Roman Catholic Diocese of Saint-Claude

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Diocese of Saint-Claude
Dioecesis Sancti Claudii
Diocèse de Saint-Claude
Cathédrale à Saint-Claude.JPG
Country  France
Ecclesiastical province Besançon
Metropolitan Archdiocese of Besançon
Area 4,499 km2 (1,737 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2014)
188,800 (71.6%)
Parishes 67 'new parishes'
Denomination Roman Catholic
Sui iuris church Latin Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established 22 January 1742
Cathedral Cathedral of Sts. Peter, Paul and Andrew
Patron saint St. Claudius of Besançon
Secular priests 91 (diocesan)
7 (Religious Orders)
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Vincent Jordy
Metropolitan Archbishop Jean-Luc Bouilleret
Website of the Diocese
Bishop Vincent Jordy

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Saint-Claude (Latin: Dioecesis Sancti Claudii; French: Diocèse de Saint-Claude) is a diocese of the Latin Rite of the Roman Catholic Church in France. The diocese corresponds in territory to the department of Jura. It was created in 1742,[1] as a smaller area, mostly consisting of some parishes previously controlled by the Abbey of Saint-Claude.[2] Under the Concordat of 1802 the diocese was suppressed and its territory included in the Archdiocese of Besançon; in 1822 it was again made an independent diocese.

The diocese of Saint-Claude is a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Besançon, having in the past been a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Lyon. Its see is Saint-Claude Cathedral.


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Coordinates: 46°23′11″N 5°51′59″E / 46.38639°N 5.86639°E / 46.38639; 5.86639