Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Tokyo

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Archdiocese of Tokyo
Archidioecesis Tokiensis
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Country Japan
Ecclesiastical province Tokyo
Area 7,316 km2 (2,825 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2010)
96,157 (0.5%)
Rite Roman Rite
Cathedral St. Mary's Cathedral
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Metropolitan Archbishop Peter Takeo Okada
Auxiliary Bishops James Kazuo Koda
Vicar General James Kazuo Koda
Emeritus Bishops Paul Kazuhiro Mori Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus (1985-2000)
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Website of the Archdiocese

The Roman Catholic Metropolitan Archdiocese of Tokyo (Latin: Archidioecesis Tokiensis, Japanese: カトリック東京大司教区) is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in Japan. It was erected as the Apostolic Vicariate of Japan on May 1, 1846, by Pope Gregory XVI, and its name was later changed by Pope Pius IX to the Apostolic Vicariate of Northern Japan on May 22, 1876.

It was elevated to the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Tokyo by Pope Leo XIII on June 15, 1891, with the suffragan sees of Niigata, Saitama, Sapporo, Sendai, and Yokohama.

Peter Takeo Okada was appointed archbishop on February 17, 2000.

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Coordinates: 35°42′N 139°43′E / 35.700°N 139.717°E / 35.700; 139.717