The Synod of Bishops has decided – the Pope has agreed: the two Melchite Greek-Catholic dioceses receive new clergy. In Aleppo, Syria and Montreal, Canada, the faithful can rejoice.
Georges Masri (53) is the new Metropolitan Archbishop of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church in Aleppo, Syria. As the Vatican announced on Friday, Pope Francis approved the corresponding resolution of the Synod of the Bishops of the Eastern Church united with Rome. This procedure applies to all Eastern churches that are in unity with the Pope.
Masri was born in Syria and after studying philosophy and theology worked as a priest in various offices in the Archeparchy of Aleppo.
New Bishop for Montreal
On Saturday, the Vatican announced that Pope Francis has also appointed a new bishop for the Melkite Greek Catholic Church in Canada. Milad Javish (47) became the head of the Eparchy Saint-Sauveur de Montréal. The Lebanese clergy were previously active as clergy in Belgium.
The Eparchy Saint-Sauveur de Montréal is a Melchite ecclesiastical conurbation with the Roman Catholic Church and is located in the Canadian metropolis. The diocese accounts for about 37,000 Christians of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church living in Canada. Melchite, the Greek-Catholic Church with its seat at Antioch, is a church in its own right in unity with the Pope in Rome.
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