Chaldean Uniate Succession

In 1445, a section of the Syro-Chaldean Church resident in Cyprus entered into  union with Rome.  Pop Eugenius IV even threatened with ex-communication anyone who dared to continue to call them “Nestorians.”
In 1552, due to a contested patriarchal election, a division took place in the main body in their homelands and part seceded to Rome.  Pope Julius VI invested their leader, John Sulaka, as Uniate Patriarch on April 20, 1553. However, his eventual successor, Mar Shimun XIII repudiated the union with Rome in 1662 and is the predecessor of the Syro-Chaldean Patriarchs from then until the present time.
A group remaining in communion with Rome were for some years governed by a line of Patriarchs all bearing the name of Joseph, but on July 5, 1830, Pope Pius VIII suppressed the Josephite line and declared John VIII Homez to be Patriarch of Babylon of the Chaldeans and, as such, head of the Chaldean-Uniate Rite, of which:
  • Petrus Elia XIV, Abu-Al-Yunan, Patriarch of Babylon for the Chaldean Catholic Church, on July 24, 1892, consecrated:

  • Yosif Khayatt, Maran Mar Yosif Emmanuel II Thomas, Patriarch of Babylon for the Chaldean Catholic Church on May 27. 1917, consecrated:

  • Antoine Lefbeme, Special Commissariat (Legate), who on May 4, 1925, consecrated:

  • Albert Wolfert Brooks, Mar John Emmanuel, Titular Bishop of Sardis, afterwards Titular Archbishop of Ebbsfleet and Administrator of the Metropolitan Synod of the Apostolic Episcopal Church of the USA, who on November 16, 1934, consecrated:

  • Charles William Keller, who on April 29, 1945, consecrated:

  • Hugh George de Willmott Newman, Mar Georgius I, who on July 6, 1956, consecrated:

  • Charles Dennis Boltwood, who on October 16,1966, consecrated:

  • Albert J. Fuge, who of May 27. 1972, consecrated:

  • John Lawrence Brown, who on December 31, 1973, consecrated:

  • Donald Lawrence Jolly, who on March 16, 1980, consecrated:

  • Robert Vincent Bernard Dawe, who on October 18,1981, consecrated:

  • Francis Thorne-Coley, who on August 20,1998, consecrated:

  • Lee Allen Petersen, who on April 26, 2009 consecrated:

  • Mansell Christian Gilmore, who on January 30, 2011 consecrated:

  • Bryan Dennis Ouellette, Ph.D., in ecclesia Nicholas III, Patriarch, by acclamanation and fiat, Holy Nicholean Church, Patriarch, by election and acclamanation, Holy Imperial Russian Orthodox Church in exile.

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