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The Greek Catholic Church

The community remains very small. In Greece, most of the faithful live in Athens, while in Turkey one small parish exists in Istanbul, currently without a priest. In recent years, however, thousands of Chaldean, Ukrainian and Romanian Eastern Catholics have arrived in Greece, swelling the ranks of the faithful to much larger numbers. In Greece there are three parishes served by ten priests, all of them celibate and originally of the Latin rite.

Location: Greece and Turkey
Head: Bishop Dimitrios Salachas (born 1939, appointed 2008)
Title: Apostolic Exarch for Catholics of the Byzantine Rite in Greece
Residence: Athens, Greece
Membership: 2,325

Last Modified: 26 Jun 2008

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