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Diocese of

Hiroshima 広島

Japan Japan

Continent: South and East Asia

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 31,819 km²

Population: 20,672 Catholics (0.3% of 7,557,000 total) (2015)

Ecclesiastical Province: Osaka 大阪

Neighbouring Dioceses: Oita 大分 (↙), Fukuoka 福岡 (↙), Busan 부산 (←), Osaka 大阪 (→), Takamatsu 高松 (↘)

Depends on: Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

Cathedral Dedication Anniversary: August 6

Statistics: 47 parishes, 56 priests (18 diocesan, 38 religious), 242 lay religious (45 brothers, 197 sisters), 4 seminarians (2015)

Website: Link

History

Papal Visits


Special Churches

All Churches (49)

Oita 大分 (↙), Fukuoka 福岡 (↙), Busan 부산 (←), Osaka 大阪 (→), Takamatsu 高松 (↘)

Present Prelates

Bishop (2016.06.28 – ...):Bishop Alexis Mitsuru Shirahama, P.S.S. (55)Bishop Alexis Mitsuru Shirahama (アレキシオ白浜 満), P.S.S. (55)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Hiroshima 広島 (Roman Rite)

Bishop Alexis Mitsuru Shirahama, P.S.S. (55)Bishop Alexis Mitsuru Shirahama (アレキシオ白浜 満), P.S.S. (55)Permalink
(2016.06.28 – ...)

Bishop of Hiroshima 広島 (Japan)

Born:1962.05.20 (Japan)
Ordained Priest:1990.03.19
Consecrated Bishop:2016.09.19

Bishop of Hiroshima 広島 (Japan) (2016.06.28 – ...)

Archbishop Thomas Aquino Manyo Maeda (68)Bishop Thomas Aquino Manyo Maeda (トマス・アクィナス前田万葉) (68) (later Archbishop)Permalink
(2011.06.13 – 2014.08.20)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Osaka 大阪 (Japan)
Vice-President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Japan

Non ministrari sed ministrare

Born:1949.03.03 (Japan)
Ordained Priest:1975.03.19
Consecrated Bishop:2011.09.23

Bishop of Hiroshima 広島 (Japan) (2011.06.13 – 2014.08.20)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Osaka 大阪 (Japan) (2014.08.20 – ...)

Vice-President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Japan (2016.06.17 – ...)

Bishop Joseph Atsumi Misue (ヨゼフ三末篤實)Permalink
(1985.03.29 – 2011.06.13)

Bonus pastor

Born:1936.04.24 (Japan)
Ordained Priest:1962.03.19
Consecrated Bishop:1985.06.16
Died:2016.06.28 († 80)

Bishop of Hiroshima 広島 (Japan) (1985.03.29 – 2011.06.13)

Bishop Dominic Yoshimatsu Noguchi (ドミニコ野口由松)Permalink
(1959.12.19 – 1985.03.29)

Born:1909.10.31 (Japan)
Ordained Priest:1939.03.26
Consecrated Bishop:1960.05.08
Died:1997.11.09 († 88)

Bishop of Hiroshima 広島 (Japan) (1959.12.19 – 1985.03.29)

Vicars Apostolic of Hiroshima 広島 (Roman Rite)

Bishop Johannes Ross (ヨハネス・ロス), S.J.Permalink
(1928.05.18 – 1940)

Born:1875.12.27 (Germany)
Consecrated Bishop:1928.08.05
Died:1969.12.26 († 93)

Vicar Apostolic of Hiroshima 広島 (Japan) (1928.05.18 – 1940)

Titular Bishop of Tabala (1928.05.18 – 1969.12.26)

Archbishop Heinrich Döring (ハインリヒ・デーリング), S.J.Permalink
(1921.06.16 – 1927.07.14)

Born:1859.09.13 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1882.12.21
Consecrated Bishop:1907.12.08
Died:1951.12.17 († 92)

Bishop of Poona (India) (1907.09.07 – 1921.06.16)

Titular Archbishop of Madytus (1921.06.16 – 1927.07.14)

Vicar Apostolic of Hiroshima 広島 (Japan) (1921.06.16 – 1927.07.14)

Archbishop-Bishop of Poona (India) (1927.07.14 – 1948.01.15)

Titular Archbishop of Anazarbus (1948.01.15 – 1951.12.17)


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