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Chaldean Metropolitan Archdiocese of

Urmyā

Iran Iran

Continent: Central and Southwest Asia

Rite: Chaldean

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese

Population: 1,350 Catholics (2015)

Suffragan Sees: Salmas

Depends on: Congregation for the Oriental Churches

Statistics: 4 parishes, 4 priests (3 diocesan, 1 religious), 4 lay religious (1 brother, 3 sisters), 1 seminarian (2015)

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History


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Metropolitan Archbishop (1983.11.30 – ...):Archbishop Thomas Meram (75)Archbishop Thomas Meram (75)

Bishop of Salmas of the Chaldeans (Iran)

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of Urmyā (Chaldean Rite)

Archbishop Thomas Meram (75)Archbishop Thomas Meram (75)Permalink
(1983.11.30 – ...)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Urmyā of the Chaldeans (Iran)
Bishop of Salmas of the Chaldeans (Iran)

Born:1943.08.06 (Iraq)
Ordained Priest:1967.06.11
Consecrated Bishop:1984.03.11

Metropolitan Archbishop of Urmyā of the Chaldeans (Iran) (1983.11.30 – ...)

Bishop of Salmas of the Chaldeans (Iran) (1983.11.30 – ...)

President of Iranian Episcopal Conference (2000 – 2003)

Archbishop Samuel Chauriz, O.S.H.Permalink
(1974.05.01 – 1981.06.14)

Born:1909.01.25 (Iraq)
Ordained Priest:1951.10.28
Consecrated Bishop:1972.05.14
Died:1981.06.14 († 72)

Archbishop of Ahvaz of the Chaldeans (Iran) (1972.01.18 – 1974.05.01)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Urmyā of the Chaldeans (Iran) (1974.05.01 – 1981.06.14)

Bishop of Salmas of the Chaldeans (Iran) (1974.05.01 – 1981.06.14)

Archbishop Zaya DachtouPermalink
(1951.07.14 – 1972.08.15)

Born:1912.10.12 (Iran)
Ordained Priest:1937.03.27
Consecrated Bishop:1951.12.30
Died:1972.08.15 († 59)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Urmyā of the Chaldeans (Iran) (1951.07.14 – 1972.08.15)

Bishop of Salmas of the Chaldeans (Iran) (1951.07.14 – 1972.08.15)

Archbishop Abel Zayia, C.M.Permalink
(1939.12.06 – 1951.03.18)

Born:1871.02.03 (Iran)
Ordained Priest:1896.07.02
Consecrated Bishop:1940.01.01
Died:1951.03.18 († 80)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Urmyā of the Chaldeans (Iran) (1939.12.06 – 1951.03.18)

Archbishop-Bishop of Salmas of the Chaldeans (Iran) (1939.12.06 – 1951.03.18)

Archbishop Isaac-Jesu-Yab Khoudabache (Koudabache)Permalink
(1930.10.25 – 1939.08.08)

Born:1860.10.18
Ordained Priest:1887.06.29
Consecrated Bishop:1894.11.11
Died:1939.08.08 († 78)

Bishop of Salmas of the Chaldeans (Iran) (1894.10.01 – 1908)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Urmyā of the Chaldeans (Iran) ([1930.10.06] 1930.10.25 – 1939.08.08)

Bishop of Salmas of the Chaldeans (Iran) ([1930.10.06] 1930.10.25 – 1939.08.08)

Archbishop Tommaso AudoPermalink
(1892.09.04 – 1918.07.27)

Born:1854.10.10 (Iran)
Died:1918.07.27 († 63)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Urmyā of the Chaldeans (Iran) (1892.09.04 – 1918.07.27)


as of 2018.11.07

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