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
Country Belgium
Ecclesiastical province Mechelen-Brussels
Metropolitan Archdiocese of Mechelen-Brussels
Area 3,145 km2 (1,214 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2012)
960,000 (81.8%)
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)
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.


The earlier diocese of Bruges existed from 1558.


Franciscus-Renatus Boussen, eighteenth bishop of Brugge

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Diocese of Brugge {Bruges}". 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