Roman Catholic Diocese of Saint-Denis de La Réunion

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Diocese of Saint-Denis de La Réunion

Dioecesis Sancti Dionysii Reunionis

Diocèse de Saint-Denis de La Réunion
SaintDenisRéunion Cathedral.jpg
Location
Country Réunion, France
MetropolitanImmediately Subject to the Holy See
Statistics
Area2,600 km2 (1,000 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2010)
806,000
644,000 (79.9%)
Information
DenominationCatholic
Sui iuris churchLatin Church
RiteRoman Rite
Established1712 (As Prefecture Apostolic of Islands of the Indian Ocean)
1818 (As Prefecture Apostolic of Bourbon)
27 September 1850 (As Diocese of Saint-Denis-de-La Réunion)
CathedralCathedral of Saint Denis in Saint-Denis, Réunion
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopGilbert Aubry
Website
http://www.eglisealareunion.org/

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Saint-Denis de La Réunion (Latin: Dioecesis Sancti Dionysii Reunionis; French: Diocèse de Saint-Denis de La Réunion) is a diocese of the Catholic Church located on the island of Réunion. It is immediately subject to the Holy See. As such, it is not part of an ecclesiastical province, but is a member of the Episcopal Conference of the Indian Ocean (with Comoros, Mauritius and Seychelles). The cathedral church of the diocese is the Cathedral of Saint-Denis (French: Cathédrale de Saint-Denis de La Réunion) located in Saint-Denis.

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(all Roman Rite)

Apostolic Prefects of Islands of the Indian Ocean

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Apostolic Prefect of Bourbon
  • Gabriel-Henri-Jérôme de Solages (1829 – 1832.12.08), later first Apostolic Prefect of daughter jurisdiction South Seas Islands (New Zealand) (1830 – 1832.12.08)
Exempt Bishops of Saint-Denis-de-La Réunion

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Coordinates: 20°52′59″S 55°27′00″E / 20.88306°S 55.45000°E / -20.88306; 55.45000