Roman Catholic Diocese of Chalan Kanoa

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Diocese of Chalan Kanoa
Dioecesis Vialembensis
Saipan Mount Carmel Cathedral.JPG
Location
Country  United States
Territory Northern Mariana Islands Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
Ecclesiastical province Agaña
Statistics
Area 184 sq mi (480 km2)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2006)
71,850
43,000 (59.8%)
Parishes 12
Information
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Roman Rite
Established 8 November 1984 (32 years ago)
Cathedral Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cathedral
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Ryan Pagente Jimenez
Emeritus Bishops Tomas Aguon Camacho
Map
Diocese of Chalan Kanoa map.png
Website
http://rcdck.org

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Chalan Kanoa (Latin: Dioecesis Vialembensis) is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Catholic Church in the United States. It comprises the territory of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and is a suffragan of the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Agaña. The diocese was canonically erected on 8 November 1984 by Pope John Paul II. Its territories were taken from the archdiocese based in Guam.[1]

The Diocese of Chalan Kanoa is led by a prelate bishop who pastors the mother church, the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cathedral on Saipan.

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Coordinates: 15°10′27″N 145°44′56″E / 15.17417°N 145.74889°E / 15.17417; 145.74889