Maronite Catholic Eparchy of Cairo
Maronite Catholic Eparchy of Cairo of the Maronites (in Latin: Eparchy Cahirensis Maronitarum) is a seat of the Maronite Church suffragan of the Patriarchate of Antioch of the Maronites. It is currently ruled by eparch Georges Chihane.
Eparchy of Cairo (Maronite)
Eparchy Cahirensis Maronitarum
|(as of 2013)|
|Rite||West Syro-Antiochene Rite|
|Established||22 June 1946 (73 years ago)|
|Cathedral||Saint Joseph Cathedral|
|Patron saint||Saint Joseph|
|Patriarch||Bechara Boutros al-Rahi|
Territory and statistics
The eparchy at the end of 2013 had 5,000 members and is divided into seven parishes.
- Pietro Dib (July 30, 1946 - November 4, 1965 deceased)
- Joseph Merhi, CML (August 24, 1972 - June 5, 1989 withdrawn)
- Joseph Dergham (June 5, 1989 - September 18, 2005 withdrawn)
- François Eid, OMM (September 24, 2005 - June 16, 2012 appointed patriarchal procurator to the Holy See)
- Georges Chihane, from 16 June 2012
- Annuario Pontificio, Libreria Editrice Vaticana, Città del Vaticano, 2003, ISBN 88-209-7422-3
- "Cathédrale Maronite de Saint-Joseph, Cairo, Egypt (Maronite)". www.gcatholic.org. Retrieved 2018-03-22.