Chaldeans (Iran) (1890.09.30 – 1893)

Archbishop Jerome-Simon Sindjari
(1853 – 1885)

Consecrated Bishop:1857.09.07
Died:1886

Metropolitan Archbishop of Sehna of the Chaldeans (Iran) (1853 – 1885)

Former Prelates


as of 2014.04.21

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