Maronite Catholic Patriarchate of Antioch
The Maronite Catholic Patriarchate of Antioch (in Latin: Patriarchatus Antiochenus Maronitarum) is the seat of the Patriarch of the Maronite Church. It is currently governed by the Patriarch Cardinal Bechara Boutros al-Rahi, OMM.
Patriarchate of Antioch (Maronite)
Patriarchatus Antiochenus Maronitarum
Maronite Catholic Patriarchal residence in Bkerké
|Sui iuris church||Maronite|
|Rite||West Syro-Antiochene Rite|
|Patriarch||Bechara Boutros al-Rahi, OMM|
|Auxiliary Bishops||Joseph Nafaa |
Hanna Alwan, MLM
Paul Abdel Sater
Antoine Nabil Andari
|Bishops emeritus||Nasrallah Boutros Sfeir|
Paul Nabil El-Sayah
The Maronite Patriarchate extends its jurisdiction over all the Maronite faithful wherever they dwell.
The seat of the patriarchate is Bkerké in Keserwan District in Lebanon. Dimane (in Bsharri District) is the summer residence of the Patriarch. The Maronite Catholic Eparchy of Joubbé, Sarba and Jounieh is the eparchy of Maronite patriarch.
From Patriarchate of Antioch of the Maronites also depend directly:
- Maronite Catholic Patriarchal Exarchate of Jerusalem and Palestine, erected on October 5, 1996, based in Jerusalem; in 2014 they were 504 Catholics distributed in three parishes;
- Maronite Catholic Patriarchal Exarchate of Jordan, erected on October 5, 1996, based in Amman; in 2014 they were 1,000 Catholics in one parish.
The Maronite Patriarch is a member by right of the Council of Catholic Patriarchs of the East.
- Pius Bonifacius Gams, Series episcoporum Ecclesiae Catholicae, Leipzig 1931, pp. 457–458.
- Konrad Eubel, Hierarchia Catholica Medii Aevi, vol. 3, pp. 235–236; vol. 4, pp. 86–87; vol. 5, p. 89; vol. 6, p. 87.
- [Annuario pontificio 2010, p. 5.]
- Giuseppe Simone Assemani, Joannes Notain Darauni. "Series chronologica patriarcharum Antiochiae". ex Typographia polyglotta, 1881 – via Internet Archive.