Roman Catholic Diocese of Nakhon Sawan

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Diocese of Nakhon Sawan
Dioecesis Nakhonsauanensis
สังฆมณฑลนครสวรรค์
Location
Country Thailand
Ecclesiastical province Bangkok
Metropolitan Bangkok
Statistics
Area 93,547 km2 (36,119 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2006)
8.2 million
9,237 (0.1%)
Information
Rite Latin Rite
Cathedral St Anne's Cathedral in Nakhon Sawan
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Joseph Pibul Visitnondachai
Metropolitan Archbishop Kriengsak Kovitvanit
Map
Map

The (Roman Catholic) Diocese of Nakhon Sawan (Dioecesis Nakhonsauanensis, Thai: สังฆมณฑลนครสวรรค์) is located in central Thailand. It is a suffragan diocese of the archdiocese of Bangkok.

The diocese covers an area of 93,547 km², covering 13 provinces - Chainat, Kamphaeng Phet, Lopburi, Nakhon Sawan, Saraburi, Sukhothai, Tak, Uthai Thani, Uttaradit.

As of 2001, of the 8.2 million citizen 9,237 are member of the Catholic Church. It is divided into 28 parishes, having 27 priests altogether.

History[edit]

The diocese was erected on February 9, 1967, when it was split off from the archdiocese of Bangkok.

Cathedral[edit]

The St. Anna Cathedral is located in downtown Nakhon Sawan (15°41′37″N 100°7′13″E / 15.69361°N 100.12028°E / 15.69361; 100.12028).

Bishops[edit]

External links[edit]