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Maronite Catholic Eparchy of Our Lady of Lebanon of Paris

Eparchy of Our Lady of Lebanon of Paris

Eparchia Dominae Nostrae Libanensis Parisiensis Maronitarum
Country France
- Catholics
(as of 2013)
50,300[citation needed]
DenominationCatholic Church
Sui iuris churchMaronite Church
RiteWest Syro-Antiochene Rite
Established21 July 2012
CathedralOur Lady of Lebanon Cathedral
Current leadership
PatriarchBechara Boutros al-Rahi
Eparchsede vacante
Apostolic AdministratorPeter Karam
Bishops emeritusNasser Gemayel

The Eparchy of Notre-Dame du Liban de Paris (in Latin: Eparchia Dominae Nostrae Libanensis Parisiensis Maronitarum)[1] is a Maronite Catholic diocese. It was erected on 21 July 2012 by Pope Benedict XVI who appointed Eparch Nasser Gemayel [1] as its first bishop. It had 50,300[citation needed] baptized at the same year in 2013. The Eparchy has 9 churches.[2]

Territory and statistics

The eparchy includes all Lebanese Maronite Catholic faithful in France. Its eparchial seat is the city of Paris, where is located the Our Lady of Lebanon of Paris Cathedral.

The territory is divided into four parishes and had 50,300[citation needed] baptized in 2013.


Previously the Maronite faithful were under the jurisdiction of Ordinariate for Eastern Catholics in France, erected on 16 June 1954. The Eparchy was erected on 21 July 2012 by Pope Benedict XVI's papal bull Historia traditiones.[3] His eparch, Nasser Gemayel, was previously pastor of the parish of Saint Tekla in Masqua (Lebanon).


See also


  1. ^ Gcatholic
  2. ^ Hanna, Alfred. "Union Between Christians".
  3. ^ in AAS 104 (2012), p. 691
  4. ^ "Resignations and Appointments". Retrieved 2024-05-29.
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