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Armenian Catholic Patriarchal Exarchate of Damascus

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The Armenian Catholic Patriarchal Exarchate of Damascus is a pre-diocesan missionary jurisdiction of the Armenian Catholic Church sui iuris (Eastern Catholic, Armenian Rite in Armenian language) in part of Syria.

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It dependends directly on the Armenian Catholic Patriarch of Cilicia, without belonging to his or any other ecclesiastical province.

Its see is the Marian Church of the Queen of the Universe, in the Syrian national capital Damascus.

History

Established on 6 November 1984 as Patriarchal Exarchate of Damascus (Arabic Aš-Šām).

Ordinaries

(all Armenian Rite)

Patriarchal Exarchs of Damascus
  • Father Kevork Tayroyan (1984 – 1997)
  • Joseph Arnaouti, Patriarchal Clergy Institute of Bzommar (I.C.P.B.) (1997 – ...); previously Eparch (Bishop) of Kameshli of the Armenians (Syria) (1989.08.21 – 1992.04.10), Auxiliary Eparch of San Gregorio de Narek en Buenos Aires of the Armenians (Argentina) (1994.05.24 – 1997), Bishop of Curia of the Armenian Catholics (1997 – 1999)
  • References

    Armenian Catholic Patriarchal Exarchate of Damascus Wikipedia


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