Latin Catholic Archdiocese of Baghdad

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Archdiocese of Baghdad

Archdioecesis Bagdathensis Latinorum
Baghdad Latin Church.jpg
Latin Church in Baghdad
Location
Country Iraq
MetropolitanImmediately subject to the Holy See
Information
RiteLatin Rite
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopJean Benjamin Sleiman, O.C.D.

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Baghdad (Latin: Bagdathen(sis) Latinorum) is a Catholic diocese of the Roman/Latin Rite located in the city of Baghdad in Iraq.[1][2] It has jurisdiction over three parishes of 2,500 Latin Rite Catholics who live throughout Iraq. The diocese is immediately subject to the Holy See and operates alongside seven Chaldean dioceses, three Syrian Catholic, one Greek-Melkite, and one Armenian Catholic diocese. The Archdiocese's cathedral is the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Baghdad, not to be confused with the Cathedral of St. Joseph located in Ankawa, Iraq.

History[edit]

  • September 6, 1632: Established as the Diocese of Babylon or Baghdad
  • August 19, 1848: Promoted as the Archdiocese of Baghdad

Leadership[edit]

Diocese of Baghdad[edit]

Erected: 6 September 1632

  • Timoteo Pérez Vargas, O.C.D. (6 Sep 1632 – 23 Dec 1639 Resigned)[3]
  • Jean Duval, O.C.D. (16 Aug 1638 – 10 Apr 1669 Died)[4]
  • Placide-Louis du Chemin, O.S.B. (10 Apr 1669 – 7 Nov 1682 Died)
  • François Picquet (26 Apr 1683 – 26 Aug 1686 Died)
  • Louis-Marie Pidou de Saint-Olon, C.R. (24 Nov 1687 – 20 Nov 1717 Died)
  • Dominique-Marie Varlet (20 Feb 1719 – 25 May 1719 Removed)
  • Emmanuel a S. Alberto (Bruno) Baillet (Ballyet), O.C.D. (26 Nov 1742 – 4 Apr 1773 Died)
  • Jean-Baptiste Miroudot Du Bourg, O. Cist. (15 Apr 1776 – 13 Apr 1791 Removed)
  • Georges Bock, O.C.D. (17 Apr 1804 Appointed – )
  • Blaise de Saint-Matthieu, O.C.D. (27 Nov 1807 Appointed – )
  • Antonio Prandi, O.C.D. (15 May 1813 Appointed – )
  • Felice Piazza, O.C.D. (6 Feb 1816 Appointed – )
  • Pierre-Alexandre Coupperie (2 May 1820 – 26 Apr 1831 Died)
  • Pierre-Dominique-Marcellin Bonamie, SS.CC. (4 May 1832 – 13 Feb 1835 Appointed Archbishop of Izmir)
  • Marie-Laurent Trioche (14 Mar 1837 – 28 Nov 1887 Died)

Archdiocese of Baghdad[edit]

Elevated: 19 August 1848

  • Marie-Laurent Trioche (14 Mar 1837 – 28 Nov 1887 Died)
  • Henri-Victor Altmayer, O.P. (24 Nov 1887 – 23 Aug 1902 Resigned)
  • François Désiré Jean Drure, O.C.D. (7 Nov 1902 – 27 May 1917 Died)
  • François Berré, O.P. (9 Aug 1921 – 4 Apr 1929 Died)
  • Armand-Etienne M. Blanquet du Chayla, O.C.D. (1 Apr 1939 – 17 Sep 1964 Retired)
  • Paul-Marie-Maurice Perrin (2 Aug 1965 – 16 Jan 1970 Appointed Titular Archbishop of Gurza)
  • Ernest-Marie de Jésus-Hostie Charles Albert Nyary, O.C.D. (23 Mar 1972 – 30 May 1983 Retired)
  • Paul Dahdah, O.C.D. (30 May 1983 – 30 Jul 1999 Appointed Vicar Apostolic of Beirut})
  • Jean Benjamin Sleiman, O.C.D. (29 Nov 2000 Appointed – )

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archdiocese of Baghdad" GCatholic.org. Gabriel Chow. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  2. ^ "Archdiocese of Baghdad" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  3. ^ "Bishop Timoteo Pérez Vargas, O.C.D" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  4. ^ "Bishop Jean Duval, O.C.D." Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved February 29, 2016

Coordinates: 33°20′20″N 44°23′48″E / 33.3389°N 44.3966°E / 33.3389; 44.3966