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Notable Alumni
  • His All Holiness Bartholomew I

    From 1963 to 1968, Patriarch Bartholomew pursued his postgraduate studies at the Pontifical Oriental Institute. He is the 270th and current Archbishop of Constantinople and Ecumenical Patriarch, since 2 November 1991.

  • His Grace Andrew Pataki

    Andrew Pataki was an Eastern Catholic hierarch, the second bishop of Parma for the Byzantines, and the third bishop of Passaic for the Byzantines.

  • Blessed Eugene Bossilkov

    He was a member of the Passionist Congregation, Roman Catholic bishop of Nicopolis and martyr in the Communist campaign in Bulgaria against religion.

  • His Beatitude Mar Louis Raphael I Sako

    Louis Raphaël I Sako is the current Chaldean Catholic Patriarch of Babylon and the Head of the Chaldean Catholic Church since his election on 1 February 2013.

  • His Beatitude Gregory III Laham

    Gregory III Laham is Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, and Alexandria and Jerusalem, and is the spiritual leader of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church, elected on November 29, 2000, succeeding Patriarch Maximos V Hakim.

  • His Beatitude Paul Meouchi

    Moran Mor Paul II Peter Meouchi was the 74th Maronite Patriarch of Antioch from 1955 until his death in 1975.

  • His Eminence Gregorio Pietro XV Agagianian

    He was the head of the Armenian Catholic Church from 1937 to 1962. Agagianian was elevated to the cardinalate in 1946 by Pope Pius XII.

  • His Beatitude Ignace Antoine II Hayyek

    Ignatius Antony II Hayyek was the Patriarch of Antioch and all the East of the Syrians of the Syriac Catholic Church from 1968 to 1998.

  • His Holiness Raphael I Bidawid

    Patriarch Bidawid was known as a champion of the unification of the Assyrian Church of the East, and the Chaldean Catholic Church.

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