Greek-Melkite Metropolitan Archdiocese of


Syria Syria

Continent: Central and Southwest Asia

Rite: Greek-Melkite (Byzantine)

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese Metr. Archdiocese, Proper archeparchy of the Greek-Melkite Patriarch

Population: 3,000 Catholics (2020)

Statistics: 22 parishes, 12 priests (6 diocesan, 6 religious), 24 lay religious (6 brothers, 18 sisters), 5 seminarians (2020)

Governed by: Patriarchal See of Antioch

Neighbouring Dioceses: Zahleh–Furzol (←), Baalbek (↖), Homs (↑), Aleppo (↗), Iraq (→), Petra and Philadelphia (↘), Bosra–Hauran (↓)

Depends on: Dicastery for the Eastern Churches


Papal Visits

Present Prelates

Patriarch ([2017.06.20] 2017.06.22 – ...):Patriarch Youssef Absi, M.S.P. (76)Patriarch Youssef Absi (76)

Patriarch of Jerusalem of the Greek-Melkites

Patriarch of Alexandria of the Greek-Melkites

President of Synod of the Greek-Melkite Catholic Church

President of Assembly of Catholic Ordinaries in Syria

Patriarchal Administrator of Iraq of the Greek-Melkites (Iraq)

Former Prelates

as of 2022.07.05

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