Roman Catholic Diocese of Namur

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Diocese of Namur
Dioecesis Namurcensis
Diocèse de Namur (French)
Bistum Namur (German)
Bisdom Namen (Dutch)
Cathédrale Saint Aubain vue en hauteur.JPG
Location
Country Belgium
Ecclesiastical province Mechelen-Brussels
Metropolitan Archdiocese of Mechelen-Brussels
Statistics
Area 8,100 km2 (3,100 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2013)
751,000
568,000 (75.6%)
Information
Denomination Roman Catholic
Sui iuris church Latin Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established 12 May 1559
Cathedral St Aubin's Cathedral in Namur, Belgium
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Rémy Vancottem
Metropolitan Archbishop André-Joseph Léonard
Auxiliary Bishops Pierre Warin
Map
The Diocese of Namur, coextensive with the two provinces of Namur and Luxembourg
The Diocese of Namur, coextensive with the two provinces of Namur and Luxembourg
Website
Website of the Diocese

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Namur is a diocese of the Latin Rite of the Roman Catholic Church in Belgium.[1] It is a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Mechelen-Brussel.[2]

Bishops of Namur[edit]

Bishops of the first diocese[edit]

Bishops since 1802[edit]

  • Claude de Bexon (25 May 1802 - 15 Sep 1803 )
  • Nicolas-Alexis Ondenard ( 1828 - 1830 )
  • Jean Arnold Barret (15 Apr 1833 - 31 Jul 1835 )
  • Nicolas-Joseph Dehesselle (1 Feb 1836 - 1865 )
  • Victor-Auguste-Isidor Deschamps, C.SS.R. (25 Sep 1865 - 20 Dec 1867 )
  • Théodore-Joseph Gravez (20 Dec 1867 - 1883 Died)
  • Pierre-Lambert Goosens (16 Jul 1883 - 24 Mar 1884 )
  • Édouard-Joseph Belin (27 Mar 1884 - 1892 )
  • Jean-Baptiste Decrolière ( 1892 - 1899 )
  • Thomas Louis Heylen, O. Praem. (23 Oct 1899 - 28 Oct 1941 )
  • André Marie Charue (12 Dec 1941 - 24 Jun 1974 )
  • Robert-Joseph Mathen (24 Jun 1974 - 7 Feb 1991 )
  • Andre-Mutien Leonard (7 Feb 1991 - 18 Jan 2010)
  • Rémy Victor Vancottem (31 May 2010 - )

References[edit]

  1. ^ Namur - Catholic Encyclopedia article
  2. ^ Diocese of Namur {Namen} from catholic-hierarchy.org

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainHerbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "article name needed". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 50°27′49″N 4°51′33″E / 50.463583°N 4.859234°E / 50.463583; 4.859234