Territory dependent on the Patriarch

In Eastern Catholic canon law, a territory dependent on the patriarch is a low-ranking, pre-diocesan type of Eastern Catholic jurisdiction, directly dependent on the patriarch who heads a rite-specific particular church sui iuris, but not part of his or any ecclesiastical province (compare Latin exempt status), and in Rome depenent on the Congregation for the Oriental Churches.[citation needed]

As of 2015, there are five such territories, in the Holy Land and North Africa:

Antiochian Rite
Syriac Catholic Church:
Byzantine Rite
Melkite Catholic Church:
Syro-Oriental Rite
Chaldean Catholic Church, both in the Holy Land:

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