Roman Catholic Diocese of Bruges

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Diocese of Bruges
Dioecesis Brugensis
Diocèse de Bruges (French)
Bistum Brügge (German)
Bisdom Brugge (Dutch)
Turm St Salvator.JPG
Location
Country Belgium
Ecclesiastical province Mechelen-Brussels
Metropolitan Archdiocese of Mechelen-Brussels
Statistics
Area 3,145 km2 (1,214 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2012)
1,173,440
960,000 (81.8%)
Information
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Roman Rite
Established 27 May 1834
Cathedral St. Salvator's Cathedral in Bruges
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Jozef De Kesel
Metropolitan Archbishop André-Joseph Léonard
Emeritus Bishops Roger Vangheluwe, Bishop Emeritus (1984-2010)
Map
The diocese of Bruges, coextensive with the province of West Flanders
The diocese of Bruges, coextensive with the province of West Flanders

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Bruges, (Brugge) is a diocese of the Roman Catholic church in Belgium. The diocese was restored after the French Revolution in 1834.[1] Its territory coincides with West Flanders. It is a suffragan of the archdiocese of Mechelen-Brussels. Its see is Sint-Salvator Cathedral.

History[edit]

The earlier diocese of Bruges existed from 1558.

Bishops[edit]

Franciscus-Renatus Boussen, eighteenth bishop of Brugge

External links[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Diocese of Brugge {Bruges}". Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved 23 January 2015. 

Coordinates: 51°12′18″N 3°13′21″E / 51.204977°N 3.222416°E / 51.204977; 3.222416