Chaldean Catholic Archeparchy of Baghdad

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The Chaldean Catholic Archeparchy (or Archdiocese) of Baghdad is Metropolitan, proper Archeparchy of the Chaldean Catholic Patriarch of Babylon, with cathedral see in the Iraqi capital Baghdad.

As the Patriarch is its Metropolitan Archeparch, it has no other Ordinary of its own.


It was established on 20 April 1553 as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Baghdad (Latin Babylonen(sis) Chaldæorum) of the Chaldean Catholic Church, an Eastern Catholic Church using the Syro-Oriental Rite in the Chaldean language.

On 17 January 1954, it lost territory to establish the Chaldean Catholic Archdiocese of Bassorah (Archeparchy of Basra), in southern Iraq.

Auxiliary bishops[edit]

Former Auxiliary eparchs of Baghdad :

  • Auxiliary Bishop: Archbishop Yousef Ghanima (1938 – 1947.09.17), later Patriarch of Babylon
  • Auxiliary Bishop: Archbishop Thomas Michel Bidawid (1970.08.24 – 1971.03.29), Titular Archbishop of Nisibis of the Chaldeans (1970.08.24 – 1971.03.29); previously Archeparch of Ahvaz of the Chaldeans (Iran) (1966.01.06 – 1970.08.24)

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