Roman Catholic Diocese of Saint Joseph at Irkutsk

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Diocese of Saint Joseph at Irkutsk

Dioecesis Ircutscana Sancti Iosephi

Епархия Святого Иосифа в Иркутске
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Location
CountryRussia
MetropolitanRoman Catholic Archdiocese of Mother of God at Moscow
Statistics
Area9,960,000 km2 (3,850,000 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
15,500,000
52,000 (0.3%)
Information
RiteLatin Rite
CathedralCathedral of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopCyryl Klimowicz
Map
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The Roman Catholic Diocese of Saint Joseph at Irkutsk (Latin: Ircutscana Sancti Iosephi) is a diocese located in the city of Irkutsk, which is part of the ecclesiastical province of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Mother of God at Moscow in Russia. The Diocese of Irkutsk is in fact the largest geographical Catholic bishopric on earth, covering an area of 9,960,000 km2. The Catholic population of the diocese is estimated to be about 53,000 souls. It has 42 parishes served by about 42 priests. The bishop is Cyryl Klimowicz, a Pole. The diocese is divided into five deaneries. Irkutsk, Krasnoyarsk, Yakutsk, Vladivostok and Magadan.

History[edit]

  • May 18, 1999: Established as Apostolic Administration of Siberia Orientale from Apostolic Administration of Siberia
  • February 11, 2002: Promoted as Diocese of Saint Joseph (located at San Giuseppe an Irkutsk)

Special churches[edit]

Episcopal ordinaries[edit]

(all Roman Rite)

Apostolic Administrators of Siberia Orientale[edit]

Bishops of Saint Joseph at Irkutsk[edit]

  1. Jerzy Mazur, SVD (11 February 2002 – 17 April 2003)
  2. Cyryl Klimowicz (17 April 2003 – )

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