Pope Francis appoints new Syriac Melkite Administrator for Tyre Eparchy

TYRE, Lebanon — After the passing of Archbishop Youhanna (John) Haddad, former Metropolitan of Tyre Eparchy and its Environs, the Papal Embassy in Lebanon issued a statement announcing the appointment of prelate Elie Bishara Haddad as Administrator of the Tyre Eparchy:

“On 31st January, His Holiness Pope Francis, out of his concern for Christian life in the whole Church and especially in Tyre, announced appointing prelate Elie Bishara Haddad as Administrator of Syriac Melkite Catholics.

The papal embassy in Lebanon confirms that, since 31st January, at 1:00 p.m. Lebanon time, prelate Elie Bishara Haddad is recognized as legal ecclesiastical official.

We ask God, the true Shepherd, who loved his Church, to preserve and lead the Christian community in Tyre, on the path of spiritual renewal and partnership full of God’s mercy and tenderness.”