Roman Catholic Diocese of Bethlehem

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Diocese of Bethlehem
Dioecesis Bethlehemensis
Location
Country South Africa
Metropolitan Bloemfontein
Statistics
Area 34,965 km2 (13,500 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2006)
77,600
946,000 (8.2%)
Information
Rite Latin Rite
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Jan de Groef, M. Afr.

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Bethlehem (Latin: Bethlehemen(sis)) is a diocese located in the city of Bethlehem in the Ecclesiastical province of Bloemfontein in South Africa.

History[edit]

  • February 12, 1948: Established as Apostolic Vicariate of Bethlehem from the Apostolic Vicariate of Kroonstad
  • January 11, 1951: Promoted as Diocese of Bethlehem

Special churches[edit]

The Cathedral is the Cathedral of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Bethlehem.

Leadership[edit]

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Source[edit]

Coordinates: 28°14′00″S 28°18′00″E / 28.2333°S 28.3000°E / -28.2333; 28.3000