Roman Catholic Diocese of Nakhon Ratchasima

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Diocese of Nakhon Rathasima
Dioecesis Nakhonratchasimaensis
สังฆมณฑลนครราชสีมา
Location
Country Thailand
Ecclesiastical province Thare and Nonseng
Metropolitan Thare and Nonseng
Statistics
Area 41,148 km2 (15,887 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2006)
5,200,000
5,429 (0.1%)
Information
Rite Latin Rite
Cathedral Our Lady of Lourdes Cathedral in Nakhon Ratchasima
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Joseph Chusak Sirisut
Metropolitan Archbishop Louis Chamniern Santisukniram
Map
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The (Roman Catholic) Diocese of Nakhon Ratchasima (Dioecesis Nakhonratchasimaensis, Thai: สังฆมณฑลนครราชสีมา) is located in the north-east of Thailand. It is a suffragan diocese of the Archdiocese of Thare and Nonseng.

The diocese covers an area of 41,148 km², covering 3 provinces of Thailand - Buriram, Chaiyaphum and Nakhon Ratchasima. As of 2001, of the 5.1 million citizen 5,204 are member of the Catholic Church. It is divided into 28 parishes, having 27 priests altogether.

History[edit]

The diocese was created on March 22, 1965, when the Vicariate Apostolic of Ubon was split. December 18, 1965 the Vicariate Apostolic of Nakhorn-Rajasima was elevated to a diocese.

Cathedral[edit]

The cathedral of the diocese is the Our Lady of Lourdes Cathedral (อาสนวิหารแม่พระประจักษ์ที่เมืองลูร์ด), located in the town Nakhon Ratchasima.14°58′24″N 102°4′42″E / 14.97333°N 102.07833°E / 14.97333; 102.07833

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