Roman Catholic Diocese of Mende

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Diocese of Mende
Dioecesis Mimatensis
Diocèse de Mende
Cathedrale Mende.jpg
Country France
Ecclesiastical province Montpellier
Metropolitan Archdiocese of Montpellier
Area 5,180 km2 (2,000 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
58,000 (78.6%)
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Roman Rite
Established 3rd Century
Cathedral Cathedral Basilica of Notre Dame and St Privat in Mende
Patron saint Saint Privat
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop François Jacolin
Metropolitan Archbishop Pierre-Marie Carré
Emeritus Bishops Paul Bertrand Bishop Emeritus (1989-2001)
Website of the Diocese

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Mende (Latin: Diocoesis Mimatensis), is a diocese of the Latin Rite of the Roman Catholic Church in France. The diocese covers the department of Lozère.

A suffragan of Bourges under the ancien régime, it was re-established by the Concordat of 1801 as a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Lyons and united with the department of Ardèche, which however it lost again in 1822 by the creation of the Diocese of Viviers, when Mende became suffragan to Albi. On December 16, 2002, Mende was made a suffragan to Montpellier. It has its seat at Mende Cathedral.

St Privatus, patron of the diocese
Bishop François Joseph Marie Jacolin

List of bishops[edit]

Pre-Revolutionary (selected only)[edit]

Post-Revolutionary (complete)[edit]


Coordinates: 44°31′19″N 3°29′50″E / 44.52194°N 3.49722°E / 44.52194; 3.49722