Diocese of Lapua

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Diocese of Lapua
Lapuan hiippakunta
Lapuan tuomiokirkko.jpg
Country Finland
Ecclesiastical province Turku & Finland
Metropolitan Archbishop of Turku & Finland
Parishes 49
Members 450000
Denomination Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland
Established 1956
Cathedral Lapua Cathedral
Current leadership
Bishop Simo Peura
Metropolitan Archbishop Kari Mäkinen

The Diocese of Lapua is one of nine dioceses within the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland. The diocese was founded in 1956 and its current bishop is Simo Peura.

The diocese attained national attention in September 2015, when Finnish media reported that the diocese had purchased a luxury penthouse apartment for the bishop's official residence. Due to the controversy, hundreds of Finns resigned from the church during the days following the media exposure.[1]

Bishops of Lapua[edit]

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