Roman Catholic Diocese of Roermond
|Diocese of Roermond
Saint Christopher Cathedral
|Metropolitan||Archdiocese of Utrecht|
|Area||2,209 km2 (853 sq mi)|
|(as of 2010)
|Established||4 March 1853|
|Cathedral||Cathedral of Saint Christopher in Roermond|
|Metropolitan Archbishop||Cardinal Wim Eijk|
|Auxiliary Bishops||Everardus Johannes de Jong|
Location of the Diocese of Roermond
The Diocese of Roermond is a diocese of the Catholic Church in the Netherlands. The diocese is one of the seven Roman-Catholic dioceses suffragan to the Archdiocese of Utrecht. Originally established on 12 May 1559, the diocese was suppressed during the Napoleonic era. It was re-established by the Holy See in 1853. The territory of the diocese covers the Province of Limburg.
Its seat is St. Christopher Cathedral in Roermond. The diocese has roughly 817,000 registered Roman Catholics (about 72.3% of the population of Limburg). Roughly 3 percent of the population in the Diocese Roermond attends Mass on Sundays (as per official Church (KASKI) data). The Roermond diocese is one of the two in the Netherlands that is in a majority-Catholic region, as per the most recent KASKI data.
The Dean of Roermond is responsible for the parishes in that city and a few other municipalities in the diocese.
List of bishops
- Website of the diocese of Roermond
- GCatholic.org information
- Roermond - Catholic Encyclopedia article