Roman Catholic Diocese of Chartres

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Diocese of Chartres

Dioecesis Carnutensis

Diocèse de Chartres
Chartres Cathedrale 01.jpg
Location
CountryFrance
Ecclesiastical provinceTours
Statistics
Area5,939 km2 (2,293 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 2013)
298,000
427,800 (69.7%)
Information
DenominationCatholic Church
Sui iuris churchLatin Church
RiteRoman Rite
Established3rd Century
CathedralCathedral Basilica of Notre Dame in Chartres
Patron saintAssumption of Mary
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopPhilippe Christory
Metropolitan ArchbishopBernard-Nicolas Jean-Marie Aubertin
Website
Website of the Diocese

The Diocese of Chartres (Latin: Dioecesis Carnutensis; French: Diocèse de Chartres) is a Latin Church ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Catholic Church in France.[1][2]

The diocese is a suffragan in the ecclesiastical province of the metropolitan Archdiocese of Tours.[3]

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Chartres has been a site of Christian pilgrimage since the Middle Ages. The poet Charles Péguy (1873–1914) revived the pilgrimage route between Paris and Chartres before the First World War. After the war, some students carried on the pilgrimage in his memory. Since the 1980s, the association Notre-Dame de Chrétienté,[4] with offices in Versailles, has organized the annual 100-km pilgrimage on foot from the cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris to the cathedral of Notre-Dame de Chartres. About 15,000 pilgrims, mostly young families from all over France, participate every year.

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Coordinates: 48°26′51″N 1°29′23″E / 48.44750°N 1.48972°E / 48.44750; 1.48972