Roman Catholic Diocese of Saitama

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Coordinates: 35°51′40″N 139°38′39″E / 35.8611°N 139.6442°E / 35.8611; 139.6442

Diocese of Saitama
Dioecesis Saitamaensis
カトリックさいたま教区
Location
Country Japan
Ecclesiastical province Tokyo
Metropolitan Tokyo
Statistics
Area 22,604 km2 (8,727 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2010)
14,139,486
100,477 (0.7%)
Information
Rite Latin Rite
Cathedral Cathedral of St Theresa of the Child Jesus in Urawa, Saitama
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Sede Vacante
Metropolitan Archbishop Peter Takeo Okada
Apostolic Administrator Peter Takeo Okada
Emeritus Bishops Marcellino Taiji Tani Bishop Emeritus (2000-2013)
Map
Giappone - Diocesi di Saitama.png
Website
Website of the Diocese

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Saitama (Latin: Saitamaen(sis), Japanese: カトリックさいたま教区) is a diocese located in the city of Saitama in the Ecclesiastical province of Tokyo in Japan.

History[edit]

  • January 4, 1939: Established as Apostolic Prefecture of Urawa from the Diocese of Yokohama
  • December 16, 1957: Promoted as Diocese of Urawa
  • March 31, 2003: Renamed as Diocese of Saitama

Leadership[edit]

  • Bishops of Saitama (Roman rite)
    • Bishop Marcellino Taiji Tani (マルセリーノ谷大二) (since 2000.05.10)Resigned July 27, 2013. Archbishop Okada named Apostolic Administrator
  • Bishops of Urawa (Roman rite)
  • Prefects Apostolic of Urawa (Roman rite)

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