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Eastern Catholic Primatial Sees

# Church Residence Primate Title/Senior Hierarch Language
1 Ukrainian Greek Catholic Kiev (Kyiv), Ukraine Major Archbishop of Kyiv and Halyc Ukrainian; Church Slavonic for parts of the service
2 Syro-Malabar Catholic Ernakulam, India Major Archbishop of Ernakulam-Angamaly Malayalam
3 Maronite Catholic Bherké, Lebanon Patriarch of Antioch of the Maronites Arabic; Syriac
4 Melkite Greek Catholic Damascus, Syria Patriarch of Antioch of the Greek Catholics Arabic; Greek phrases
5 Romanian Greek Catholic Blaj, Romania Major Archbishop of Fagaras and Alba Julia Romanian
6 Ruthenian Byzantine Catholic  Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Metropolitan of Pittsburgh of the Byzantines Church Slavonic; English
7 Syro-Malankara Catholic Trivandrum, Kerala State, India Major Archbishop of Trivandrum of the Syro-Malakarese Malayalam
8 Armenian Catholic Beirut, Lebanon Patriarch of Cilicia Classical Armenian; Arabic
9 Chaldean Catholic Baghdad, Iraq Patriarch of Babylon of the Chaldeans Syriac; Arabic
10 Hungarian Greek Catholic Nyiregyháza, Hungary Bishop of Hajdúdorog Modern Hungarian
11 Slovak Greek Catholic Prešov, Slovakia Bishop of Prešov of Catholics of the Byzantine Rite Slovak; Church Slavonic
12 Coptic Catholic Cairo, Egypt Patriarch of Alexandria of the Copts Coptic and Arabic
13 Ethiopian Catholic Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Archbishop of Addis Ababa of the Ethiopians Ge’ez and Amharic
14 Syrian Catholic Beirut, Lebanon Patriarch of Antioch of the Syrians Arabic; Syriac phrases
15 Italo-Albanian Lungro and Piana degli Albanesi [two equal sees] Greek; Italian
16 Greek Catholics in the former
Yugoslavia
Zagreb, Croatia Bishop of Križevci  Church Slavonic; Rusyn, Croatian, Macedonian
17 Bulgarian Byzantine Catholic Sofia, Bulgaria Apostolic Exarch for Catholics of the Byzantine-Slav Rite in Bulgaria  Church Slavonic; Bulgarian 
18  Greek Byzantine Catholic Athens, Greece Apostolic Exarch for Catholics of the Byzantine Rite in Greece  Byzantine Greek 

Sources

Parry, K., ed. The Blackwell Companion to Eastern Christianity. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing, 2007.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




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