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|Eliya XIV [XIII] Abulyonan|
|Patriarch of Babylon of the Chaldeans|
|Church||Chaldean Catholic Church|
|See||Babylon of the Chaldeans|
|Enthroned||July 26, 1878|
|Reign ended||June 27, 1894|
|Successor||Audishu V Khayyath|
|Birth name||Eliya Peter Abulyonan|
June 27, 1894|
Mar Eliya XIV [XIII] Abulyonan † (or Abolionan) was the Patriarch of the Chaldean Catholic Church from 1878 to 1894.
Eliya Peter Abulyonan was born in 1840 in Mosul. He studied three years in the College of the Propaganda in Rome and was ordained priest in 1865. On May 24, 1874, in Alqosh, he was ordained bishop of Gazireh by Patriarch Joseph Audo. He was appointed Patriarch of the Chaldean Church on July 26, 1878 and confirmed by the pope on February 28, 1879.
During his patriarchate he spare no effort to improve the relations both with the Holy See and within the Chaldean Church, after the eventful reign of his predecessor Joseph Audo. He died in Mosul at the age of 54 on June 27, 1894.
The ordinal number of his title is sometime XIV, sometime XIII, while among scholars XII is often preferred. This is due to the uncertain list of the Patriarchal line of Alqosh in the 16th and 17th century.
- ↑ see H.Murre, "The Patriarchs of the Church of the East from the Fifteenth to Eighteenth Centuries". Hugoye: Journal of Syriac Studies. http://syrcom.cua.edu/Hugoye/Vol2No2/HV2N2Murre.html. Retrieved 2009-01-05. , who for example uses XII, as D.Wilmshurst (ISBN 9042908769)
- "Patriarchal See of Babylon". Giga-Catholic Information. http://www.gcatholic.com/dioceses/diocese/baby0.htm. Retrieved 2009-01-24.
- "Archbishop Pietro Elia Abolionan". Catholic-Hierarchy.org. http://www.catholic-hierarchy.org/bishop/babol.html. Retrieved 2009-01-16.
- David Wilmshurst, The Ecclesiastical Organisation of the Church of the East, 1318-1913, Peeters Publishers, 2000 ISBN 9042908769, pag 35, 742