Roman Catholic Diocese of Sintang

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Diocese of Sintang
Dioecesis Sintangensis
Keuskupan Sintang
Location
Country Indonesia
Ecclesiastical province Pontianak
Metropolitan Pontianak
Statistics
Area 62,103 km2 (23,978 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2010)
731,000
215,551 (29.5%)
Parishes 36
Information
Rite Latin Rite
Cathedral Cathedral of Christ the King in Sintang Regency
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Vacant see (sede vacante)
Metropolitan Archbishop Agustinus Agus (appointed June 3, 2014; installation pending; formerly Bishop of Sintang)[1]
Vicar General Leonardus Miau
Website
Website of the Diocese

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Sintang (Latin: Sintangen(sis)) is a diocese located in the city of Sintang in the Ecclesiastical province of Pontianak in Indonesia.

History[edit]

  • March 11, 1948: Established as the Apostolic Prefecture of Sintang from the Apostolic Vicariate of Pontianak
  • April 23, 1956: Promoted as Apostolic Vicariate of Sintang
  • January 3, 1961: Promoted as Diocese of Sintang

Leadership[edit]

  • Bishops of Sintang (Roman rite)
  • Prefects Apostolic of Sintang (Roman Rite)
    • Fr. Lambert van Kessel, S.M.M. (later Bishop) (Apostolic Administrator April 23, 1956 – May 16, 1961)
    • Fr. Lambert van Kessel, S.M.M. (later Bishop) (June 4, 1948 – April 23, 1956)

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