Roman Catholic Diocese of Ban Mê Thuột

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Diocese of Ban Mê Thuột
Dioecesis Banmethuotensis
Giáo phận Ban Mê Thuột
Country Vietnam
Ecclesiastical province Huê
Metropolitan Huê
Area 24,462 km2 (9,445 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2012)
388,615 (14.5%)
Parishes 98
Denomination Roman Catholic
Sui iuris church Latin Church
Rite Roman Rite
Cathedral Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Buôn Ma Thuột
Current leadership
Pope Francis
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.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 12°40′51″N 108°02′42″E / 12.6808°N 108.0450°E / 12.6808; 108.0450