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Maronite Church

Eastern-Rite sui juris Catholic Church

Tradition: Antiochian Rite

Type: Patriarchal

Canonical Territory: Lebanon, Syria, the Holy Land, the rest of the Middle East and Egypt

Population: 3,389,000

Official Language: Aramaic

 

Patriarchal See: Antioch (Lebanon)

Synod: Synod of the Maronite Church

 


Circumscriptions (29): Patriarchates (1), Archdioceses (8), Dioceses (16), Apostolic Exarchates (2), Patriarchal Exarchates (2)


Argentina Argentina: San Charbel en Buenos Aires

Australia Australia: Saint Maron of Sydney

Brazil Brazil: Nossa Senhora do Líbano em São Paulo

Canada Canada: Saint-Maron de Montréal

Colombia Colombia: Colombia

Cyprus Cyprus: Cyprus

Egypt Egypt: Cairo

France France: Notre-Dame du Liban de Paris

Israel Israel: Haifa and Holy Land, Jerusalem and Palestine

Jordan Jordan: Jordan

Lebanon Lebanon: Antioch, Antélias, Beirut, Tripoli, Tyr, Baalbek–Deir Al-Ahmar, Batroun, Jbeil, Jebbeh–Sarba–Jounieh, Saïdā, Zahlé

Mexico Mexico: Nuestra Señora de los Mártires del Líbano en México

Nigeria Nigeria: Western and Central Africa

Palestine Palestine: Jerusalem and Palestine

Syria Syria: Aleppo, Damascus, Latakia

USA USA: Our Lady of Lebanon of Los Angeles, Saint Maron of Brooklyn

 

by Type | Titular Sees | Changes in Circumscriptions


Patriarch ([2011.03.15] 2011.03.25 – ...):Cardinal Béchara Pierre Raï (77)Cardinal Béchara Pierre Raï (Béchara Raï, O.M.M.) (77)

Cardinal-Patriarch

President of Synod of the Maronite Church

President of Assembly of the Catholic Patriarchs and Bishops of Lebanon

President of Council of Catholic Patriarchs of the East

Bishop of Curia (2011.08.13 – ...):Bishop Hanna G. Alwan, L.M. (62)Bishop Hanna G. Alwan, L.M. (62)

Titular Bishop of Sarepta of the Maronites

Bishop of Curia (2015.07.28 – ...):Bishop Paul Abdel Sater (54)Bishop Paul Abdel Sater (54)

Titular Bishop of Ptolemais in Phœnicia of the Maronites

Bishop of Curia (2016.06.17 – ...):Bishop Joseph Nafaa (48)Bishop Joseph Nafaa (48)

Titular Bishop of Aradus

Procurator at Rome (2012.06.16 – ...):Bishop François Eid, O.M.M. (74)Bishop François Eid, O.M.M. (74)

Bishop emeritus of Cairo of the Maronites (Egypt)

Procurator at Jerusalem (2014.04 – ...):Fr. Joseph SfeirFr. Joseph Sfeir
Apostolic Visitator in Western and Northern Europe (2012.07.21 – ...):Bishop Nasser Gemayel (66)Bishop Nasser Gemayel (66)

Bishop of Notre-Dame du Liban de Paris of the Maronites (France)

Apostolic Visitator in Southern Africa (2014.01.13 – ...):Fr. Simon Faddoul (59)Fr. Simon Faddoul (59)

Apostolic Exarch of Western and Central Africa of the Maronites (Nigeria)

Apostolic Visitator in Northern Africa (2014.01.13 – ...):Bishop Georges Chihane (64)Bishop Georges Chihane (64)

Bishop of Cairo of the Maronites (Egypt)

Apostolic Visitator in Bulgaria, Greece and Romania (2015.04.13 – ...):Bishop François Eid, O.M.M. (74)Bishop François Eid, O.M.M. (74)

Bishop emeritus of Cairo of the Maronites (Egypt)

Retired Patriarch Patriarchs (2): Cardinal Béchara Pierre Raï (77)Béchara Pierre (Cardinal), Cardinal Nasrallah Pierre Sfeir (97)Nasrallah Pierre (Cardinal)

Retired Archbishop Archbishops (12)

Retired Bishop Bishops (35)

Living Prelates | Appointments


Religious Orders (4):Antonin Maronite Order
Congregation of the Lebanese Maronite Missionaries
Lebanese Maronite Order (Baladites)
Mariamite Maronite Order (Aleppians)

as of 2017.08.11

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