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Recent Appointments of Bishops

DateDescendingRecent Events
2021.08.21

Cyprus Archbishop Boutros Gemayel, Archbishop emeritus of Cyprus of the Maronites (Cyprus), passed away at 89

2021.07.29

Cyprus Msgr. Selim Jean Sfeir was consecrated as Archbishop of Cyprus of the Maronites (Cyprus)

2021.06.19

Cyprus Msgr. Selim Jean Sfeir, Patriarchal Administrator of Cyprus of the Maronites (Cyprus), was elected Archbishop of Cyprus of the Maronites (Cyprus)

2021.04.09

Lebanon Fr. Antoine Farès Bounajem was consecrated as Archbishop of Antélias of the Maronites (Lebanon)

2021.03.29

Lebanon Abbot Maroun Chidiac, O.M.M., resigned as Superior General of Mariamite Maronite Order (Aleppians)

Lebanon Abbot Pierre Najem was appointed as Superior General of Mariamite Maronite Order (Aleppians)

2021.03.03

Lebanon Fr. Antoine Farès Bounajem was elected Archbishop of Antélias of the Maronites (Lebanon)

2020.12.05

Lebanon Fr. Charbel Abdallah was consecrated as Archbishop of Tyr of the Maronites (Lebanon)

2020.11.01

Lebanon Fr. Charbel Abdallah was elected Archbishop of Tyr of the Maronites (Lebanon)

Lebanon Archbishop Georges Bou-Jaoudé, C.M., resigned as Archbishop of Tripoli of the Maronites (Lebanon)

Lebanon Archbishop Chucrallah-Nabil El-Hage resigned as Archbishop of Tyr of the Maronites (Lebanon)

Lebanon Archbishop Youssef Antoine Soueif, Archbishop of Cyprus of the Maronites (Cyprus) and Apostolic Visitator in Greece of the Maronites, was appointed as Archbishop of Tripoli of the Maronites (Lebanon)

2020.10

Cyprus Fr. Selim Jean Sfeir was appointed as Patriarchal Administrator of Cyprus of the Maronites (Cyprus)

2020.06.09

Lebanon Archbishop Joseph Mohsen Béchara, Archbishop emeritus of Antélias of the Maronites (Lebanon), passed away at 85

2020.02.25

Lebanon Cardinal Béchara Pierre Raï, Cardinal-Patriarch, Patriarch of Antioch of the Maronites (Lebanon), President of Synod of the Maronite Church, President of Assembly of the Catholic Patriarchs and Bishops of Lebanon and President of Council of Catholic Patriarchs of the East, reached the age of 80 and became ineligible to vote in a future conclave (Lebanon)

2019.12.31

Lebanon Bishop Chucrallah Harb, Bishop emeritus of Jounieh of the Maronites (Lebanon), passed away at 96

2019.11.22

Argentina Bishop Juan Habib Chamieh, O.M.M., Titular Bishop of Nomento and Apostolic Administrator of San Charbel en Buenos Aires of the Maronites (Argentina), was appointed as Bishop of San Charbel en Buenos Aires of the Maronites (Argentina)

2019.10.21

Lebanon Archbishop Camille Zaidan, Archbishop of Antélias of the Maronites (Lebanon), passed away at 75

2019.07.31

Lebanon Fr. Antoine Aoukar, O.A.M., was consecrated as Titular Bishop of Ptolemais in Phœnicia of the Maronites and Bishop of Curia of the Maronites

Lebanon Fr. Peter Karam was consecrated as Titular Bishop of Arca in Phœnicia of the Maronites and Bishop of Curia of the Maronites

2019.07.19

Lebanon Fr. Antonios Chouweifaty, L.M., was appointed as Adjunct Promoter of Justice of Tribunal of the Roman Rota

2019.06.15

Lebanon Archbishop Paul Youssef Matar resigned as Archbishop of Beirut of the Maronites (Lebanon)

Lebanon Bishop Paul Abdel Sater, Titular Bishop of Ptolemais in Phœnicia of the Maronites and Bishop of Curia of the Maronites, was promoted as Archbishop of Beirut of the Maronites (Lebanon)

Lebanon Fr. Antoine Aoukar, O.A.M., was elected Titular Bishop of Ptolemais in Phœnicia of the Maronites and Bishop of Curia of the Maronites

Lebanon Bishop François Eid, O.M.M., resigned as Procurator at Rome of the Maronites

Lebanon Fr. Peter Karam was elected Titular Bishop of Arca in Phœnicia of the Maronites and Bishop of Curia of the Maronites

Lebanon Bishop Rafic Warcha, Bishop of Curia of the Maronites, was appointed as Procurator at Rome of the Maronites

2019.05.12

Lebanon Cardinal Nasrallah Pierre Sfeir, Cardinal-Patriarch and Patriarch emeritus of Antioch of the Maronites (Lebanon), passed away at 98

2019.05.02

Lebanon Bishop Roland Aboujaoudé, Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of Antioch of the Maronites (Lebanon), passed away at 88

2019

Lebanon Fr. Elie Madi, L.M., resigned as Superior General of Congregation of the Lebanese Maronite Missionaries

Lebanon Fr. Maroun Moubarak, L.M., was appointed as Superior General of Congregation of the Lebanese Maronite Missionaries

2018.10.11

Lebanon Archbishop Youssef Antoine Soueif, Archbishop of Cyprus of the Maronites (Cyprus), was appointed as Apostolic Visitator in Greece of the Maronites

Lebanon Bishop Michel Aoun, Bishop of Jbeil of the Maronites (Lebanon), was appointed as Apostolic Visitator in Bulgaria and Romania of the Maronites

Lebanon Bishop François Eid, O.M.M., resigned as Apostolic Visitator in Bulgaria and Romania of the Maronites and Apostolic Visitator in Greece of the Maronites

2018.05.15

Lebanon Bishop Georges Scandar, Bishop emeritus of Zahlé of the Maronites (Lebanon), passed away at 91

2018.04.07

Lebanon Fr. Rafic Warcha was consecrated as Titular Bishop of Apamea in Syria of the Maronites and Bishop of Curia of the Maronites

Nigeria Fr. Simon T. Faddoul was consecrated as Bishop of Annunciation of Ibadan of the Maronites (Nigeria) and Apostolic Visitator in Southern Africa of the Maronites

2018.02.28

Nigeria Apostolic Exarchate of Western and Central Africa (Maronite Rite) was promoted as Diocese of Annunciation of Ibadan (Nigeria)

Nigeria Fr. Simon T. Faddoul, Apostolic Exarch of Western and Central Africa of the Maronites (Nigeria) and Apostolic Visitator in Southern Africa of the Maronites, was elected Bishop of Annunciation of Ibadan of the Maronites (Nigeria)

2018.02.14

Lebanon Fr. Rafic Warcha was elected Bishop of Curia of the Maronites and Titular Bishop of Apamea in Syria of the Maronites

2018

Lebanon Abbot Jaoude Abou, O.A.M., was appointed as Superior General of Antonin Maronite Order

Lebanon Abbot Daoud Reaidy, O.A.M., resigned as Superior General of Antonin Maronite Order

2017.08.09

USA Bishop Robert Joseph Shaheen, Bishop emeritus of Our Lady of Lebanon of Los Angeles of the Maronites (USA), passed away at 80

2017.06.17

Lebanon Bishop Maroun Ammar, Titular Bishop of Canatha, Auxiliary Bishop of Jebbeh–Sarba–Jounieh of the Maronites (Lebanon) and Apostolic Administrator of Saïdā of the Maronites (Lebanon), was appointed as Bishop of Saïdā of the Maronites (Lebanon)

2017.05.06

Syria Archbishop Youssef Anis Abi-Aad, Prado, Archbishop emeritus of Aleppo of the Maronites (Syria), passed away at 77

2017.01.30

Lebanon Bishop Maroun Ammar, Auxiliary Bishop of Jebbeh–Sarba–Jounieh of the Maronites (Lebanon), was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Saïdā of the Maronites (Lebanon)

Lebanon Bishop Elias Nassar resigned as Bishop of Saïdā of the Maronites (Lebanon)

2017

Lebanon Abbot Maroun Chidiac, O.M.M., was appointed as Superior General of Mariamite Maronite Order (Aleppians)

Lebanon Abbot Boutros Tarabay, O.M.M., resigned as Superior General of Mariamite Maronite Order (Aleppians)

Lebanon Fr. Antonios Chouweifaty, L.M., resigned as Adjunct Promoter of Justice of Tribunal of the Roman Rota

2016.11.17

Canada Bishop Joseph Khoury, Bishop emeritus of Saint-Maron de Montréal of the Maronites (Canada), passed away at 80

2016.08.03

Lebanon Fr. Joseph Naffah was consecrated as Titular Bishop of Aradus and Bishop of Curia of the Maronites

2016.06.17

Israel Archbishop Boutros Nabil El-Sayah resigned as Bishop of Curia of the Maronites

Lebanon Fr. Joseph Naffah was elected Titular Bishop of Aradus and Bishop of Curia of the Maronites

2016.01.20

Colombia Apostolic Exarchate of Colombia (Maronite Rite) was established (Colombia)

Colombia Fr. Fadi Abou Chebel, O.M.M., was appointed as Apostolic Exarch of Colombia of the Maronites (Colombia)

2016

Lebanon Abbot Tannous Nehme, O.L.M., resigned as Superior General of Lebanese Maronite Order (Baladites)

Abbot Neamatallah Hachem, O.L.M., was appointed as Superior General of Lebanese Maronite Order (Baladites)

2015.12.07

Syria Fr. Joseph Tobji was consecrated as Archbishop of Aleppo of the Maronites (Syria)

2015.10.31

Syria Fr. Joseph Tobji was elected Archbishop of Aleppo of the Maronites (Syria)

2015.10.28

Egypt Bishop Joseph Dergham, Bishop emeritus of Cairo of the Maronites (Egypt), passed away at 85

2015.09.05

Lebanon Fr. Paul Abdel Sater was consecrated as Titular Bishop of Ptolemais in Phœnicia of the Maronites and Bishop of Curia of the Maronites

2015.08.26

Canada Bishop Georges Abi-Saber, O.L.M., Bishop emeritus of Saint-Maron de Montréal of the Maronites (Canada), passed away at 92

Lebanon Archbishop Maroun Khoury Sader, Archbishop emeritus of Tyr of the Maronites (Lebanon), passed away at 88

2015.08.01

Lebanon Fr. Hanna Rahmé, O.L.M., was consecrated as Bishop of Baalbek–Deir Al-Ahmar of the Maronites (Lebanon)

2015.07.28

Lebanon Fr. Paul Abdel Sater was elected Titular Bishop of Ptolemais in Phœnicia of the Maronites and Bishop of Curia of the Maronites

2015.06.20

Lebanon Bishop Simon Atallah, O.A.M., resigned as Bishop of Baalbek–Deir Al-Ahmar of the Maronites (Lebanon)

Lebanon Fr. Hanna Rahmé, O.L.M., was elected Bishop of Baalbek–Deir Al-Ahmar of the Maronites (Lebanon)

2015.04.18

Syria Fr. Antoine Chbeir was consecrated as Bishop of Latakia of the Maronites (Syria)

2015.04.13

Lebanon Bishop François Eid, O.M.M., Procurator at Rome of the Maronites, was appointed as Apostolic Visitator in Bulgaria and Romania of the Maronites and Apostolic Visitator in Greece of the Maronites

2015.03.14

Lebanon Bishop Joseph Mouawad, Titular Bishop of Ptolemais in Phœnicia of the Maronites and Bishop of Curia of the Maronites, was appointed as Bishop of Zahlé of the Maronites (Lebanon)

Lebanon Bishop Elias Slaiman, Bishop of Latakia of the Maronites (Syria), was appointed as President of Patriarchal Appeals Tribunal of the Maronites

Syria Fr. Antoine Chbeir was elected Bishop of Latakia of the Maronites (Syria)

2015.02.24

Lebanon Bishop Francis Némé Baïssari, Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of Jebbeh–Sarba–Jounieh of the Maronites (Lebanon), passed away at 81

2014.12.17

USA Bishop Stephen Hector Doueihi, Bishop emeritus of Saint Maron of Brooklyn of the Maronites (USA), passed away at 87

2014.10.28

Lebanon Bishop Mansour Hobeika, Bishop of Zahlé of the Maronites (Lebanon), passed away at 72

2014.06.21

Israel Archbishop Moussa El-Hage, O.A.M., resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Akka of the Greek-Melkites (Israel)

2014.04

Lebanon Fr. Joseph Sfeir was appointed as Procurator at Jerusalem of the Maronites

2014.01.27

Israel Archbishop Moussa El-Hage, O.A.M., Archbishop of Haifa and Holy Land of the Maronites (Israel), Patriarchal Exarch of Jerusalem and Palestine of the Maronites (Palestine) and Patriarchal Exarch of Jordan of the Maronites (Jordan), was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Akka of the Greek-Melkites (Israel)

2014.01.13

Nigeria Apostolic Exarchate of Western and Central Africa (Maronite Rite) was established (Nigeria)

Egypt Bishop Georges Chihane, Bishop of Cairo of the Maronites (Egypt), was appointed as Apostolic Visitator in Northern Africa of the Maronites

Nigeria Fr. Simon T. Faddoul was appointed as Apostolic Exarch of Western and Central Africa of the Maronites (Nigeria) and Apostolic Visitator in Southern Africa of the Maronites

2013.09.28

USA Fr. Abdallah Elias Zaidan, L.M., was consecrated as Bishop of Our Lady of Lebanon of Los Angeles of the Maronites (USA)

2013.07.10

USA Bishop Robert Joseph Shaheen resigned as Bishop of Our Lady of Lebanon of Los Angeles of the Maronites (USA)

USA Fr. Abdallah Elias Zaidan, L.M., was elected Bishop of Our Lady of Lebanon of Los Angeles of the Maronites (USA)

2013.05.25

Argentina Fr. Juan Habib Chamieh, O.M.M., was consecrated as Titular Bishop of Nomento and Apostolic Administrator of San Charbel en Buenos Aires of the Maronites (Argentina)

Australia Fr. Antoine-Charbel Tarabay, O.L.M., was consecrated as Bishop of Saint Maron of Sydney of the Maronites (Australia)

2013.04.17

Argentina Fr. Juan Habib Chamieh, O.M.M., was elected Titular Bishop of Nomento and Apostolic Administrator of San Charbel en Buenos Aires of the Maronites (Argentina)

Argentina Bishop Charbel Georges Merhi, L.M., resigned as Bishop of San Charbel en Buenos Aires of the Maronites (Argentina)

Australia Bishop ‘Ad Abikaram resigned as Bishop of Saint Maron of Sydney of the Maronites (Australia)

Australia Fr. Antoine-Charbel Tarabay, O.L.M., was elected Bishop of Saint Maron of Sydney of the Maronites (Australia)

2013.01.26

Canada Fr. Paul-Marwan Tabet, L.M., was consecrated as Bishop of Saint-Maron de Montréal of the Maronites (Canada)

2013.01.10

Canada Bishop Joseph Khoury resigned as Bishop of Saint-Maron de Montréal of the Maronites (Canada)

Canada Fr. Paul-Marwan Tabet, L.M., was elected Bishop of Saint-Maron de Montréal of the Maronites (Canada)

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Recent Appointments in the Eastern Church

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