Bishop Dimitri (Dimitrios) Salachas, titular bishop of Carcabia, is the current Apostolic Exarch of the Byzantine Rite Catholics in Greece. Salachas was ordained priest in 1964 and on the 23 April 2008 was appointed Apostolic Exarch of the Greek Byzantine Catholic Church and titular bishop; and was ordained bishop on 24 May 2008.

He is a well-known Greek scholar in Canon Law. He was born in 1939 at Athens in Greece. He has done his doctoral research in Byzantine Ecclesiastical Laws and civil laws. He has taught Canon Law (both Latin and Oriental) in Pontifical Urbaniana University, Pontifical Gregorian University, Angelicum and Pontifical Oriental Institute in Rome.

He is consultor of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches and of the Pontifical Councils for the Interpretation of the Legislative Texts and for the Promotion of the Unity of Christians. As an expert in comparative Ecclesiastical Laws, Bishop Salachas is member of the Episcopal Conference of Greece. He is the member of the International Commission for the official Theological Dialogue between Catholic Church and the Orthodox Churches. He is the member of the International Society of Oriental Canon Law.


  • Bishop Salachas is the consultor of the Italian commentary on CCEO Commento al Codice dei Canoni delle Chiese Orientali (2001).
  • His other major works are:
  • L'iniziazione cristiana nei Codici orientale e latino (1992);
  • Istituzioni di diritto canonico delle Chiese cattoliche orientali (1993);
  • Il sacramento del matrimonio nel Nuovo Diritto canonico delle Chiese orientali(1994);
  • Il Diritto canonico delle Chiese orientali nel primo millenio (1997);
  • Teologia e disciplina dei sacramenti nei codici latino e orientale (1999)
  • La vita consacrata nel Codice dei canoni delle Chiese orientali (CCEO) (2006);
  • Chierici e ministero sacro nel codice latino e orientale : prospettive interecclesiali (2004);
  • Questioni interecclesiali nel diritto matrimoniale canonico (2003);
  • Dialogo interreligioso e inculturazione del Vangelo nell'azione missionaria della Chiesa (2003);
  • Codificazione latina e orientale e canoni preliminary (2003);
  • Il magistero e l'evangelizzazione dei popoli nei Codici latino e orientale : studio teologico-giuridico comparativo (2001);
  • Costituzioni dei Santi Apostoli : per mano di Clemente (2001);
  • Ta mysteria tes christianikes myeseos (Baptisma, Christma, Theia Eucharistia) : sto neo kodika kanonikou dikaiou tes Romaiokatholikes Ekklesias (Codex Iuris Canonici) (1989);
  • Il dialogo teologico ufficiale tra la chiesa cattolico-romana e la chiesa ortodossa : iter e documentazione (1994);
  • Il dialogo teologico ufficiale tra la chiesa cattolico-romana e la chiesa ortodossa : la quarta assemblea plenaria di Bari, 1986-1987 (1988).

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