Maronite Catholic Apostolic Exarchate of Colombia
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Maronite Catholic Apostolic Exarchate of Colombia
Apostolic Exarchate of Colombia (Maronite)

Exarchatus Apostolicus Columbiae
Location
Country Colombia
MetropolitanImmediately subject to the Holy See
Information
DenominationMaronite Church
RiteWest Syro-Antiochene Rite
Established20 January 2016
CathedralOur Lady of Lebanon Procathedral, Bogotá
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
PatriarchBechara Boutros al-Rahi
Apostolic ExarchFadi Abou Chebel

Maronite (Catholic) Apostolic Exarchate of Colombia (in Latin: Exarchatus Apostolicus Columbiae) is the Apostolic Exarchate (Eastern Catholic missionary jurisdiction) of the Maronite Church (Antiochian Rite in Arabic) for all Colombia, in South America, concurrent with a Latin hierarchy and other Eastern Catholic dioceses.

Its exarchial see is the Marian Pro-Cathedral Parroquia de Nuestra Señora del Líbano dedicated to Our Lady of Lebanon, in Colombian capital Bogotá, Distrito Capital de Bogotá.

It is immediately subject to the Holy See (notably the Roman Congregation for the Eastern Churches) and its current head is Apostolic Exarch Fadi Abou Chebel.

History

The Maronite Apostolic Exarchate was erected by Pope Francis on 20 January 2016, [1] Its first Apostolic Exarch, without episcopal character, is Fadi Abou Chebel, OMM, also appointed apostolic visitor of the Maronite faithful living in Peru and Ecuador.[2]

Ordinaries

(Maronite Rite)

Apostolic Exarchs

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