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

Canada Canada: Canada

Egypt Egypt: Cairo

Iraq Iraq: Baghdad, Mossul, Basra and the Gulf

Israel Israel: Jerusalem (Palestine and Jordan)

Jordan Jordan: Jerusalem (Palestine and Jordan)

Kuwait Kuwait: Basra and the Gulf

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 (74)Patriarch Ignace Youssif III Younan (Ephrem Joseph Younan) (74)

President of Synod of the Syriac Catholic Church

Bishop of Curia (2011.03.01 – ...):Bishop Youhanna Jihad Battah (62)Bishop Youhanna Jihad Battah (62)

Titular Bishop of Phæna

Bishop of Curia (2018.02.19 – ...):Bishop Charles Georges Mrad (49)Bishop Charles Georges Mrad (49)

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 (39)Fr. Rami Al-Kabalan (39)
Apostolic Visitator in Australia (2017.06.21 – ...):Archbishop Basile Georges Casmoussa (80)Archbishop Basile Georges Casmoussa (80)

Archbishop emeritus of Mossul of the Syriacs (Iraq)

Retired Patriarch Patriarch (1): Patriarch Ignace Youssif III Younan (74)Ignace Youssif III

Retired Archbishop Archbishops (11)

Retired Bishop Bishops (8)

Living Prelates | Appointments | Officials

as of 2019.04.06

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