Francis Y. Kalabat

Francis Yohana Kalabat (born May 13, 1970) is a bishop of the Chaldean Catholic Church in the United States and serves the over 150,000 Chaldo-Assyrians in the Detroit area.

Francis Yohana Kalabat
Eparch of Saint Thomas the Apostle of Detroit
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Ordination of Bishop Francis Y. Kalabat. June 14, 2014
ChurchChaldean Catholic Church
DioceseChaldean Catholic Eparchy of Saint Thomas the Apostle of Detroit
AppointedMay 5, 2014[1]
InstalledJune 14, 2014
PredecessorIbrahim Namo Ibrahim
Other post(s)Apostolic Administrator Chaldean Catholic Eparchy of Mar Addai of Toronto
OrdinationJuly 5, 1995
by Ibrahim Namo Ibrahim
ConsecrationJune 14, 2014
by Louis Raphaël I Sako, Allen Henry Vigneron and Ibrahim Namo Ibrahim
Personal details
Birth nameFrank Kalabat
Born (1970-05-13) May 13, 1970 (age 51)
Kuwait City, Kuwait
DenominationChaldean Catholic
MottoBlessed be the name of Jesus, both now and forever. Amen.
Styles of
Francis Yohana Kalabat
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Reference style
Spoken styleHis Grace
Religious styleEparch


He began undergraduate (philosophy) studies at the University of San Diego's Saint Francis de Sales Center for Priestly Formation, in San Diego County, California. Subsequently, he began the requisite graduate theological training for the Chaldean Catholic priesthood at Sacred Heart Major Seminary, in Detroit, Michigan. Ordained a priest on July 5, 1995, he was appointed Parochial Vicar (Associate Pastor) of Mother of God Church in Southfield, Michigan, the city where the Eparchy has its cathedral. Since 2001, Eparch Kalabat has been Pastor of Saint Thomas Church in Detroit, Director of Vocations for the Eparchy, and has been involved with the Center for Re-Evangelization. He speaks Arabic, English and Aramaic, and also knows Spanish. He received his episcopal ordination, and was installed as Eparch on June 14, 2014.

On August 9, 2017, Pope Francis named Kalabat as administrator of Eparchy of Addai of Toronto.[2]

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Further readingEdit

  • Wong Barnstead, Elizabeth (12 May 2014). "Chaldean Bishop-Elect Both Humble and Dedicated". The Michigan Catholic.

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Ibrahim Namo Ibrahim
Eparch of Saint Thomas the Apostle of Detroit
Succeeded by