Chaldean Catholic Eparchy of Saint Thomas the Apostle of Detroit

Eparchy of Saint Thomas the Apostle of Detroit

Eparchia Sancti Thomas Apostoli Detroitensis Chaldaeorum
Location
CountryUnited States of America
TerritoryEast USA
Ecclesiastical provinceEastern Catholic Eparchies Immediately Subject to the Holy See
Statistics
Population
- Catholics
(as of 2016)
150,000
Churches13
Information
DenominationChaldean Catholic Church
RiteChaldean Rite
EstablishedJanuary 11, 1982 (38 years ago)
CathedralMother of God Cathedral
Patron saintSaint Thomas the Apostle
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopFrancis Y. Kalabat[1]
Vicar GeneralRev. Emmanuel Boji
Bishops emeritusIbrahim Namo Ibrahim
Saint Joseph Chaldean Catholic Church in Troy, Michigan

The Chaldean Catholic Eparchy of Saint Thomas the Apostle of Detroit (Latin: Eparchia Sancti Thomas Apostoli Detroitensis Chaldaeorum) is the sole eparchy (Eastern Catholic diocese) of the Chaldean Catholic Church sui iuris (Syro-Oriental Rite in Syriac/Aramaic languages) for half of the United States and is exempt, i.e. immediately subject to the Holy See, not part of an ecclesiastical province.

Its cathedral episcopal see is Our Lady of Chaldeans Cathedral, located in Southfield, Michigan, United States.

History[edit]

It was created by Pope John Paul II on January 11, 1982 as the Apostolic Exarchate of United States of America for the Chaldeans,[2] covering the entire United States.

It was elevated to an eparchy, an Eastern-rite Catholic diocese, led by an eparch (bishop) on August 3, 1985.[3]

On 21 May 2002 it lost vast territory to establish the Chaldean Catholic Eparchy of Saint Peter the Apostle of San Diego.

Bishops[edit]

(all Chaldean Rite)

Episcopal ordinaries[edit]

Apostolic Exarch of United States of America
Exempt Eparchs (Bishops) of Saint Thomas the Apostle of Detroit

Other priest of this eparchy who became bishop[edit]

References[edit]

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