Roman Catholic Diocese of Niigata

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Coordinates: 37°55′29.18″N 139°2′19.86″E / 37.9247722°N 139.0388500°E / 37.9247722; 139.0388500

Diocese of Niigata

Dioecesis Niigataënsis

カトリック新潟教区
Catholic Niigata Cathedral.jpg
Cathedral of Christ the King
Location
CountryJapan
Ecclesiastical provinceTokyo
MetropolitanTokyo
Statistics
Area33,517 km2 (12,941 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
4,850,802
7,711 (0.2%)
Information
RiteLatin Rite
CathedralCathedral of Christ the King in Niigata
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopSede vacante
Metropolitan ArchbishopTarcisio Isao Kikuchi, S.V.D.
Map
Giappone - Diocesi di Niigata.png
Website
Website of the Diocese

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Niigata (Latin: Niigataën(sis), Japanese: カトリック新潟教区 ) is a diocese located in the city of Niigata in the Ecclesiastical province of Tokyo in Japan.

This diocese is well known because the apparitions of Our Lady of Akita were within its territory and Bishop John Shojiro Ito from this diocese initially approved the apparitions in 1984.[1]

The diocese's most recent Bishop, Tarcisio Isao Kikuchi, S.V.D.,[2] was made Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Tokyo on 15 October 2017.[2]

History[edit]

  • August 13, 1912: Established as Apostolic Prefecture of Niigata from the Diocese of Hakodate
  • April 16, 1962: Promoted as Diocese of Niigata

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