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Syrian Catholic Apostolic Exarchate for Canada

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The Syriac Catholic Apostolic Exarchate of Canada (informally Canada of the Syriacs) is an Apostolic exarchate (Eastern Catholic missionary pre-diocesan jurisdiction) of the Syriac Catholic Church sui iuris (Syriac Rite in Syriac language) covering Canada.


It is exempt, i.e. directly subject to the Holy See (notably the Roman Congregation for the Oriental Churches), not part of any ecclesiastical province.


Established on 7 January 2016 as Apostolic Exarchate of Canada, on territory split off from the Syriac Catholic Eparchy of Our Lady of Deliverance of Newark (USA). On the same day, Antoine Nassif was appointed eparch-elect and titular bishop of Serigene. He was ordained as bishop on 23 January 2016.

Apostolic exarchs

(Syriac Catholic Church)

  • Antoine Nassif
  • Extent

    It comprises six churches, in five local communities in (southeastern Eastern) Canada :

    in Ontario 
  • Cambridge, Ontario
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • in Quebec 
  • Laval, Quebec
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • References

    Syrian Catholic Apostolic Exarchate for Canada Wikipedia

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