Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Medan

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Archdiocese of Medan

Archidioecesis Medanensis

Keuskupan Agung Medan
Location
CountryIndonesia
Ecclesiastical provinceMedan
Statistics
Area102,738 km2 (39,667 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
14,389,898
501,079 (3.5%)
Parishes53
Information
RiteLatin Rite
CathedralCathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Medan
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
Metropolitan ArchbishopKornelius Sipayung, O.F.M. Cap.
Vicar GeneralElias Semangat Sembiring, O.F.M. Cap.
Bishops emeritusAnicetus Bongsu Antonius Sinaga, O.F.M. Cap.
Archbishop Emeritus (2009-2018)
Alfred Gonti Pius Datubara Archbishop Emeritus (1976-2009)
Website
Website of the Archdiocese

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Medan (Latin: Medanen(sis)) is an archdiocese located in the city of Medan in Sumatra in Indonesia.

History[edit]

  • June 30, 1911: Established as the Apostolic Prefecture of Sumatra from the Apostolic Vicariate of Batavia
  • December 27, 1923: Renamed as Apostolic Prefecture of Padang
  • July 18, 1932: Promoted as Apostolic Vicariate of Padang
  • December 23, 1941: Renamed as Apostolic Vicariate of Medan
  • January 3, 1961: Promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Medan

Leadership[edit]

  • Archbishops of Medan (Roman rite)
  • Vicars Apostolic of Medan (Roman Rite)
    • Bishop Antoine Henri van den Hurk, O.F.M. Cap. (later Archbishop) (January 1, 1955 – January 3, 1961)
    • Bishop Mattia Leonardo Trudone Brans, O.F.M. Cap. (December 23, 1941 – 1954)
  • Vicars Apostolic of Padang (Roman Rite)
    • Bishop Mattia Leonardo Trudone Brans, O.F.M. Cap. (July 18, 1932 – December 23, 1941)
  • Prefects Apostolic of Padang (Roman Rite)
    • Bishop Mattia Leonardo Trudone Brans, O.F.M. Cap. (July 22, 1921 – July 18, 1932)
  • Prefects Apostolic of Sumatra (Roman Rite)

Suffragan dioceses[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Resignations and Appointments, 08.12.2018" (Press release). Holy See Press Office. 8 December 2018. Retrieved 8 December 2018.
  2. ^ "Rinunce e Nomine, 12.02.2009" (Press release) (in Italian). Holy See Press Office. 12 February 2009. Retrieved 7 December 2018.

Sources[edit]

Coordinates: 3°35′00″N 98°40′00″E / 3.5833°N 98.6667°E / 3.5833; 98.6667