Diocese of Espoo

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Diocese of Espoo
Espoon hiippakunta
Coat of arms of the Diocese of Espoo.svg
Coat of arms of the Diocese of Espoo
Country Finland
Ecclesiastical province Turku & Finland
Metropolitan Archbishop of Turku & Finland
Parishes 25
Members 550 000
Denomination Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland
Established 2004
Cathedral Espoo Cathedral
Current leadership
Bishop Tapio Luoma
Metropolitan Archbishop Kari Mäkinen
Coat of arms of the Diocese of Espoo.svg

The Diocese of Espoo (Finnish Espoon hiippakunta) is the newest of the nine dioceses of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland. The diocese came into existence in 2004 after the Diocese of Helsinki was split in two. The seat of the diocese is the Espoo Cathedral and its first bishop was Mikko Heikka. In November 2011 Tapio Luoma was elected as the new bishop, and succeeded Heikka in February 2012.

List of Bishops[edit]

  • Mikko Heikka 2004 - 2011
  • Tapio Luoma 2011 - present

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