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Diocese of Hiroshima

Dioecesis Hiroshimaensis



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Bishop(s)

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Elevated: 30 June 1959
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Osaka
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Japan
  • Square Kilometers: 3,180 (1,228 Square Miles)
  • Official Web Site: http://hiroshima.catholic.jp/
  • Mailing Address: Bishop's House, 4-42 nobori-cho, Naka-ku, Hiroshima-shi 730-0016, Japan
  • Telephone: (082)221.6017
  • Fax: 221.6019

Historical Details


Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
Vicariate Apostolic of Hiroshima
4 May 1923ErectedDiocese of Osaka Vicariate Apostolic of Hiroshima (erected)
Diocese of Hiroshima
30 June 1959ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Hiroshima Diocese of Hiroshima

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Vicariate Apostolic of Hiroshima
19504,6707,000,000.1%22628166860ap1951
Diocese of Hiroshima
19707,129,017.0%18729007827430ap1971
198019,6127,553,148.3%1677932108829340ap1981
199020,3407,767,336.3%1771882318327646ap1991
199919,5697,762,215.3%2076962038526846ap2000
200019,9577,759,992.3%2170912197927446ap2001
200121,2047,732,440.3%2172932288226446ap2002
200221,3047,732,499.3%1964832567326346ap2003
200321,3187,724,880.3%2067872457625146ap2004
200421,7017,718,391.3%1964832617324447ap2005
200621,4967,677,735.3%2256782756423347ap2007

Note: Any changes in boundaries over time are not indicated in the above table.


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Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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