Shimun X Eliyah

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Shimun X Eliyah
Patriarch of the Chaldeans
Church Chaldean Catholic Church
See Patriarchial See of Babylon of the Chaldeans Shimun line of the Chaldeans
Installed c. 1600
Term ended 1638
Predecessor Shimun IX Dinkha
Successor Shimun XI Eshuyow
Personal details
Died 1638
Residence Salmas

Mar Shimun X Eliyah was the fifth Patriarch of the Chaldean Catholic Church, from c. 1600 to c. 1638.

He succeeded Patriarch Shimun IX Dinkha and moved the seat of the patriarchate of Babylon of the Chaldean Catholic church from Urmia to Salmas.

Mar Shimun X Eliyah was not formally recognized by Rome as he was part of the hereditary Shimun line of Patriarchs reintroduced by his predecessor Shimun IX Dinkha. Hereditary succession is an unacceptable practice by Roman Catholic Church.

His successor was Shimun XI Eshuyow (1638–1656).

See also

Preceded by
Shimun IX Dinkha
Patriarch of Babylon
Succeeded by
Shimun XI Eshuyow