Roman Catholic Diocese of Sandakan

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Diocese of Sandakan
Dioecesis Sandakaanus
Keuskupan Sandakan
Location
Country Malaysia
Ecclesiastical province Kota Kinabalu
Metropolitan Kota Kinabalu
Statistics
Area 43,657 km2 (16,856 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2015)
1,126,662
54,194
Information
Rite Latin
Established 16 July 2007
Cathedral Cathedral of St Mary in Sandakan
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Datuk Julius Dusin Gitom
Metropolitan Archbishop Datuk John Wong Soo Kau

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Sandakan (Dioecesis Sandakaanus) is located in east Malaysia. It is a suffragan diocese of the Archdiocese of Kota Kinabalu. The diocese is subdivided into 4 parishes.

History[edit]

The diocese was created on 16 July 2007, from some territory of the diocese of Kota Kinabalu. Julius Dusin Gitom was appointed as the first bishop of the diocese. The diocese covers the Sandakan and Tawau Divisions of Sabah State.[1]

List of parishes[edit]

There are 6 parishes located in the Diocese of Sandakan.

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