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Eastern Catholic Churches

  Eastern Catholic Churches are a group of Catholic denominations that trace their origins back to the early days of Christianity, when Christianity was a single church, but with a variety of different traditions. Over time, these traditions diverged, and the Eastern Catholic Churches eventually separated from the Western Catholic Church in the Great Schism of 1054. Since then, there have been many attempts to reunite the Eastern and Western churches, and a number of Eastern churches returned to full communion with the Catholic Church, while maintaining their own distinctive liturgical, theological, and cultural traditions.

 
Coptic Catholic Church
Type
Head
Seat
Origin/RCCC¹
Presence
Rite
Patriarchate
Patriarch of Alexandria of the Copts
Cairo
Coptic Orthodox Church; RCCC 1741
Egypt
Alexandrian
Jurisdiction
Year Established²
Members
Eparchy of Abu Qurqas, Egypt
2020
42,000 (2022)
Eparchy of Al Qusia, Egypt
2022
29,000 (2022)
Eparchy of Alexandria (Patriarchal)
1895
41,000 (2020)
Eparchy of Assiut, Egypt
1947
54,000 (2020)
Eparchy of Guizeh, Egypt
2003
6,131 (2021)
Eparchy of Ismayliah, Egypt
1982
10,260 (2021)
Eparchy of Luxor and Thebes, Egypt
1895
21,500 (2021)
Eparchy of Minya, Egypt
1895
54,000 (2021)
Eparchy of Sohag, Egypt
1981
14,480 (2020)
Eritrean Catholic Church
Type
Head
Seat
Origin/RCCC¹
Presence
Rite
Metropolitanate
Abp of Asmara
Asmara
Ethiopian Catholic Church split - RCCC 2015
Eritrea
Alexandrian
Jurisdiction
Year Established²
Members
Metropolitan Archeparchy of Asmara, Eritrea
 1930; current form 2015
40,113 (2020)
Eparchy of Barentu, Eritrea
1995
 52,300 (2020)
Eparchy of Keren, Eritrea
 1995
37,298 (2021)
Eparchy of Segheneity, Eritrea
 2012
 38,270 (2020)
Ethiopian Catholic Church
Type
Head
Seat
Origin/RCCC¹
Presence
Rite
Metropolitanate
Abp of Addis Ababa of the Ethiopians
Addis Ababa
Ethiopian Orthodox Church, to RCCC 1622; final RCCC 1930s
Ethiopia
Alexandrian
Jurisdiction
Year Established²
Members
Metropolitan Archeparchy of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
1839; current form 1961
11,385 (2020)
Eparchy of Adigrat, Ethiopia
1937; current form 1961
27,698 (2020)
Eparchy of Emdeber, Ethiopia
2003
27,070 (2021)
Eparchy of Bahir Dar – Dessie, Ethiopia
2015
17,259 (2020)
Maronite Catholic Church
Type
Head
Seat
Origin/RCCC¹
Presence
Rite
Patriarchate
Patriarch of Antioch of the Maronites
Bherké
St Maron disciples 4th c.; RCCC 1182
Lebanon, Syria, Cyprus, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Argentina, Mexico, France, Nigeria, Colombia, Brazil, USA, Canada, Australia
Antiochian
(W. Syriac)
Jurisdiction
Year Established²
Members
Archeparchy of Antelias, Lebanon
1988
280,521 (2020)
Archeparchy of Beirut, Lebanon
1577
280,000 (2020)
Archeparchy of Tripoli, Lebanon
17th c.; current form 1965
147,800 (2020)
Archeparchy of Tyre, Lebanon
1838
42,755 (2020)
Eparchy of Baalbek – Deir El-Ahmar, Lebanon
1671; current form 1990
40,600 (2020)
Eparchy of Batrun, Lebanon
17th c.; current form 1999
67,000 (2020)
Eparchy of Jbeil – Byblos, Lebanon
17th c.; current form 1990
160,000 (2021)
Eparchy of Joubbe, Sarba and Jounieh (Patriarchal), Lebanon
1986; current form 1999
520,225 (2021)
Eparchy of Saida (Sidon), Lebanon
1900
40,000 (2020)
Eparchy of Zahleh, Lebanon
1977; current form 1990
38,000 (2020)
Archeparchy of Cyprus
1357
13,170 (2021)
Patriarchal Exarchate of Jordan
1996
1,000 (2020)
Archeparchy of Haifa and the Holy Land
1996
10,000 (2021)
Patriarchal Exarchate of Jerusalem and Palestine
1996
504 (2020)
Eparchy of Cairo, Egypt
1946
6,350 (2021)
Archeparchy of Aleppo, Syria
17th c.
1,600 (2020)
Archeparchy of Damascus, Syria
1527
6,000 (2020)
Eparchy of Lattaquié, Syria
1977
47,000 (2021)
Eparchy of San Charbel en Buenos Aires, Argentina
1990
750,000 (2020)
Eparchy of Nossa Senhora do Libano em Sao Paulo, Brazil
1971
521,000 (2021)
Eparchy of Our Lady of Lebanon of Los Angeles, USA
1994
47,480 (2021)
Eparchy of Saint Maron of Brooklyn, USA
1966; current form 1977
23,939 (2020)
Eparchy of Saint Maron of Sydney, Australia
1973
161,370 (2020)
Eparchy of Saint-Maron de Montréal, Canada
1982
94,300 (2020)
Nuestra Senora de los Martires del Libano en Mexico
1995
167,190 (2021)
Eparchy of Notre Dame du Liban de Paris
2012
51,520 (2021)
Eparchy of Our Lady of the Annunciation at Ibadan, Nigeria
2014; current form 2018
74,900 (2020)
Apostolic Exarchate of Colombia (Bogota)
2016
0 (2021)
Syrian Catholic Church
Type
Head
Seat
Origin/RCCC¹
Presence
Rite
Patriarchate
Patriarch of Antioch of the Syrians
Beirut
Syriac Orthodox Church; to RCCC 1662–1702; final RCCC 1782
 Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Egypt, Sudan, S. Sudan, Turkey, USA, Venezuela, Canada
Antiochian
(W. Syriac)
Jurisdiction
Year Established²
Members
Patriarchal Eparchy of Beirut, Lebanon
1817
32,000 (2020)
Archeparchy of Baghdad, Iraq
1862
15,000 (2020)
Archeparchy of Mosul, Iraq
1790
4,700 (2021)
Patriarchal Exarchate of Basra and the Gulf, Iraq
1982
300 (2020)
Patriarchal Exarchate of Jerusalem and Amman, Jordan
1892
5,341 (2021)
Eparchy of Cairo, Egypt
1965
1,530 (2021)
Sudan and South Sudan (patriarchal dependency)
1997; current form 2012
40 (2020)
Archeparchy of Adiabene, Syria
2019
0 (2020)
Metropolitan Archeparchy of Damascus, Syria
1633
7,000 (2021)
Metropolitan Archeparchy of Homs, Syria
1678
12,000 (2021)
Archeparchy of Aleppo, Syria
1659
8,000 (2020)
Archeparchy of Hassaké-Nisibi, Syria
1957; current form 1965
1,400 (2021)
Patriarchal Exarchate of Turkey (Istanbul)
1991
2000 (2020)
Eparchy of Our Lady of Deliverance of Newark, New Jersey, USA
1995; current form 2021
12,460 (2021)
Apostolic Exarchate of Venezuela (Maracay)
2001
9,000 (2021)
Apostolic Exarchate of Canada (Laval)
2016
5,950 (2021)
Syro-Malankara Catholic Church
Type
Head
Seat
Origin/RCCC¹
Presence
Rite
Major archiepiscopate
Major Abp of Trivandrum of the Syro-Malakarese
Trivandrum
 Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church split 1930, to RCCC
India, USA, Canada
Antiochian
(W. Syriac)
Jurisdiction
Year Established²
Members
Metropolitan Archeparchy of Trivandrum, India
1932
182,500 (2020)
Eparchy of Marthandom, India
1996
70,000 (2021)
Eparchy of Mavelikara, India
2007
27,088 (2021)
Eparchy of Pathanamthitta, India
2010
41,000 (2021)
Eparchy of Parassala, India
2017
37,500 (2021)
Metropolitan Archeparchy of Tiruvalla, India
1932; current form 2006
39,800 (2020)
Eparchy of Battery, India
1978
26,790 (2020)
Eparchy of Muvattupuzha, India
1992
13,550 (2021)
Eparchy of Puthur, India
2010
5,500 (2021)
Eparchy of St John Chrysostom of Gurgaon, India (New Delhi)
2015
5,800 (2020)
Eparchy of St Ephrem of Khadki, India (Pune)
2015; current form 2019
7,200 (2020)
Eparchy of Saint Mary Queen of Peace (USA and Canada)
2010; current form 2016
11,070 (2020)
Armenian Catholic Church
Type
Head
Seat
Origin/RCCC¹
Presence
Rite
Patriarchate
Patriarch of Cilicia of the Armenians
Beirut
Ex-Orthodox Armenians convert to Catholicism 14th c.; RCCC 1742
Lebanon, Iran, Iraq, Egypt, Syria, Turkey, Jordan, Israel, Ukraine, France, Greece, Mexico, Argentina, Romania, USA, Canada, Armenia, other Latin America, other E. Europe
Armenian
Jurisdiction
Year Established²
Members
Archeparchy of Beirut, Lebanon (Patriarchal)
1929
10,460 (2020)
Eparchy of Ispahan, Iran
150 (2021)
Archeparchy of Baghdad, Iraq
1954
500 (2020)
Eparchy of Iskanderiya (Alexandria) Egypt
1885
9,153 (2021)
Archeparchy of Aleppo, Syria
1710; current form 1899
5,000 (2020)
Eparchy of Kamichlié, Syria
1954
2,500 (2021)
Damascus, Syria (patriarchal exarchate)
1984
4,500 (2020)
Archeparchy of Istanbul, Turkey
1928
2,500 (2021)
Amman and Jerusalem (patriarchal exarchate)
1991
500 (2020)
Archeparchy of Lviv, Ukraine
1630
0
Eparchy of Sainte-Croix-de-Paris, France
1960; current form 1986
35,000 (2020)
Ordinariate for Greece (Athens)
1925
300 (2019)
Apostolic Exarchate for Latin America and Mexico
1981
12,000 (2021)
Eparchy of Saint Gregory of Narek, Buenos Aires
1989
16,460 (2020)
Ordinariate for Romania (Gherla)
1930
378 (2021)
Eparchy of Our Lady of Nareg in Glendale (US and Canada)
1981; current form 2014
36,000 (2021)
Ordinariate for Eastern Europe (Gyumri, Armenia)
1991
618,000 (2021)
Albanian Greek Catholic Church
Type
Head
Seat
Origin/RCCC¹
Presence
Rite
Apostolic administration
Apostolic administrator
Tirana-Durrës
Catholics present <343; apostolic administration est. 1939–46; restored 1992  
Albania
Byzantine
Jurisdiction
Year Established²
Members
Apostolic Administration of Southern Albania
1939
 1,922 (2020)
Belarusian Greek Catholic Church
Type
Head
Seat
Origin/RCCC¹
Presence
Rite
Apostolic administration
Apostolic administrator
Minsk
Union of Brest 1595–96; apostolic visitation est. 1931-40s; restored 1992
Belarus, UK, USA, Belgium
Byzantine
Jurisdiction
Year Established²
Members
Apostolic Administration of Belarus
1939; current form 2023
5,000
Bulgarian Greek Catholic Church
Type
Head
Seat
Origin/RCCC¹
Presence
Rite
Eparchy
Bp of Saint John XXIII of Sofia
Sofia
 Under Greek Patriarch of Constantinople. 1767; apostolic exarchate 1926
Bulgaria
Byzantine
Jurisdiction
Year Established²
Members
Eparchy of Saint John XXIII of Sofia, Bulgaria
1926; current form 2019
10,000 (2020)
Croatian and Serbian Greek (Križevci) Catholic Church
Type
Head
Seat
Origin/RCCC¹
Presence
Rite
1) Eparchy
Bp of Križevci
Križevci
RCCC 1611; Eparchy of Križevci 1777–1925; restored 2001
Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia-Herzegovina
Byzantine
2) Eparchy
Bp of San Nicola di Ruski Krstur
Novi Sad
Split from Eparchy of Križevci 2003 with Montenegro forming Apostolic Exarchate of Serbia and Montenegro; split from Montenegro 2013; eparchy 2018
Serbia
Byzantine
Jurisdiction
Year Established²
Members
Eparchy of Križevci, Croatia
1777; current form 2003
23,000 (2021)
Eparchy of San Nicola di Ruski Krstur, Serbia
2003; current form 2018
21,571 (2020)
Greek Catholic Church
Type
Head
Seat
Origin/RCCC¹
Presence
Rite
Apostolic exarchate
Apostolic Exarch for Catholics of the Byzantine Rite in Greece
Athens
Mission began at Constantinople 1856; ordinariate and first bishop created 1911 by RCC
Greece, Turkey
Byzantine
Jurisdiction
Year Established²
Members
Apostolic Exarchate of Greece
1932
6,000 (2021)
Apostolic Exarchate of Istanbul, Turkey
1911
14 (2021)
Hungarian Greek Catholic Church
Type
Head
Seat
Origin/RCCC¹
Presence
Rite
Metropolitanate
Metrop. Abp of Hajdúdorog
Debrecen
15th–16th c. Orthodox migrants submitting to Catholic bishops, but retaining Byzantine rite, with Hungarian Protestants joining them 18th c.; Diocese of Hajdúdorog est. 1912 RCC; metrop. 2015
Hungary
Byzantine
Jurisdiction
Year Established²
Members
Metropolitan Archeparchy of Hajdudorog, Hungary
1912; current form 2015
109,950 (2020)
Eparchy of Miskolc, Hungary
1924; current form 2015
48,000 (2021)
Eparchy of Nyíregyháza, Hungary
2015
101,850 (2021)
Italo-Albanian Catholic Church
Type
Head
Seat
Origin/RCCC¹
Presence
Rite
Eparchy
Two bishops (Lungro, and Piana degli Albanesi)
Lungro, and Piana degli Albanesi
Catholic Albanian refugees arrive 15th c.
Italy
Byzantine
Jurisdiction
Year Established²
Members
Eparchy of Lungro degli Italo-Albanesi, Italy
1919
32,630 (2021)
Eparchy of Piana degli Albanesi, Italy
1937; current form 1941
23,120 (2021)
Territorial Abbey of Santa Maria di Grottaferrata, Italy
1937
9 (2021)
Macedonian Greek Catholic Church
Type
Head
Seat
Origin/RCCC¹
Presence
Rite
Eparchy
Bishop
Skopje
Split from Eparchy of Križevci 2001
North Macedonia
Byzantine
Jurisdiction
Year Established²
Members
Eparchy of Beata Maria Vergine Assunta in Strumica-Skopje, North Macedonia
2001; current form 2018
11,476 (2020)
Melkite Greek Catholic Church
Type
Head
Seat
Origin/RCCC¹
Presence
Rite
Patriarchate
Patriarch of Antioch of the Greek Melkites
Damascus
Schism in Patriarchate of Antioch 1729
Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Egypt, Jordan, Australia, Mexico, USA, Brazil, Argentina, Canada, Sudan, S. Sudan, Iraq, Kuwait, Venezuela, New Zealand
Byzantine
Jurisdiction
Year Established²
Members
Patriarchal Metropolitan Archeparchy of Damascus, Syria
3rd c.
3,000 (2017)
Metropolitan Archeparchy of Aleppo, Syria
4th c.; current form 6th c.
18,000 (2020)
Metropolitan Archeparchy of Bosra, Syria
1687; current form 1881
19,125 (2020)
Metropolitan Archeparchy of Homs, Syria
1849
26,000 (2021)
Archeparchy of Lattaquié, Syria
1961
13,000 (2021)
Metropolitan Archeparchy of Beirut and Gibail, Lebanon
4th c.; current form 1881
200,000 (2020)
Metropolitan Archeparchy of Tyre, Lebanon
1683
3,500 (2020)
Archeparchy of Baalbek, Lebanon
1701; current form 1964
21,000 (2020)
Archeparchy of Baniyas, Lebanon
1886; current form 1964
3,500 (2020)
Archeparchy of Saida (Sidon), Lebanon
1683; current form 1964
45,000 (2020)
Archeparchy of Tripoli in Lebanon
1897; current form 1964
10,000 (2020)
Archeparchy of Zahleh and Furzol, Lebanon
1774; current form 1964
150,000 (2020)
Archeparchy of Petra and Philadelphia, Jordan
1932
26,000 (2021)
Archeparchy of Akka, Israel
1753; current form 1964
71,505 (2020)
Jerusalem (patriarchal dependency)
current form 1998
3,762 (2020)
Eparchy of Nossa Senhora do Paraiso em Sao Paulo, Brazil
1971
431,000 (2021)
Eparchy of Newton, USA
1976
30,000 (2021)
Eparchy of Saint-Sauveur de Montréal, Canada
1980; current form 1984
38,000 (2020)
Eparchy of Nuestra Senora del Paraiso en Mexico
1988
3,030 (2021)
Patriarchal Exarchate of Iraq
1838
205 (2020)
Egypt, Sudan and South Sudan (patriarchal dependency)
1992; current form 2012
6,200 (2020)
Patriarchal Exarchate of Kuwait
1972
0
Eparchy of Saint Michael's of Sydney, Australia and NZ
1987
52,000 (2020)
Apostolic Exarchate in Venezuela (Caracas)
1990
24,000 (2021)
Apostolic Exarchate in Argentina (Cordoba)
2002
333,000 (2021)
Romanian Greek Catholic Church
Type
Head
Seat
Origin/RCCC¹
Presence
Rite
Major archiepiscopate
Major Abp of Fagaras and Alba Iulia
Blaj
1687 campaign to convert Orthodox population of Transylvania to Greek Catholicism; RCCC 1698–1948; restored 1990
Romania, USA, Canada
Byzantine
Jurisdiction
Year Established²
Members
Metropolitan Archeparchy of Fagaras & Alba Julia, Romania
1721; current form 1854
40,379 (2021)
Eparchy of Cluj-Gherla, Romania
1930; current form 1930
40,379 (2021)
Eparchy of Lugoj, Romania
1853
94,000 (2021)
Eparchy of Maramures, Romania
1930
49,529 (2021)
Eparchy of Oradea Mare, Romania
1777
78,000 (2021)
Eparchy of Saint Basil the Great in Bucharest, Romania
2014
9,000 (2020)
Eparchy of Saint George’s in Canton, Ohio (USA and Canada)
1982; current form 1987
6,000 (2021)
Russian Catholic Church
Type
Head
Seat
Origin/RCCC¹
Presence
Rite
Apostolic exarchate
Vacant
None
Small Greek Catholic communities formed after 1905; apostolic exarchate est. 1917 - abolished; bp appointed 2004
Russia, China
Byzantine
Jurisdiction
Year Established²
Members
Apostolic Exarchate of Harbin, China
1928
0
Ruthenian Greek Catholic Church
Type
Head
Seat
Origin/RCCC¹
Presence
Rite
Metropolitanate
Bp of Mukacevo of the Byzantines; Exarch in the Czech Republic; Metrop. Abp of Pittsburgh
Ukraine, USA, Czech Republic
Union of Užhorod 1646 received Orthodox Christians into RCCC; Eparchy of Mukacevo est. 1771; forced reintegration with Orthodox Church 1949; restored 1991, with two other jurisdictions 1969 (USA) and 1996 (Czech)
Ukraine, USA, Czech Republic
Byzantine
Jurisdiction
Year Established²
Members
Metropolitan Archeparchy of Pittsburgh, USA
1924; current form 1977
58,102 (2020)
Eparchy of Parma, USA
1969
4,406 (2021)
Eparchy of Passaic, USA
1963
10,227 (2021)
Eparchy of Holy Mary of Protection of Phoenix, USA
1981; current form 2009
2,295 (2021)
Eparchy of Mukacevo, Ukraine
1771; current form 1924
317,740 (2021)
Apostolic Exarchate of the Czech Republic (Prague)
1996
17,000 (2021)
Slovak Greek Catholic Church
Type
Head
Seat
Origin/RCCC¹
Presence
Rite
Metropolitanate
Abp of Prešov of Catholics of the Byzantine Rite
Prešov
 Union of Užhorod 1646 received Orthodox Christians into RCCC; forced reintegration with Orthodox Church 1950; Restored from 1968
 Slovakia, Canada
Byzantine
Jurisdiction
Year Established²
Members
Metropolitan Archeparchy of Presov, Slovakia
1818; current form 2008
117,800 (2020)
Eparchy of Bratislava, Slovakia
2008
17,516 (2020)
Eparchy of Kosice, Slovakia
1997; current form 2008
72,593 (2021)
Apostolic Exarchate of SS Cyril and Methodius, Toronto, Canada
1980; current form 2022
3,850 (2020)
Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church
Type
Head
Seat
Origin/RCCC¹
Presence
Rite
Major archiepiscopate
Major Abp of Kyiv and Halych
Kyiv
Union between Catholics and Orthodox est. by RCC 1595–1596; suppressed 1839, and 1946; restored 1989
Ukraine, Poland, USA, Canada, Brazil, Argentina, Australia, France, Canada, UK, Germany, Scandinavia, Italy
Byzantine
Jurisdiction
Year Established²
Members
Major Archeparchy of Kyiv, Ukraine
1995; current form 2004
492,530 (2021)
Archdiocese of Kyiv-Halyc
2004
 
Metropolitan Archeparchy of Lviv, Ukraine
1677; current form 1807
732,484 (2021)
Eparchy of Sambir-Drohobych, Ukraine
1993
353,531 (2020)
Eparchy of Sokal-Zhovkva, Ukraine
2000; current form 2006
309,940 (2020)
Eparchy of Stryj, Ukraine
2000
296,168 (2020)
Metropolitan Archeparchy of Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine
1885; current form 2011
566,200 (2021)
Eparchy of Chernivtsi, Ukraine
1993; current form 2017
19,790 (2021)
Metropolitan Archeparchy of Ternopil-Zboriv, Ukraine
1993; current form 2011
382,880 (2020)
Eparchy of Buchach, Ukraine
2000
218,800 92020)
Eparchy of Kamyanets-Podilskyi, Ukraine
2015
24,750 (2021)
Archepiscopal Exarchate of Donetsk, Ukraine
2002; current form 2014
16,000 (2020)
Archepiscopal Exarchate of Kharkiv, Ukraine
2002; current form 2014
5,970 (2020)
Archepiscopal Exarchate of Lutsk, Ukraine
2008
4,286 (2020)
Archepiscopal Exarchate of Odesa, Ukraine
2003; current form 2014
100,000 (2020)
Archepiscopal Exarchate of Crimea, Ukraine
2003; current form 2014
1,390 (2020)
Metropolitan Archeparchy of Przemysl-Warsaw, Poland
1087; current form 1996
15,000 (2021)
Eparchy of Olsztyn-Gdansk, Poland
1996; current form 2020
0 (2021)
Eparchy of Wroclaw-Koszalin, Poland
1996; current form 2020
25,000 (2020)
Metropolitan Archeparchy of Philadelphia, USA
1913; current form 1958
12,479 (2021)
Eparchy of Saint Josaphat in Parma, USA
1983
11,650 (2020)
Eparchy of Saint Nicholas of Chicago, USA
1961
12,780 (2020)
Eparchy of Stamford, USA
1956; current form 1958
15,500 (2020)
Metropolitan Archeparchy of Winnipeg, Canada
1912; current form 1956
4,949 (2020)
Eparchy of Edmonton, Canada
1948; current form 1956
5,012 (2021)
Eparchy of New Westminster, Canada
1974
7,900 (2021)
Eparchy of Saskatoon, Canada
1951; current form 1956
5,438 (2020)
Eparchy of Toronto, Canada
1948; current form 1956
22,900 (2020)
Eparchy of the Holy Family in London, UK
1957; current form 2013
13,000 (2021)
Apostolic Exarchate of Italy, Faithful of the Ukrainian Catholic Church
2019
69,300 (2021)
Eparchy of Saints Peter and Paul of Melbourne, Australia
1958; current form 1982
35,520 (2020)
Apostolic Exarchate of Germany & Scandinavia (Munich)
1959
77,000 (2021)
Eparchy of Saint Vladimir the Great in Paris, France
1960; current form 2013
26,000 (2020)
Eparchy of São João Batista em Curitiba, Brazil
1962; current form 2014
89,300 (2020)
Eparchy of the Immaculate Conception, Prudentopolis, Brazil
2014
80,150 (2021)
Eparchy of Santa Maria del Patrocinio en Buenos Aires, Argentina
1978
121,400 (2020)
Chaldean Catholic Church
Type
Head
Seat
Origin/RCCC¹
Presence
Rite
Patriarchate
Patriarch of Babylon of the Chaldeans
Baghdad
Assyrian Church of the East split 1552, RCCC
Iraq, Iran, Syria, Lebanon, Turkey, Israel, Egypt, USA, Jordan, USA, Australia, Canada
East Syriac
Jurisdiction
Year Established²
Members
Metropolitan Archeparchy of Baghdad, Iraq (Patriarchal)
1553; current form 2022
150,000 (2017)
Metropolitan Archeparchy of Kirkuk, Iraq
1789
7,000 (2021)
Archeparchy of Erbil, Iraq
1668
16,420 (2020)
Archeparchy of Basra, Iraq
1954
900 (2020)
Diocese of Dohuk, Iraq
1785; current form 2020
14,100 (2021)
Archeparchy of Mosul, Iraq
1800; current form 2018
3,950 (2021)
Eparchy of Alquoch, Iraq
1960
15,900 (2020)
Diocese of Zaku, Iraq
1850; current form 2020
12,555 (2010)
Metropolitan Archeparchy of Teheran, Iran
1853; current form 1971
1,740 (2020)
Metropolitan Archeparchy of Urmya, Iran
1890
1,000 (2020)
Eparchy of Salmas, Iran
1709
1,350 (2017)
Archeparchy of Ahwaz, Iran
1966
25 (2020)
Patriarchal Dependency of Jordan
3,000 (2020)
Patriarchal Dependency of Jerusalem
1908; current form 1997
0 (2017)
Eparchy of Beirut, Lebanon
1957
17,000 (2020)
Eparchy of Cairo, Egypt
1980
1,040 (2021)
Eparchy of Aleppo, Beroea and Halab, Syria
1957
5,000 (2020)
Archeparchy of Diarbekir, Turkey
1553; current form 1966
6,308 (2021)
Eparchy of Saint Peter the Apostle of San Diego, USA
2002
70,500 (2020)
Eparchy of Saint Thomas the Apostle of Detroit, USA
1982; current form 1985
180,000 (2020)
Eparchy of Saint Thomas the Apostle of Sydney, Australia
2006
60,000 (2020)
Eparchy of Mar Addai of Toronto, Canada
2011
30,000 (2021)
Syro-Malabar Catholic Church
Type
Head
Seat
Origin/RCCC¹
Presence
Rite
Major archiepiscopate
Major Abp of Ernakulam-Angamaly
Ernakulam
Apostolic time; St Thomas Christians <4th c. in India; Malabar Church in RCCC 1599–1653; return to RCCC 1662
 India, USA, Australia, UK, Canda
East Syriac
Jurisdiction
Year Established²
Members
Major Archeparchy of Ernakulam-Anagamaly
1896; current form 1992
655,000 (2021)
Eparchy of Idukki, India
2002
266,460 (2021)
Eparchy of Kothamangalam, India
1956
231,427 (2021)
Metropolitan Archeparchy of Changanacherry
1887; current form 1956
402,200 (2021)
Eparchy of Kanjirapally, India
1977
176,131 (2021)
Eparchy of Palai, India
1950
334,920 (2021)
Eparchy of Thuckalay, India
1996
30,590 (2020)
Metropolitan Archeparchy of Kottayam, India
1911; current form 2005
188,106 (2021)
Metropolitan Archeparchy of Tellicherry, India
1953; current form 1995
289,559 (2020)
Eparchy of Hosur, India
2017
67,800 (2021)
Eparchy of Belthangady, India
1999
20,954 (2020)
Eparchy of Bhadravathi
2007
9,986 (2020)
Eparchy of Mananthavady, India
1973
177,102 (2021)
Eparchy of Mandya
2010
90,160 (2021)
Eparchy of Thamarasserry, India
1986
148,920 (2020)
Metropolitan Archeparchy of Trichur, India
1887; current form 1995
439,845 (2020)
Eparchy of Irinjalakuda, India
1978
289,000 (2021)
Eparchy of Palghat, India
1874
59,930 (2021)
Eparchy of Ramanathapuram
2010
11,668 (2020)
Eparchy of Adilabad, India
1999
17,800 (2022)
Eparchy of Bijnor, India
1972; current form 1977
4,328 (2020)
Eparchy of Chanda, India
1968; current form 1977
13,794 (2021)
Eparchy of Gorakhpur, India
1984
3,356 (2021)
Eparchy of Jagdalpur, India
1972; current form 1977
11,719 (2021)
Eparchy of Kalyan, India
1988
66,900 (2021)
Eparchy of Rajkot, India
1977
13,600 (2020)
Eparchy of Sagar, India
1968; current form 1977
4,031 (2020)
Eparchy of Satna, India
1968; current form 1977
2,860 (2020)
Eparchy of Shamshabad
2017
121,300 (2020)
Eparchy of Ujjain, India
1968; current form 1977
4,750 (2020)
Eparchy of Faridabad, India
2012
175,000 (2021)
Eparchy of St Thomas of Chicago, USA
2001
88,200 (2020)
Eparchy of St Thomas of Melbourne, Australia
2013
50,360 (2020)
Eparchy of Mississauga, Canada
2015; current form 2018
25,000 (2021)
Eparchy of Great Britain
2016
41,000 (2021)

Notes

1. RCCC = Roman Catholic Church comunion
2. Year Established includes, where applicable, the year of the religious unit's current form, that being the year of the last important modification it underwent, such as as a restructure, territory loss, or a name change.

Sources

Annuario pontificio 2018. Vatican CIty: Libreria Editrice Vaticana, 2018.

David M. Cheney. Catholic Hierarchy, 1996-2023.

CNEWA. Catholic Near East Welfare Association, Inc. 2023.

Berard L. Marthaler, exec. ed. New Catholic Encyclopedia. Detroit; New York, etc.:Thomson Gale, 2003.

Greek Catholic Church in Croatia and Serbia, Pro-Oriente, 2023

Theologos. Teologická revue. Vol. 18, No. 2, 2016.





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