Roman Catholic Diocese of Saint-Claude

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Diocese of Saint-Claude

Dioecesis Sancti Claudii

Diocèse de Saint-Claude
Cathédrale à Saint-Claude.JPG
Location
Country France
Ecclesiastical provinceBesançon
MetropolitanArchdiocese of Besançon
Statistics
Area4,499 km2 (1,737 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 2014)
263,600
188,800 (71.6%)
Parishes67 'new parishes'
Information
DenominationCatholic Church
Sui iuris churchLatin Church
RiteRoman Rite
Established22 January 1742
CathedralCathedral of Sts. Peter, Paul and Andrew
Patron saintSt. Claudius of Besançon
Secular priests91 (diocesan)
7 (Religious Orders)
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopJean-Luc Gérard Garin
Metropolitan ArchbishopJean-Luc Bouilleret
Website
Website of the Diocese
Bishop Vincent Jordy

The Diocese of Saint-Claude (Latin: Dioecesis Sancti Claudii; French: Diocèse de Saint-Claude) is a Latin Church ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Catholic Church in France. The diocese corresponds in territory to the department of Jura. It was created in 1742,[1] as a smaller area, mostly consisting of some parishes previously controlled by the Abbey of Saint-Claude.[2] Under the Concordat of 1802 the diocese was suppressed and its territory included in the Archdiocese of Besançon; in 1822 it was again made an independent diocese.

The Diocese of Saint-Claude is a suffragan diocese in the ecclesiastical province of the metropolitan Archdiocese of Besançon, and formerly a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Lyon. Its cathedra is Saint-Claude Cathedral, in the episcopal see of Saint-Claude, Jura.

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  1. ^ Saint-Claude (Diocese) [Catholic-Hierarchy]
  2. ^ CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Saint-Claude
  3. ^ "Resignations and appointments, 04.11.2019" (Press release). Holy See Press Office. 26 October 2019. Retrieved 4 November 2019.

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Coordinates: 46°23′11″N 5°51′59″E / 46.38639°N 5.86639°E / 46.38639; 5.86639