List of current patriarchs

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This is a list of current Christian Popes and Patriarchs, including also others whose titles (as Major Archbishop or Catholicos, for example) are equivalent to the Patriarchal dignity.

Pope, Patriarchs, and Major Archbishops in the Catholic Church[edit]

See Bishop Election
Rome Pope Francis 2013
Alexandria of the Copts Patriarch Ibrahim Isaac Sidrak 2013
Antioch, Alexandria & Jerusalem of the Greek Melkites Patriarch Gregory III Laham 2000
Antioch of the Syrians Patriarch Mar Ignatius Joseph III Yonan 2009
Antioch of the Maronites Patriarch Bechara Boutros Cardinal al-Rahi 2011
Babylon of the Chaldeans Patriarch Louis Raphaël I Sako 2013
Cilicia of the Armenians Patriarch Krikor Bedros XX Gabroyan 2015
Kiev-Galicia Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk 2011
Ernakulam-Angamaly Major Archbishop George Cardinal Alencherry 2011
Trivandrum Major Archbishop Moran Mor Baselios Cardinal Cleemis Catholicos 2007
Făgăraş and Alba Iulia Major Archbishop Lucian Cardinal Mureșan 2005[1]

In 2006, Benedict XVI renounced the title of "Patriarch of the West" (Patriarcha Occidentis).[2]


The following patriarchs in the Latin Church are titular – that is, they have the title of patriarch for various historical reasons, but are not to be considered the same as the patriarchs and major archbishops who are heads of Churches sui iuris. These titular patriarchs are bishops of metropolitan archdioceses (except for Jerusalem) without other jurisdiction.

See Bishop Election
Jerusalem Patriarch Fouad Twal 2008
Venice Patriarch Francesco Moraglia 2012
West Indies Vacant since 1963
Lisbon Patriarch Manuel José Macário do Nascimento Clemente 2013
East Indies Patriarch Filipe Neri António Sebastião do Rosário Ferrão 2004

Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East[edit]

See Bishop Election
Assyrian Church of the East Catholicos-Patriarch Mar Gewargis III 2015

Patriarch of the Ancient Church of the East[edit]

See Bishop Election
Ancient Church of the East Mar Addai II 1970

Patriarchs in the Eastern Orthodox Church[edit]

See Bishop Election
Constantinople Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I 1991
Alexandria Pope & Patriarch Theodoros II 2004
Antioch Patriarch John X (Yazigi) 2012
Jerusalem Patriarch Theophilus III 2005
Moscow Patriarch Kirill I 2009
Georgia Catholicos-Patriarch Ilia II 1977
Serbia Patriarch Irinej 2010
Romania Patriarch Daniel 2007
Bulgaria Patriarch Neofit 2013

Patriarch of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church – Kiev Patriarchate[edit]

See Bishop Election
Kiev Patriarch Filaret 1995

Patriarch of the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church – Canonical[edit]

See Bishop Election
Kiev Patriarch Moses 2005

Patriarch of the Russian Old-Orthodox Church[edit]

See Bishop Election
Moscow Patriarch Alexander 2002

Pope, Patriarchs, and Catholicoses in the Oriental Orthodox Church[edit]

See Bishop Election
Alexandria Pope & Patriarch Theodoros II 2012
Antioch Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II 2014
Armenia Catholicos Karekin II 1999
Ethiopia Patriarch Catholicos Mathias 2013
East Catholicos Baselios Mar Thoma Paulose II 2010
Jerusalem (Titular) Patriarch Nourhan 2013
Cilicia (Titular) Catholicos Aram I 1995
Constantinople (Titular) Patriarch Mesrob II 1998
Eritrea Patriarch Antonios 2004
India (Titular) Catholicos Baselios Thomas I 2002

Note: the Syriac Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and the Catholicos of India, head of the Malankara Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church in India (Autonomous "part of the Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch") are not in communion with the Catholicos of the East and the Malankara Metropolitan of the Indian Orthodox Church (Autocephalous "Independent"); likewise, the Catholicos of the East, the head of the Indian Orthodox Church is not in communion with the Catholicos of India, head of the Malankara Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church in India; all the others are in full communion with each other.

Patriarch of the Czechoslovak Hussite Church[edit]

See Bishop Election
Prague Patriarch Tomáš Butta 2006

Patriarch of the Apostolic Catholic Church (Philippines)[edit]

See Bishop Election
Apostolic Catholic Church Patriarch John Florentine L. Teruel, OMJF 1992

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Lucian Mureșan became Archbishop of Făgăraş and Alba Iulia in 1994, but only became Major Archbishop in 2005. Lucian Cardinal Mureșan
  2. ^ | Communiqué concernant la suppression du titre «Patriarche d’Occident» dans l’Annuaire pontifical 2006

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