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Maronite Catholic Archeparchy of Antelias

The Maronite Catholic Archeparchy of Antelias[2] (informally Antelias of the Maronites) (in Latin: Archieparchia Anteliensis Maronitarum) is a Maronite (Antiochian Rite, Arabic), non-Metropolitan Archeparchy (Eastern Catholic Archdiocese) in northern Lebanon.

Archeparchy of Antelias (Maronite)

Archieparchia Anteliensis Maronitarum
Location
CountryLebanon
Ecclesiastical provinceImmediately Subject to the Maronite Patriarch of Antioch
Statistics
Population
- Catholics
(as of 2012)
249,971[1]
Parishes93
Information
Sui iuris churchMaronite Church
RiteWest Syro-Antiochene Rite
EstablishedJune 11, 1988 (31 years ago)
CathedralSaint Elias Cathedral
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
PatriarchBechara Boutros al-Rahi
ArcheparchCamille Zaidan
Bishops emeritusJoseph Mohsen Béchara

It is currently ruled by Archeparch Camille Zaidan.

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Territory and statisticsEdit

It is immediately dependent on the Maronite Patriarch of Antioch. Its cathedral episcopal see is the Resurrection Cathedral, 5 km north of Beirut, in the Matn District, Lebanon, that is its jurisdiction.

The territory is divided into 93 parishes and in 2012 there were 249,971 Lebanese Maronite Catholic members.

HistoryEdit

It was established on 11 June 1988 by Pope John Paul II on territory previously without proper Ordinary of the particular church sui iuris.

EparchsEdit

SourcesEdit

  • Annuario Pontificio, Libreria Editrice Vaticana, Città del Vaticano, 2003, ISBN 88-209-7422-3.
  • Baalbek, Dictionnaire d’Histoire et de Géographie ecclésiastiques, vol. VI, Paris 1932, coll. 7–8.

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