Syriac Catholic Patriarchs of Antioch
Ignatius Joseph III Yonan
elected 20 January 2009
|First holder||Ignatius Andrew Akijan|
|Denomination||Syriac Catholic Church|
|Cathedral||Syriac Catholic Cathedral of Saint Paul, Damascus|
Syriac Patriarchs of Antioch before 1783
Attempts at Union
While there were occasional attempts for a union, such as the Council of Florence in 1444, during this period there was no distinct Syriac Catholic Church separate from the Syriac Orthodox Church. Later on, from 1662 to 1702, a separate Syriac Catholic hierarchy existed based in Aleppo, Ottoman Empire:
Syriac Catholic Patriarchs of Antioch (1783 to present)
Ignatius Michael III Jarweh established full communion with the Holy See and the Catholic Church, and brought with him much of his congregation while creating a line of Syriac Catholic Patriarchs of Antioch separate from the Syriac Orthodox Church. Ever since, it is known as the Syriac Catholic Church.
Ignatius Joseph III Yonan is the primate of the Syriac Catholic Church since 2009.
- Patriarch of Antioch
- List of Syriac Orthodox Patriarchs of Antioch
- List of Syriac Patriarchs of Antioch from 512 to 1783
- Catholic Patriarchate of Antioch by GCatholic.org