Roman Catholic Diocese of Kaohsiung

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Diocese of Kaohsiung
Dioecesis Kaohsiungensis
天主教高雄教區
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Location
Country Taiwan
Ecclesiastical province Taipei
Metropolitan Taipei
Statistics
Area 5,723 km2 (2,210 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2011)
3,646,992
45,950 (1.3%)
Information
Denomination Roman Catholic
Sui iuris church Latin Church
Rite Roman Rite
Cathedral Holy Rosary Cathedral, Kaohsiung
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Peter Liu Cheng-chung
Metropolitan Archbishop John Hung Shan-chuan
Map
Taiwan - Diocesi di Kaohsiung.png
Website
Website of the Diocese

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Kaohsiung (Lat: Dioecesis Kaohsiungensis) is a diocese of the Latin Rite of the Roman Catholic Church in Taiwan.

The diocese has the distinction of being the first Catholic ecclesiastical territory erected on the island of Taiwan. Created as the Apostolic Prefecture of the Island of Formosa in 1913, the name was changed to the Apostolic Prefecture of Kaohsiung in 1949. In 1961, the Prefecture was elevated to a full diocese, and became a suffragan to the Archdiocese of Taipei.

The current bishop is Peter Liu Cheng-chung, appointed in January 2006. In November of 2009, he was given the "ad personam" (personal) title of archbishop by Pope Benedict XVI.

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