Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Huế

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Archdiocese of Huê
Archidioecesis Hueensis
Tổng Giáo Phận Huê
Phu Cam2.JPG
Cathedral of Huê
Location
Country Vietnam
Ecclesiastical province Huê
Statistics
Area 12,227 km2 (4,721 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2006)
2,150,700
66,700 (3.1%)
Information
Denomination Roman Catholic
Sui iuris church Latin Church
Rite Roman Rite
Cathedral Cathedral of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Huế
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Metropolitan Archbishop Francis Xavier(François Xavier in French) Lê Văn Hồng
Emeritus Bishops Etienne Nguyên Nhu Thê Archbishop Emeritus (1998-2012)
Website
Website of the Archdiocese

Archdiocese (Metropolitan) of Huế (Latin: Archidioecesis Huéensis) is a Roman Catholic Archdiocese in central Vietnam.

The creation of the diocese in its present form was declared on 24 November 1960. It covers an area of 12,227 km² and headed by Archbishop Francis Xavier Le Van Hong (from 2012), who was previously an Auxiliary bishop of Huế.

The suffragan dioceses are:

Immaculate Heart of Mary Cathedral in Huế has been assigned as the Cathedral of the Archdiocese.[1]

By 2004, the Archdiocese of Huế had about 65,770 Roman Catholics (3.3% of the population), 93 priests and 177 parishes.[2]

Ordinaries[edit]

  • François Pellerin, MEP, 1850–62
  • Joseph Sohier, MEP, 1862–76
  • Jean Pontvianne, MEP, 1877–79
  • Louis Caspar, MEP, 1880–1907
  • Eugène Allys, MEP, 190831
  • Alexandre Chabanon, MEP, 1931–36
  • François Lemasle, MEP, 1936–46
  • Jean-Baptiste Urrutia, MEP, 1948–60
  • Pierre Martin Ngô Đình Thục, 1960–68
  • Philippe Nguyên-Kim-Diên, 1968–88
  • Vacant (1988–98)
  • Etienne Nguyên Nhu Thê, 1998–2012
  • François Xavier Le Van Hong 2012–present

References[edit]

  1. ^ GCatholic.org
  2. ^ Catholic Hierarchy Directory profile of the Archdiocese of Huế

Coordinates: 16°28′00″N 107°34′59″E / 16.4667°N 107.5830°E / 16.4667; 107.5830