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Conference of Latin Bishops of the Arab Regions

Conférence des Evêques Latins

dans les Régions Arabes – CELRA

The Conference of Latin Bishops of the Arab Regions was established by decree of the Congregations for the Oriental Churches and for the Evangelization of Peoples on March 31, 1967.  Its statutes were confirmed on August 23, 1986.  Its headquarters are located in Jerusalem. 

 Address:                                                                        CELRA – Notre Dame Center
P.O.B. 20531
9120402 Jerusalem
Tel: (02) 628 85 54
Fax: (02) 628 85 55



Most Rev. Jean Sleiman, O.C.D.
Latin Archbishop of Baghdad

Most Rev. Pierbattista Pizzaballa, O.F.M.
Tit. Archbishop of Verbe
Apost. Admin. Diocese of Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem

Most Rev. Giorgio Bertin, O.F.M.
Bishop of Djibouti
Apostolic Administrator of Mogadiscio

Most Rev. Paul Hinder, O.F.M. Cap.
Tit. Bishop of Macon
Apostolic Vicar of Southern Arabia

Most Rev. Camillo Ballin, M.C.C.J.
Tit. Bishop of Arna
Apostolic Vicar of Northern Arabia

Most Rev. George Abou Khazen, O.F.M.
Tit. Bishop of Rusadus (Azzefoun)
Apostolic Vicar of Aleppo for the Latins

Most Rev. Adel Zaki, O.F.M.
Tit. Bishop of Flumenzer
Apostolic Vicar of Alexandria

Most Rev. Cesar Essayan, O.F.M. Conv.
Tit. Bishop of Mareotes
Apostolic Vicar of Beirut for the Latins

Most Rev. Giacinto Boulos Marcuzzo
Tit. Bishop of Emmaus
Latin Patriarchal Vicar for Israel

Most Rev. William H. Shomali
Tit. Bishop of Lydda
Latin Patriarchal Vicar for Jordan

Rt. Rev. David Neuhaus, S.J.
Patriarchal Vicar for Saint James Vicariat for
Hebrew-Speaking Catholics in Israel

Rt. Rev. Jerzy Kraj, O.F.M.
Latin Patriarchal Vicar for Cyprus

General Secretary: Rev. Pietro Felet, S.C.J.



Members Emeriti

H.B. Michel Sabbah, Patriarch Emeritus of Jerusalem for Latins

H.B. Fuad TwalPatriarch Emeritus of Jerusalem for Latins

Most Rev. Georges Perron, O.F.M. Cap.,   Bishop Emeritus of  Djubouti

Most Rev. Giovanni B. Gremoli, O.F.M. Cap,  Apostolic Vicar Emeritus of Arabia

Most Rev. Armando Bortolaso, S.D.B.,  Apostolic Vicar Emeritus of Alep for Latins

Most Rev. Francis Micallef, O.C.D.,  Apostolic Vicar Emeritus of Kuweit

Most Rev. Giuseppe Bausardo, S.D.B., Apostolic Vicar Emeritus of Alexandria

Most Rev. Kamal H. Bathish,  Vicar General Emeritus of Latin Patriarchate

Most Rev. Selim Sayegh,  Latin Patriarchal Vicar Emeritus for Jordan

Most Rev. Paul Dahdah, O.C.D., Apostolic Vicar Emeritus of Beirut for the Latins

Most Rev. Maroun Lahham, Latin Patriarchal Vicar Emeritus for Jordan