Roman Catholic Diocese of Oran

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Diocese of Oran
Dioecesis Oranensis
Dioc Oran.PNG
Map of the Diocese of Oran
Location
Country Algeria
Ecclesiastical province Alger
Metropolitan Oran
Statistics
Area 77,353 km2 (29,866 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2013)
8,645,000
5,000 (0.1%)
Information
Rite Roman
Established July 25, 1866 (1866-07-25)
Cathedral St. Mary's Cathedral, Oran
Secular priests 14
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Jean-Paul Vesco
Metropolitan Archbishop Paul Jacques Marie Desfarges
Website
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The Roman Catholic Diocese of Oran (Latin: Dioecesis Oranensis) is a Roman Catholic diocese in the Ecclesiastical province of Algiers in Algeria.

History[edit]

July 25, 1866: Established as Diocese of Oran from the Diocese of Algiers.

Special churches[edit]

The seat of the bishop is Cathédrale Sainte-Marie in Oran.

Ordinaries[edit]

Bishops of Oran[edit]

  1. Jean-Baptiste-Irénée Callot (January 12, 1867 (1867-01-12) – November 1, 1875 (1875-11-01))
  2. Louis-Joseph-Marie-Ange Vigne (March 1, 1876 (1876-03-01) – February 27, 1880 (1880-02-27))
  3. Pierre-Marie-Etienne-Gustave Ardin (February 12, 1880 (1880-02-12) – March 27, 1884 (1884-03-27))
  4. Noël-Mathieu-Victor-Marie Gaussail (January 10, 1884 (1884-01-10) – June 10, 1886 (1886-06-10))
  5. Géraud-Marie Soubrier (March 2, 1886 (1886-03-02) – March 24, 1898 (1898-03-24))
  6. Edouard-Adolphe Cantel (July 8, 1898 (1898-07-08) – December 10, 1910 (1910-12-10))
  7. Pierre-Firmin Capmartin (February 19, 1911 (1911-02-19) – December 25, 1914 (1914-12-25))
  8. Christophe-Louis Légasse (December 6, 1915 (1915-12-06) – August 13, 1920 (1920-08-13))
  9. Léon-Auguste-Marie-Joseph Durand (October 11, 1920 (1920-10-11) – March 20, 1945 (1945-03-20))
  10. Bertrand Lacaste (December 29, 1945 (1945-12-29) – November 30, 1972 (1972-11-30))
  11. Henri Teissier (November 30, 1972 (1972-11-30) – December 20, 1980 (1980-12-20))
  12. Pierre Lucien Claverie, OP (May 25, 1981 (1981-05-25) – August 1, 1996 (1996-08-01))
  13. Alphonse Georger (July 10, 1998 – December 1, 2012)
  14. Jean-Paul Vesco, OP (December 1, 2012 (2012-12-01) – )

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Coordinates: 35°41′N 0°37′W / 35.683°N 0.617°W / 35.683; -0.617