Chaldean Catholic Eparchy of Saint Peter the Apostle of San Diego

Chaldean Catholic Eparchy of Saint Peter the Apostle (Latin: Eparchia Sancti Petri Apostoli urbis Sancti Didaci Chaldaeorum) is one of two eparchies (Eastern catholic dioceses) of the Chaldean Catholic Church sui iuris (Syro-Oriental Rite, Syriac/Arameic language) in the USA.

Eparchy of Chaldean Catholic Eparchy of Saint Peter The Apostle

Eparchia Sancti Petri Apostoli urbis Sancti Didaci Chaldaeorum
CountryUnited States of America
TerritoryWest USA
Ecclesiastical provinceEastern Catholic Eparchies Immediately Subject to the Holy See
Sui iuris churchChaldean Catholic Church
RiteChaldean Rite
EstablishedMay 21, 2002
CathedralSt. Peter's Cathedral
Current leadership
PatriarchLouis Raphaël I Sako
BishopEmanuel Hana Shaleta
Bishops emeritusSarhad Yawsip Jammo

It is exempt, i.e. immediately subject to the Holy See, not part of any ecclesiastical province.

Its cathedral episcopal see is St. Peter's Chaldean Catholic Cathedral, located in El Cajon, California.


It was created by Pope John Paul II on 21 May 2002 on territory split off from the Chaldean Catholic Eparchy of Saint Thomas the Apostle of Detroit, also exempt, and the only other Chaldean Catholic diocese in the USA.

Episcopal ordinariesEdit

Exempt Eparchs (Bishops)
Auxiliary Eparchs
  • Mar Bawai Soro (January 11, 2014 – November 29, 2017)


The diocese is responsible for Chaldean Catholics in nineteen states in the western portion of the United States, the largest concentration of these being found in San Diego County, California.

The Eparchy of St. Peter The Apostle comprises four vicariates consisting of its member parishes.

Southern VicariateEdit

The parishes of the Southern Vicariate comprise the Southwest of the United States. The Vicar General of the Diocese is Archdeacon Sabri Kejboe.

Northern VicariateEdit

The parishes of the Northern Vicariate comprise the Northwest of the United States.


The parishes listed here are Missions of the Eparchy located throughout the diocese who are currently not large enough, have not raised enough money, or found the proper land to construct their own church and formally create a parish.

Monasteries, convents and seminariesEdit

The fourth vicarate comprises the vocational housing of the non-diocesan religious life within the Eparchy.

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Coordinates: 32°45′14″N 116°55′27″W / 32.75389°N 116.92417°W / 32.75389; -116.92417