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Conference of the Latin Bishops of the Arab Regions

The Conference of the Latin Bishops of the Arabic Regions (French: Conférence des Evêques Latins dans les Régions Arabes) is an episcopal conference of the Catholic Church which gathers the Latin-rite bishops in the Arab States of the Middle East and East Africa.

History

The Conference was established on March 31, 1967[1] by the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, and its statutes were confirmed in 1989.

Members and Bodies

They are part of the Conference, the titular bishops, emeritus, assistants and auxiliary staff of the dioceses following:

List of Presidents

1965 - 1970: Alberto Gori

1970 - 1987: Giacomo Giuseppe Beltritti

1987 - 2008: Michel Sabbah

2008 -: Fouad Twal

References

  1. ^ Conférence des Evêques Latins dans les Régions Arabes (C.E.L.R.A.) (Conference of the Latin Bishops of the Arabic Regions). GCatholic.org. Retrieved on 2016-12-23.

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