2016-01-07 12:00:00

Pope Francis erects new Syro-Catholic Apostolic Exarchate in Canada

(Vatican Radio)  Pope Francis on Thursday (7 Jan) erected the Syro-Catholic Apostolic Exarchate in Canada with the Eparchal seat in Montréal (Québec), nominating as its first Apostolic Exarch Rev. Antoine Nassif.

The new Apostolic Exarchate consists of the Canadian territory taken from the Syro-Catholic Eparchy of Our Lady of Deliverance of Newark.

The Holy Father also assigned Father Antoine Nassif, the Apostolic Exarch-elect, the titular seat of Zenobia.

Fr. Nassif was born in Beirut, Lebanon, ordained a priest in 1992, and is currently the Rector of Al-Charfet Patriarchal Seminary in Lebanon.

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