Roman Catholic Diocese of Saint Gallen

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Diocese of St. Gallen

Dioecesis Sancti Galli

Bistum Sankt Gallen
Stiftskirche St.Gallen.jpg
Cathedral of the Diocese
Location
CountrySwitzerland
MetropolitanImmediately Subject to the Holy See
Statistics
Area2,429 km2 (938 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2017)
650,134
261,690 (40.3%)
Parishes142
Information
DenominationRoman Catholic
RiteLatin
Established8 April 1847
CathedralAbbey of Saint Gall
Patron saintSaint Gall
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopMarkus Büchel
Emeritus BishopsIvo Fürer
Map
Map of the Diocese
Map of the Diocese
Website
Website of the Diocese

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Saint Gallen (Latin: Dioecesis Sancti Galli) is a Roman Catholic diocese in St. Gallen, Switzerland.

The diocese was created in 1847 from the territory of the episcopal see of Chur-St. Gallen. Much of the territory had earlier been part of the Diocese of Konstanz.

The St Gallen Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the see of the diocese.

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