- Catholics (as of 2010)
Rite Byzantine Rite
Cathedral Saint George Cathedral
Bishop Eduard Daher
|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.
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.
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.