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Melkite Greek Catholic Archeparchy of Tripoli

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Population - Catholics  (as of 2010) 10,000
Rite  Byzantine Rite
Cathedral  Saint George Cathedral
Bishop  Eduard Daher
Parishes  15
Established  1964
Country  Lebanon
Denomination  Melkite Greek Catholic Church

Melkite Greek Catholic Archeparchy of Tripoli(in Latin: Archeparchy Tripolitana Graecorum Melkitarum) is a diocese of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church suffragan of the Melkite Greek Catholic Archeparchy of Tyre. It is governed by Archeparch Eduard Daher, BC.

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Territory and statistics

The archeparchy extends its jurisdiction over the faithful of the North Governorate in Lebanon. Its archeparchial seat is the city of Tripoli, where is located the cathedral of Saint George, built in 1835.

The territory is divided into 15 parishes and has 10,000 Catholics.

History

The see of Tyre is an ancient one, already known in the fourth century, was restored on 21 March 1897.

On 28 April 1961 it gave a portion of territory for the creation of the Melkite Greek Catholic Archeparchy of Latakia of the Melkites.

On 18 November 1964 it was elevated to the rank of archeparchy.

In 1969 the Holy Synod of the Melkite decided to merge the Batroun Discrict inside the archeparchy, which had been part of the Melkite Greek Catholic Archeparchy of Beirut and Jbeil. From this moment the archeparchy covers the entire North Governorate in Lebanon.

Eparchs

  • Joseph Duman, BS (March 21, 1897 - December 4, 1922 deceased)
  • Joseph Kallas (April 4, 1923 - December 9, 1960 deceased)
  • Archeparchs

  • Augustin Farah (March 7, 1961 - August 25, 1977 appointed archeparch of Zahleh and Furzol)
  • Elias Nijm√©, BA (February 7, 1978 - August 5, 1995 withdrawn)
  • George Riashi, BC (July 28, 1995 - March 3, 2010 withdrawn)
  • Vacant (2010-2013)
  • Eduard Daher, BC, (since July 9, 2013)
  • References

    Melkite Greek Catholic Archeparchy of Tripoli Wikipedia


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