Syriac Catholic Apostolic Exarchate of Venezuela

The Syriac Catholic Apostolic Exarchate of Venezuela is a Syriac Catholic Church missionary ecclesiastical territory or apostolic exarchate of the Catholic Church in Venezuela. It is exempt directly to the Holy See (specifically the Roman Congregation for the Oriental Churches) and not part of any ecclesiastical province.

Apostolic Exarchate of Venezuela (Syriac)

Exarchatus Apostolicus pro fidelibus ritus Antiocheni Syrorum in Venetiola
Ecclesiastical provinceImmediately exempt to the Holy See
- Catholics
(as of 2009)
5,000 Syriac Catholics
DenominationCatholic Church
Sui iuris churchSyriac Catholic Church
RiteWest Syriac Rite
Established22 June 2001 (22 years ago)
CathedralCatedral Nuestra Señora de La Asunción
Current leadership
ExarchTimoteo Hikmat Beylouni

Its cathedral is the Catedral Católica Siria de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción (dedicated to the Assumption of Mary), in the episcopal see of Maracay, Aragua, Venezuela.

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Pope John Paul II established the Apostolic Exarchate of Venezuela for Syriac Catholics on 22 June 2001.[1][2]

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  1. ^ "Apostolic Exarchate of Venezuela (Syrian)". Catholic Hierarchy. Retrieved 2013-04-19.[self-published source]
  2. ^ "Syrian Apostolic Exarchate of Venezuela". Giga Catholic. Retrieved 2013-04-19.

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