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The Chaldean Catholic Metropolitan Archdiocese of Tehran (Latin name Sehnaensis Chaldaeorum) is a church in Tehran. The Church was erected in 1853 in the city of Sanandaj, Iran for the Iranian Christian Senaya.[1] In 1944, the archdiocese moved to Tehran, the capital of Iran and on 16 March 1971 the Archdiocese of Sehna (Chaldean) name changed to the Archdiocese of Tehran (Chaldean).[2]

Archbishops

  • Girolamo Simeone Kashat † (Ordained Bishop on 7 September 1857)
  • Jean Nissan† (12 May 1914 - 20 April 1937)
  • Abraham Elias, C.M. † (Appointed 6 September 1938 - Died 15 February 1940)
  • Joseph Cheikho † (Appointed 22 May 1944 - Retired 7 Mar 1970)
  • Youhannan Semaan Issayi † (Succeeded 7 Mar 1970 - Died 7 Feb 1999)
  • Ramzi Garmou (Succeeded 7 Feb 1999 - ) [2]

Priests

  • Qasha Magdou
  • Qasha Toma
  • Qasha Paulus (Served 1947-1950)
  • Qash Rapheal (Served 1951-1956)
  • Qasha Shumun (Served 1956-1960)

Diocese's properties

  • Mart Maryam (Virgin Mary) Church located in the Aqa Zaman district (turned into historical building)
  • Pahlavi School, built in 1916 in the Aqa Zaman district
  • Sharif Abad Garden (Amiryeh Park) located at Abidar mountain
  • Public Bathe located in the Aqa Zaman district

References

  1. Wikisource-logo.svg "Diocese of Sehna". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. 1913. http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Catholic_Encyclopedia_(1913)/Diocese_of_Sehna. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 catholic-hierarchy.org

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