Syriac Church

Eastern-Rite sui juris Catholic Church

Tradition: Antiochian Rite

Type: Patriarchal

Canonical Territory: Near East

Population: 266,000

Official Languages: Syriac, Aramaic


Patriarchal See: Antioch (Lebanon)

Synod: Synod of the Syriac Catholic Church


Circumscriptions (17): Patriarchates (1), Metr. Archdioceses (2), Archdioceses (4), Dioceses (4), Apostolic Exarchates (2), Patriarchal Exarchates (3), Patriarchal Territories (1)

Canada Canada: Canada

Egypt Egypt: Cairo

Iraq Iraq: Baghdad, Mossul, Adiabene, Basra and the Gulf

Israel Israel: Jerusalem (Palestine and Jordan)

Jordan Jordan: Jerusalem (Palestine and Jordan)

Lebanon Lebanon: Antioch, Beirut

Palestine Palestine: Jerusalem (Palestine and Jordan)

South Sudan South Sudan: Sudan and South Sudan

Sudan Sudan: Sudan and South Sudan

Syria Syria: Damascus, Homs, Aleppo, Hassaké–Nisibi

Turkey Turkey: Turkey

USA USA: Our Lady of Deliverance of Newark

Venezuela Venezuela: Venezuela


by Type | Titular Sees | Changes in Circumscriptions

Patriarch ([2009.01.20] 2009.01.22 – ...):Patriarch Ignace Youssif III Younan (75)Patriarch Ignace Youssif III Younan (Ephrem Joseph Younan) (75)

President of Synod of the Syriac Catholic Church

Bishop of Curia (2018.02.19 – ...):Bishop Charles Georges Mrad (50)Bishop Charles Georges Mrad (50)

Titular Bishop of Zorava

Procurator at Rome (2013 – ...):Msgr. Georges MasriMsgr. Georges Masri
Apostolic Visitator in Western Europe (2017.06.21 – ...):Fr. Rami Al-Kabalan (40)Fr. Rami Al-Kabalan (40)
Apostolic Visitator in Australia (2017.06.21 – ...):Archbishop Basile Georges Casmoussa (81)Archbishop Basile Georges Casmoussa (81)

Archbishop emeritus of Mossul of the Syriacs (Iraq)

Retired Patriarch Patriarch (1): Patriarch Ignace Youssif III Younan (75)Ignace Youssif III

Retired Archbishop Archbishops (12)

Retired Bishop Bishops (7)

Living Prelates | Appointments | Officials

as of 2020.01.02

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