Coptic Catholic Eparchy of Minya

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The Coptic Catholic Eparchy of Minya is a suffragan eparchy (Eastern Catholic diocese) of the Coptic Catholic Church (Alexandrian Rite in Coptic language) in its sole ecclesiastical province, that of the Coptic Catholic Patriarch of Alexandria (whose see is in Cairo).

It has its episcopal see the cathedral of Christ King located in Minya, the capital of the Minya Governorate in Upper Egypt.

History[edit]

Established on 1895.11.26 as an Eparchy (Diocese) of Minya (Curiate Italian Ermopoli Maggiore), the territory split off from the Apostolic Vicariate of Egypt.

Ordinaries[edit]

(Coptic Rite)

Suffragan Eparchs (Bishops) of Minya
  • Joseph-Maxime Sedfaoui (1896.03.06 – death 1925.01.13), also Apostolic Administrator of the patriarchate Alexandria of the Copts (Egypt) (1908 – 1925.01.13)
  • Francesco Basilio Bistauros (1926.08.10 – death 1934.11.30)
  • Giorgio Baraka (1938.07.08 – death 1946.12.09)
  • Archbishop-bishop Paul Nousseir (1950.01.21 – 1967.01.24)
  • Archbishop-bishop Isaac Ghattas (1967.05.08 – death 1977.06.08), previously Eparch (Bishop) of Luqsor of the Copts (Egypt) (1949.06.21 – 1967.05.08)
  • Antonios Naguib (1977.07.26 – 2002.09.29), later Patriarch of Alexandria of the Copts (Egypt) ([2006.03.30] 2006.04.07 – 2013.01.15), also President of Synod of the Catholic Coptic Church (2006.04.07 – 2013.01.15), President of Assembly of the Catholic Hierarchy of Egypt (2006.04.07 – 2013.01.15); created Cardinal-Patriarch (2010.11.20 – ...)
  • Ibrahim Isaac Sedrak (2002.10.05 – 2013.01.15), later Patriarch of Alexandria of the Copts (Egypt) ([2013.01.15] 2013.01.18 – ...), also President of Synod of the Catholic Coptic Church (2013.01.15 – ...), President of Assembly of the Catholic Hierarchy of Egypt (2013.01.15 – ...)
  • Botros Fahim Awad Hanna (2013.04.08 – ...); previously Titular Bishop of Mareotes (2006.09.06 – 2013.04.08) & Bishop of Curia of the Copts ([2006.08.31] 2006.09.06 – 2013.04.08)

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Coordinates: 28°05′00″N 30°45′00″E / 28.0833°N 30.7500°E / 28.0833; 30.7500