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Greek-Melkite Diocese of

Saint Michael’s of Sydney

Australia Australia, New Zealand New Zealand

Continent: Oceania

Rite: Greek-Melkite (Byzantine)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Saint Michael’s of Sydney / Sancti Michaëlis Sydneyen(sis) Græcorum Melkitarum (Latin)

Immediately Subject to the Patriarch

Depends on: Dicastery for the Eastern Churches

Special Churches

Churches by City (13)

Present Prelates

Bishop (2011.06.15 – ...):Bishop Robert Rabbat (62)Bishop Robert Rabbat (62)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Saint Michael’s of Sydney (Greek-Melkite Rite)

Bishop Robert Rabbat (62)Bishop Robert Rabbat (62)
(2011.06.15 – ...)

Bishop of Saint Michael’s of Sydney of the Greek-Melkites (Australia)

Born:1960.02.14 (Beirut, Lebanon)
Ordained Priest:1994.12.22
Consecrated Bishop:2011.09.16

Bishop of Saint Michael’s of Sydney of the Greek-Melkites (Australia) (2011.06.15 – ...)

Archbishop Issam John Darwish, B.S. (77)Bishop Issam John Darwish, B.S. (77) (later Archbishop)
(1995.08.04 – 2011.06.15)

Archbishop emeritus of Zahleh–Furzol of the Greek-Melkites (Lebanon)

The Lord is my Saviour

Born:1945.05.04 (Damascus, Syria)
Ordained Priest:1972.09.17
Consecrated Bishop:1996.05.11

Bishop of Saint Michael’s of Sydney of the Greek-Melkites (Australia) (1995.08.04 – 2011.06.15)

Archbishop of Zahleh–Furzol of the Greek-Melkites (Lebanon) (2011.06.15 – 2021.06.26)

Bishop George Riashi, B.C. (later Archbishop)
(1987.03.26 – 1995.07.28)

Born:1933.11.25 (Lebanon)
Ordained Priest:1965.04.04
Consecrated Bishop:1987.07.19
Died:2012.10.28 († 78)

Bishop of Saint Michael’s of Sydney of the Greek-Melkites (Australia) (1987.03.26 – 1995.07.28)

Archbishop of Tripoli of the Greek-Melkites (Lebanon) (1995.07.28 – 2010.03.03)

Contact Info

Address: 80 Waterloo St., PO Box 620, Greenacre, NSW 2190, Australia

Phone: +61 2 9758 0222

Website:

Statistics

Population: 52,700 Catholics (2020)

Statistics: 13 parishes, 9 priests (diocesan), 9 deacons, 1 seminarian (2020)

History

Last updated on 2023.01.27

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