Shimun X Eliyah

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Mar

Shimun X Eliyah
Patriarch of the Chaldeans
ChurchChaldean Catholic Church
SeePatriarchial See of Babylon of the Chaldeans Shimun line of the Chaldeans
Installedc. 1600
Term ended1638
PredecessorShimun IX Dinkha
SuccessorShimun XI Eshuyow
Personal details
Died1638
ResidenceSalmas

Mar Shimun X Eliyah was the fifth Patriarch of the Chaldean Catholic Church, from c. 1600 to c. 1638.

He succeeded Patriarch Shimun IX Dinkha and moved the seat of the patriarchate of Babylon of the Chaldean Catholic church from Urmia to Salmas.

Mar Shimun X Eliyah was not formally recognized by Rome as he was part of the hereditary Shimun line of Patriarchs reintroduced by his predecessor Shimun IX Dinkha. Hereditary succession is considered an unacceptable practice by the Roman Catholic Church.

His successor was Shimun XI Eshuyow (1638–1656).

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Preceded by
Shimun IX Dinkha
Patriarch of Babylon
1600–1638
Succeeded by
Shimun XI Eshuyow