Roman Catholic Diocese of Kyoto

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Diocese of Kyoto

Dioecesis Kyotensis

カトリック京都教区
Location
Country Japan
Ecclesiastical provinceOsaka 大阪
MetropolitanOsaka 大阪
Statistics
Area18,095 km2 (6,987 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
7,314,195
19,198 (0.3%)
Information
RiteLatin Rite
CathedralSt. Francis Xavier Cathedral, Kyoto
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopPaul Yoshinao Otsuka
Metropolitan ArchbishopLeo Jun Ikenaga
Bishops emeritusRaymond Ken’ichi Tanaka Bishop Emeritus (1976-1997)
Map
Giappone - Diocesi di Kyoto.png
Website
Website of the Diocese

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Kyoto (Latin: Kyoten(sis), Japanese: カトリック京都教区) is a diocese located in the city of Kyoto in the Ecclesiastical province of Osaka 大阪 in Japan.

History[edit]

  • June 17, 1937: Established as Apostolic Prefecture of Kyoto from the Diocese of Osaka
  • July 12, 1951: Promoted as Diocese of Kyoto

Leadership[edit]

  • Bishops of Kyoto (Roman rite)
    • Bishop Paul Yoshinao Otsuka (パウロ大塚喜直) (since 1997.03.03)
    • Bishop Raymond Ken’ichi Tanaka (ライムンド田中健一) (1976.07.08 – 1997.03.03)
    • Bishop Paul Yoshiyuki Furuya (パウロ古屋義之) (1951.07.12 – 1976.07.08)
  • Prefects Apostolic of Kyoto 京都 (Roman rite)
    • Bishop Paul Yoshiyuki Furuya (パウロ古屋義之) (1940 – 1951.07.12)
    • Bishop Patrick Joseph Byrne (パトリック・バーン / 방 파트리치오), M.M. (1937.03.19 – 1940.10.10)

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Coordinates: 35°00′35″N 135°46′09″E / 35.00972°N 135.76917°E / 35.00972; 135.76917