Roman Catholic Diocese of Ban Mê Thuột
|Diocese of Ban Mê Thuột
Giáo phận Ban Mê Thuột
|Area||24,462 km2 (9,445 sq mi)|
|(as of 2012)
|Sui iuris church||Latin Church|
|Cathedral||Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Buôn Ma Thuột|
|Bishop||Vincent Nguyên Văn Ban|
|Metropolitan Archbishop||François Xavier Lê Văn Hông|
|Website of the Diocese|
Diocese of Ban Mê Thuột (Latin: Dioecesis Banmethuotensis) is a Roman Catholic diocese of Vietnam in the city of Buôn Ma Thuột (f.k.a. Ban Mê Thuột) in Đắk Lắk Province of the Central Highlands region. Joseph Nguyễn Tích Đức retired as bishop in 2007, and died as Bishop Emeritus on Monday, 23 May 2011, aged 73.
The Diocese of Ban Mê Thuôt was erected on 22 June 1967 by Pope Paul VI with territory from the dioceses of Đà Lạt and Kontum. It is a suffragan diocese of the Archdiocese of Huế. More than 10% of the two million people living in its area are Roman Catholics. Many of them belong to ethnic minorities.
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