Territory Dependent On the Patriarch
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In oriental canon law, a Territory Dependent on the Patriarch is a low-ranking, pre-diocesan type of Eastern Catholic jurisdiction, directly dependent on the Patriarch who heads a rite-specific Particular Church sui iuris, but not part of his or any ecclesiastical province (compare Latin exempt status), and in Rome depenent on the Congregation for the Oriental Churches.

As of 2015, there are five such territories, in the Holy Land and North Africa :

Antiochian Rite 
Syriac Catholic Church :
Byzantine Rite 
Melkite Catholic Church :
Syro-Oriental Rite 
Chaldean Catholic Church, both in the Holy Land :

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