Roman Catholic Diocese of Mandeville

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Diocese of Mandeville
Dioecesis Mandevillensis
Country  Jamaica
Territory Manchester
St. Elizabeth
Ecclesiastical province Kingston in Jamaica
Coordinates 18°02′14″N 77°30′50″W / 18.0371°N 77.5140°W / 18.0371; -77.5140
Area 3,282 km2 (1,267 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2014)
5,925 (1.0%)
Parishes 20
Churches 17 (and 8 missions)
Schools 18
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Latin Rite
Established 15 April 1991 (26 years ago)
Cathedral St. Paul of the Cross Cathedral
Patron saint Our Lady of Holy Hope
Secular priests 17/18
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Metropolitan Archbishop Kenneth Richards
Apostolic Administrator Charles Dufou
Emeritus Bishops Gordon Bennett, SJ
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Diocesan website

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Mandeville is a Latin suffragan bishopric in the ecclesiastical province of the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Kingston in Jamaica, yet depends on the missionary Roman Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples.

Its cathedral episcopal see is the St. Paul of the Cross Pro-Cathedral, in Mandeville, Jamaica, administrative (civil) Manchester Parish, in west-central Jamaica along the southern coast.

The see is currently vacant, under a temporary Apostolic administrator.


Erected on 15 April 1991, as the Apostolic Vicariate of Mandeville, on territories split off from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Kingston in Jamaica and Diocese of Montego Bay.

It was elevated on 21 November 1997 as Diocese of Mandeville. [1]


As per 2014, it pastorally served 5,925 Catholics (1.0% of 586,200 total) on 3,282 km² in 20 parishes with 19 priests (17 diocesan, 2 religious), 6 deacons and 29 lay religious (6 brothers, 23 sisters).[1]

Episcopal ordinaries[edit]

(all Roman Rite; so far missionary members of a Latin congregation) [1]

Apostolic Vicar of Mandeville
Suffragan Bishops of Mandeville

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