Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Osaka

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Coordinates: 34°40′43.71″N 135°31′39.18″E / 34.6788083°N 135.5275500°E / 34.6788083; 135.5275500

Archdiocese of Osaka
Archidioecesis Osakensis
カトリック大阪大司教区
Location
Country Japan
Ecclesiastical province Osaka
Statistics
Area 15,000 km2 (5,800 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
15,502,027
55,732 (0.4%)
Information
Rite Latin Rite
Cathedral Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Osaka
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Metropolitan Archbishop Thomas Aquino Manyo Maeda
Auxiliary Bishops Michael Gorō Matsuura
Emeritus Bishops Paul Hisao Yasuda Archbishop Emeritus (1978-1997), Leo Jun IkenagaArchbishop Emeritus (1997-2014)
Map
Giappone - Arcidiocesi di Osaka.png
Website
Website of the Archdiocese

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Osaka (Latin: Osaken(sis), Japanese: カトリック大阪大司教区) is an archdiocese located in the city of Osaka in Japan.

History[edit]

  • March 20, 1888: Established as Apostolic Vicariate of Central Japan from the Apostolic Vicariate of Southern Japan
  • June 15, 1891: Promoted as Diocese of Osaka
  • June 24, 1969: Promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Osaka

Leadership[edit]

  • Archbishops of Osaka (Roman rite)
    • Archbishop Thomas Aquino Manyo Maeda (トマスアクィナス前田万葉) (since August 20, 2014)
    • Archbishop Leo Jun Ikenaga (レオ池長 潤), S.J. (May 10, 1997 – August 20, 2014)
    • Archbishop Paul Hisao Yasuda (パウロ安田久雄) (November 15, 1978 – May 10, 1997)
    • Cardinal Paul Yoshigoro Taguchi (パウロ田口芳五郎) (June 24, 1969 – February 23, 1978)
  • Bishops of Osaka 大阪 (Roman rite)
    • Cardinal Paul Yoshigoro Taguchi (パウロ田口芳五郎) (1941.11.25 – 1969.06.24)
    • Bishop Jean-Baptiste Castanier (ジャン・バティスト・カスタニエ), M.E.P. (1918.07.06 – 1940.12.03)
    • Bishop Jules-Auguste Chatron (ジェル・オーグスト・シャトロン), M.E.P. (1896.07.22 – 1917.05.07)
    • Bishop Henri-Caprais Vasselon (アンリ・ヴァスロン), M.E.P. (1893.08.18 – 1896.03.07)
    • Bishop Félix-Nicolas-Joseph Midon (フェリックス・ニコラス・ミドン), M.E.P. (1891.06.15 – 1893.04.12)
  • Vicars Apostolic of Central Japan (Roman rite)
    • Bishop Félix-Nicolas-Joseph Midon (フェリックス・ニコラス・ミドン), M.E.P. (1888.03.23 – 1891.06.15)

Suffragan dioceses[edit]

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