Roman Catholic Diocese of Đà Lạt

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Diocese of Ðà Lat
Dioecesis Dalatensis
Giáo phận Ðà Lạt
Cathedral of Da Lat.jpg
Đa Lạt Cathedral
Location
Country  Vietnam
Ecclesiastical province Ho Chi Minh
Metropolitan Ho Chi Minh
Statistics
Area 9,764 km2 (3,770 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2006)
1,169,925
299,339 (25.6%)
Information
Denomination Roman Catholic
Sui iuris church Latin Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established 24 November 1960
Cathedral Cathedral of St Nicholas of Myra in Da Lat
Patron saint Saint Nicholas
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Antoine Vũ Huy Chương
Metropolitan Archbishop Paul Bùi Văn Đọc
Coadjutor Dominic Nguyen Van Manh[1]
Website
Website of the Diocese

The Diocese of Đà Lat (Latin: Dioecesis Dalatensis) is a Latin suffragan diocese of Roman Catholic church in the ecclesiastical province of the Metropolitan of the Archdiocese of Hanoi in southern Vietnam, yet depends on the missionary Roman Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples.

Its cathedral episcopal see is Nhà Thờ Chình Toà Thánh Nicola Bari, in the southern city of Da Lat, Lâm Đồng Province, Central Highlands.

Its present Bishop is Antoine Vũ Huy Chương.

Statistics and extent[edit]

As per 2014, it pastorally served 368,487 Catholics (27.8% of 1,325,000 total) on 9,764 km² in 87 parishes and 16 missions with 259 priests (143 diocesan, 116 religious), 1,413 lay religious (501 brothers, 912 sisters) and 69 seminarians. Many of its faithful belong to ethnic minorities.

History[edit]

Episcopal ordinaries[edit]

(all Roman Rite)

Suffragan Bishops of Đà Lat

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Coordinates: 11°56′11″N 108°26′15″E / 11.9365°N 108.4376°E / 11.9365; 108.4376