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
Metropolitan Immediately subject to the Holy See
Information
Rite Latin Rite
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Jean 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

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