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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.

Catholic
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Patriarch Béchara-Raï
Coat of arms of the Maronite Catholic Patriarchate of Antioch
Coat of arms
Incumbent:
Bechara Boutros al-Rahi
Installed 25 March 2011
Location
CountryLebanon
Information
Sui iuris churchMaronite
RiteWest Syro-Antiochene Rite
Established7th century
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
PatriarchBechara Boutros al-Rahi, OMM
Auxiliary BishopsJoseph Nafaa
Hanna Alwan, MLM
Paul Abdel Sater
Antoine Nabil Andari
Bishops emeritusSamir Mazloum
Guy-Paul Noujaim
Paul Nabil El-Sayah
Website
Official site
Maronite Patriarch's Summer Residence in Dimane

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TerritoryEdit

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:[1]

The Maronite Patriarch is a member by right of the Council of Catholic Patriarchs of the East.

PatriarchsEdit

See alsoEdit

SourcesEdit

  • 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.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ [Annuario pontificio 2010, p. 5.]
  2. ^ Giuseppe Simone Assemani, Joannes Notain Darauni. "Series chronologica patriarcharum Antiochiae". ex Typographia polyglotta, 1881 – via Internet Archive.

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