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Maronite Diocese of

Baalbek–Deir Al-Ahmar

Lebanon Lebanon

Continent: Central and Southwest Asia

Rite: Maronite (Antiochian)

Type: Diocese

Population: 40,600 Catholics (2018)

Statistics: 45 parishes, 1 mission, 25 priests (16 diocesan, 9 religious), 42 lay religious (9 brothers, 33 sisters), 5 seminarians (2018)

Immediately Subject to the Patriarch

Neighbouring Dioceses: Zahlé (↙), Jebbeh–Sarba–Jounieh (←), Jbeil (←), Batroun (↖), Tripoli (↖), Latakia (↑), Damascus (↘)

Depends on: Congregation for the Oriental Churches

History


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Bishop (2015.06.20 – ...):Bishop Hanna Rahmé, O.L.M. (60)Bishop Hanna Rahmé, O.L.M. (60)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Baalbek–Deir Al-Ahmar (Maronite Rite)

Bishop Hanna Rahmé, O.L.M. (60)Bishop Hanna Rahmé, O.L.M. (60)Permalink
(2015.06.20 – ...)

Bishop of Baalbek–Deir Al-Ahmar of the Maronites (Lebanon)

Born:1960.07.18 (Aynata, Lebanon)
Ordained Priest:1990.07.29
Consecrated Bishop:2015.08.01

Bishop of Baalbek–Deir Al-Ahmar of the Maronites (Lebanon) (2015.06.20 – ...)

Bishop Simon Atallah, O.A.M. (84)Bishop Simon Atallah, O.A.M. (84)Permalink
(2005.12.28 – 2015.06.20)

Bishop emeritus of Baalbek–Deir Al-Ahmar of the Maronites (Lebanon)

Born:1937.01.10 (Lebanon)
Ordained Priest:1963.12.08
Consecrated Bishop:2006.02.11

Superior General of Antonin Maronite Order (1999.07 – 2005.07)

Bishop of Baalbek–Deir Al-Ahmar of the Maronites (Lebanon) ([2005.09.24] 2005.12.28 – 2015.06.20)

Archbishop Paul-Mounged El-Hachem (86)Bishop Paul-Mounged El-Hachem (86) (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1995.06.10 – 2005.08.27)

Titular Archbishop of Darnis
Bishop emeritus of Baalbek–Deir Al-Ahmar of the Maronites (Lebanon)

Born:1934.09.08 (Akoura, Lebanon)
Ordained Priest:1959.03.28
Consecrated Bishop:1995.09.13

Delegate of Vatican Film Library (1973 – 1978)

Bishop of Baalbek–Deir Al-Ahmar of the Maronites (Lebanon) (1995.06.10 – 2005.08.27)

Apostolic Nuncio to Bahrain (2005.08.27 – 2009.12.02)

Apostolic Nuncio to Kuwait (2005.08.27 – 2009.12.02)

Apostolic Nuncio to Qatar (2005.08.27 – 2009.12.02)

Apostolic Nuncio to Yemen (2005.08.27 – 2009.12.02)

Apostolic Delegate to Arabian Peninsula (2005.08.27 – 2009.12.02)

Titular Archbishop of Darnis (2005.08.27 – ...)

Apostolic Nuncio to United Arab Emirates (2007.08.04 – 2009.12.02)

Bishop Philippe Boutros ChebayaPermalink
(1990.06.09 – 1995.06.10)

Born:1920.05.20 (Lebanon)
Ordained Priest:1944.03.25
Consecrated Bishop:1990.08.05
Died:2002.10.08 († 82)

Bishop of Baalbek–Deir Al-Ahmar of the Maronites (Lebanon) (1990.06.09 – 1995.06.10)

Bishops of Baalbek e Zahlé (Maronite Rite)

Bishop Georges ScandarPermalink
(1977.11.12 – 1990.06.09)

Born:1927.05.12 (Lebanon)
Ordained Priest:1965.06.13
Consecrated Bishop:1977.11.12
Died:2018.05.15 († 91)

Bishop of Baalbek e Zahlé of the Maronites (Lebanon) (1977.11.12 – 1990.06.09)

Bishop of Zahlé of the Maronites (Lebanon) (1990.06.09 – 2002.09.12)

Bishops of Baalbek (Maronite Rite)

Bishop Chucrallah HarbPermalink
(1967.03.15 – 1977.08.04)

Born:1923.05.05 (Lebanon)
Ordained Priest:1949.06.19
Consecrated Bishop:1967.05.14
Died:2019.12.31 († 96)

Bishop of Baalbek of the Maronites (Lebanon) (1967.03.15 – 1977.08.04)

Bishop of Jounieh of the Maronites (Lebanon) (1977.08.04 – 1999.06.05)

Bishop Abdallah NujaimPermalink
(1954.04.04 – 1966.11.12)

Born:1895.05.06
Ordained Priest:1919.09.02
Consecrated Bishop:1950.10.15
Died:1979.03.18 († 83)

Titular Bishop of Arca in Phœnicia of the Maronites (1950.07.25 – 1954.04.04)

Auxiliary Bishop of Baalbek of the Maronites (Lebanon) (1950.07.25 – 1954.04.04)

Apostolic Administrator of Baalbek of the Maronites (Lebanon) (1953 – 1954.04.04)

Bishop of Baalbek of the Maronites (Lebanon) (1954.04.04 – 1966.11.12)

Titular Bishop of Parembolæ in Phœnicia (1966.11.12 – 1979.03.18)

Bishop Abdallah NujaimPermalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1953 – 1954.04.04)

Archbishop Elias RichaPermalink
(1937.10.10 – 1953.08.24)

Born:1870.07.31
Ordained Priest:1903.06.04
Consecrated Bishop:1926.04.25
Died:1953.08.24 († 83)

Titular Archbishop of Nazareth of the Maronites ([1926.04.25] 1926.06.21 – 1937.10.10)

Bishop of Baalbek of the Maronites (Lebanon) (1937.10.10 – 1953.08.24)

Bishop Giovanni MuradPermalink
(1892.06.12 – 1937.05.01)

Born:1854.02.01 (Lebanon)
Consecrated Bishop:1892.06.12
Died:1937.05.01 († 83)

Bishop of Baalbek of the Maronites (Lebanon) (1892.06.12 – 1937.05.01)

Bishop Youhanna XII Boutros Al-Hajj (Youhanna) (later Patriarch)Permalink
(1861 – 1890.04.28)

Born:1817.11.01 (Lebanon)
Ordained Priest:1839.12.26
Consecrated Bishop:1861.08.10
Died:1898.12.24 († 81)

Bishop of Baalbek of the Maronites (Lebanon) (1861 – 1890.04.28)

Patriarch of Antioch of the Maronites (Lebanon) ([1890.04.28] 1890.06.23 – 1898.12.24)

Former Prelates


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