|Eliya XIV [XIII] Abulyonan|
|Patriarch of Babylon of the Chaldeans|
|Church||Chaldean Catholic Church|
|See||Babylon of the Chaldeans|
|Installed||July 26, 1878|
|Term ended||June 27, 1894|
|Successor||Audishu V Khayyath|
|Consecration||May 24, 1874 (Bishop)
by Joseph Audo
|Birth name||Eliya Peter Abulyonan|
|Died||June 27, 1894 (aged 53–54)
Mar Eliya XIV [XIII] Abulyonan † (or Abolionan) was the Patriarch of the Chaldean Catholic Church from 1878 to 1894.
Eliya Peter Abulyonan was born in 1840 in Mosul to an Assyrian family. He studied three years in the College of the Propaganda in Rome and was ordained priest in 1865. On May 24, 1874, in Alqosh, he was ordained bishop of Gazireh by Patriarch Joseph Audo. He was appointed Patriarch of the Chaldean Church on July 26, 1878 and confirmed by the pope on February 28, 1879.
During his patriarchate he spare no effort to improve the relations both with the Holy See and within the Chaldean Church, after the eventful reign of his predecessor Joseph Audo. He died in Mosul at the age of 54 on June 27, 1894.
The ordinal number of his title is sometime XIV, sometime XIII, while among scholars Eliya XII is often preferred. This is due to the uncertain list of the Patriarchal line of Alqosh in the 16th and 17th century.
- see H.Murre, "The Patriarchs of the Church of the East from the Fifteenth to Eighteenth Centuries". Hugoye: Journal of Syriac Studies. Retrieved 2009-01-05., who for example uses XII, as D.Wilmshurst (ISBN 90-429-0876-9)
- "Patriarchal See of Babylon". GCatholic.org. Retrieved 2009-01-24.
- "Archbishop Pietro Elia Abolionan". Catholic-Hierarchy.org. Retrieved 2009-01-16.
- David Wilmshurst, The Ecclesiastical Organisation of the Church of the East, 1318-1913, Peeters Publishers, 2000 ISBN 90-429-0876-9, pag 35, 742
Joseph VI Audo
|Patriarch of Babylon
of the Chaldean Catholic Church
Audishu V Khayyath