Roman Catholic Diocese of Long Xuyên

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Diocese of Long Xuyên
Dioecesis Longxuyensis
Giáo phận Long Xuyên
Nhà thờ chính tòa thành phố Long Xuyên.jpg
Long Xuyên Cathedral
Location
Country Vietnam
Ecclesiastical province Ho Chi Minh
Metropolitan Ho Chi Minh
Statistics
Area 10,243 km2 (3,955 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
3,995,339
234,360 (5.9%)
Information
Denomination Roman Catholic
Sui iuris church Latin Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established 24 November 1960
Cathedral Cathedral of the Queen of Peace in Long Xuyên
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Joseph Trân Xuân Tiéu
Metropolitan Archbishop Paul Bui Van Đoc
Auxiliary Bishops Joseph Tran Văn Toan
Emeritus Bishops Jean-Baptiste Bui Tuân Bishop Emeritus (1997-2003)
Website
Website of the Diocese

The diocese of Long Xuyên (Latin: Dioecesis Longxuyensis) is a Roman Catholic diocese of Vietnam. The bishop is Joseph Trân Xuân Tiéu, since 2003.

The creation of the diocese in present form was declared November 24, 1960.

The diocese covers an area of 10,243 km², and is a suffragan diocese of the Archdiocese of Ho Chi Minh city.

By 2004, the diocese of Long Xuyên had about 234,360 believers (5.9% of the population), 189 priests and 113 parishes.[1]

Queen of Peace Cathedral in Long Xuyên town has been assigned as the Cathedral of the diocese.[2]

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Coordinates: 10°22′53″N 105°26′23″E / 10.3814°N 105.4398°E / 10.3814; 105.4398