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Diocese of

Melaka–Johor

Malaysia Malaysia

Continent: South and East Asia

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 20,364 km²

Population: 39,537 Catholics (1.1% of 3,696,000 total) (2014)

Ecclesiastical Province: Kuala Lumpur

Neighbouring Dioceses: Padang (↙), Kuala Lumpur (↖), Kuching (→), Singapore (↓)

Depends on: Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

Statistics: 58 parishes, 40 missions, 34 priests (28 diocesan, 6 religious), 9 deacons, 66 lay religious (27 brothers, 39 sisters), 7 seminarians (2014)

Website: Link

History


Special Churches

All Churches (24)

Padang (↙), Kuala Lumpur (↖), Kuching (→), Singapore (↓)

Present Prelates

Bishop (2015.11.19 – ...):Bishop Anthony Bernard Paul (63)Bishop Anthony Bernard Paul (63)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Melaka–Johor (Roman Rite)

Bishop Anthony Bernard Paul (63)Bishop Anthony Bernard Paul (63)Permalink
(2015.11.19 – ...)

Bishop of Melaka–Johor (Malaysia)

Take, bless, break, give

Born:1953.07.06 (Malaysia)
Ordained Priest:1989.07.21
Consecrated Bishop:2016.01.12

Bishop of Melaka–Johor (Malaysia) (2015.11.19 – ...)

Bishop Paul Tan Chee Ing, S.J. (76)Bishop Paul Tan Chee Ing (陳志音), S.J. (76)Permalink
(2003.02.13 – 2015.11.19)

Bishop emeritus of Melaka–Johor (Malaysia)

Amare in omnibus et servire

Born:1940.04.05 (Malaysia)
Ordained Priest:1971.06.21
Consecrated Bishop:2003.05.15

Bishop of Melaka–Johor (Malaysia) (2003.02.13 – 2015.11.19)

President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei (2011.01.01 – 2012.08)

Bishop James Chan Soon Cheong (90)Bishop James Chan Soon Cheong (曾順祥) (90)Permalink
(1972.12.18 – 2001.12.10)

Bishop emeritus of Melaka–Johor (Malaysia)

To serve is my joy

Born:1926.07.26 (Malaysia)
Ordained Priest:1959.08.09
Consecrated Bishop:1973.06.08

Bishop of Melaka–Johor (Malaysia) (1972.12.18 – 2001.12.10)

Metropolitan Archbishops of Malacca–Singapore (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Michel Olçomendy (奧爾科曼迪), M.E.P.Permalink
(1955.02.25 – 1972.12.18)

Born:1901.08.29 (France)
Ordained Priest:1926.05.29
Consecrated Bishop:1947.06.01
Died:1977.07.04 († 75)

Bishop of Malacca (Malaysia) (1947.01.21 – 1953.09.19)

Archbishop of Malacca (Malaysia) (1953.09.19 – 1955.02.25)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Malacca–Singapore (Malaysia) (1955.02.25 – 1972.12.18)

President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei (1964 – 1969)

Archbishop of Singapore (Singapore) (1972.12.18 – 1976)

Archbishops of Malacca (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Michel Olçomendy (奧爾科曼迪), M.E.P.Permalink
(1953.09.19 – 1955.02.25)

(see above)

Bishops of Malacca (Roman Rite)

Bishop Michel Olçomendy (奧爾科曼迪), M.E.P. (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1947.01.21 – 1953.09.19)

(see above)

Bishop Adrien Pierre Devals, M.E.P.Permalink
(1933.11.27 – 1945.01.17)

Born:1882.11.19 (France)
Ordained Priest:1906.06.29
Consecrated Bishop:1934.04.15
Died:1945.01.17 († 62)

Bishop of Malacca (Malaysia) (1933.11.27 – 1945.01.17)

Bishop Marie-Luc-Alphonse-Emile Barillon, M.E.P.Permalink
(1904.05.10 – 1933.01.10)

Born:1860.10.18 (France)
Ordained Priest:1884.09.20
Consecrated Bishop:1904.09.18
Died:1935.07.27 († 74)

Bishop of Malacca (Malaysia) (1904.05.10 – 1933.01.10)

Titular Bishop of Thaumacus (1933.01.10 – 1935.07.27)

Bishop René-Michel-Marie Fée, M.E.P.Permalink
(1896.07.21 – 1904.01.20)

Born:1856.02.05 (France)
Ordained Priest:1879.03.08
Consecrated Bishop:1896.11.22
Died:1904.01.20 († 47)

Bishop of Malacca (Malaysia) (1896.07.21 – 1904.01.20)

Bishop Édouard Gasnier, M.E.P.Permalink
(1888.08.19 – 1896.04.08)

Born:1833.05.04 (France)
Ordained Priest:1857.06.06
Consecrated Bishop:1878.06.02
Died:1896.04.08 († 62)

Titular Bishop of Eucarpia (1878.03.28 – 1888.08.19)

Vicar Apostolic of Western Siam (Malaysia) (1878.03.28 – 1888.08.19)

Bishop of Malacca (Malaysia) (1888.08.19 – 1896.04.08)

Vicars Apostolic of Western Siam (Roman Rite)

Bishop Édouard Gasnier, M.E.P.Permalink
(1878.03.28 – 1888.08.19)

(see above)

Bishop Michel-Esther Le Turdu, M.E.P.Permalink
(1871.03.06 – 1877.05.10)

Born:1826.07.17 (France)
Ordained Priest:1850.03.16
Consecrated Bishop:1871.05.14
Died:1877.05.10 († 50)

Coadjutor Vicar Apostolic of Western Siam (Malaysia) (1871.01.23 – 1871.03.06)

Titular Bishop of Corycus (1871.01.23 – 1877.05.10)

Vicar Apostolic of Western Siam (Malaysia) (1871.03.06 – 1877.05.10)

Bishop Jean-Baptiste Boucho, M.E.P.Permalink
(1845.06.03 – 1871.03.06)

Born:1797.03.19 (France)
Consecrated Bishop:1845.10.19
Died:1871.03.06 († 73)

Vicar Apostolic of Western Siam (Malaysia) (1845.06.03 – 1871.03.06)

Titular Bishop of Attalia (1845.06.10 – 1871.03.06)

Bishop Jean-Paul-Hilaire-Michel Courvezy, M.E.P.Permalink
(1841.09.10 – 1844.09.07)

Born:1792.01.14 (France)
Consecrated Bishop:1833.11.30
Died:1857.05.01 († 65)

Coadjutor Vicar Apostolic of Siam (Thailand) (1832.04.05 – 1834.03.30)

Titular Bishop of Bitha (1832.04.05 – 1857.05.01)

Vicar Apostolic of Siam (Thailand) (1834.03.30 – 1841.09.10)

Vicar Apostolic of Western Siam (Malaysia) (1841.09.10 – 1844.09.07)

Bishops of Malacca (Roman Rite)

Bishop Francisco de São Dâmaso de Abreu Vieira, O.F.M. (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1804.10.29 – 1815.03.15)

Born:1767.12.11 (Portugal)
Ordained Priest:1792.06.02
Consecrated Bishop:1805.01.27
Died:1816.11.18 († 48)

Bishop of Malacca (Malaysia) (1804.10.29 – 1815.03.15)

Metropolitan Archbishop of São Salvador da Bahia (Brazil) (1815.03.15 – 1816.11.18)

Bishop Alexandre da Sagrada Familia Ferreira da Silva, O.F.M.Permalink
(1782.12.16 – 1785.02.14)

Born:1737.05.23
Ordained Priest:1763.12.28
Consecrated Bishop:1783.02.24
Died:1818.04.23 († 80)

Bishop of Malacca (Malaysia) (1782.12.16 – 1785.02.14)

Bishop of São Paulo de Loanda (Angola) (1785.02.14 – 1787.11.23)

Bishop of Angra (Portugal) (1815.12.18 – 1818.04.23)

Bishop Gerardo de San José, O.P.Permalink
(1748.02.19 – 1760.01)

Born:1709.10 (Portugal)
Died:1760.01 († 50)

Bishop of Malacca (Malaysia) (1748.02.19 – 1760.01)

Bishop Miguel de Bulhões e Souza, O.P.Permalink
(1746.03.28 – 1747.12.08)

Born:1706 (Portugal)
Ordained Priest:1730.03.12
Consecrated Bishop:1746.06.29
Died:1779.09.14 († 73)

Bishop of Malacca (Malaysia) (1746.03.28 – 1747.12.08)

Coadjutor Bishop of Belém do Pará (Brazil) (1747.12.08 – 1748.05.18)

Bishop of Belém do Pará (Brazil) (1748.05.18 – 1760.03.24)

Bishop of Leiria (Portugal) (1760.03.24 – 1779.09.14)

Bishop Antonius de CastroPermalink
(1738.09.03 – 1743.08.09)

Born:1707.01.15
Ordained Priest:1731.05.19
Died:1743.08.09 († 36)

Bishop of Malacca (Malaysia) (1738.09.03 – 1743.08.09)

Bishop Antonio de Sancta Theresa, O.F.M.Permalink
(1692 – ?)

Bishop of Malacca (Malaysia) (1692 – ?)

Fr. Gregório dos Anjos (later Bishop)Permalink
(? – 1677.08.30 not possessed)

Born:1612 (Portugal)
Ordained Priest:1635
Consecrated Bishop:1678.01.23
Died:1689.05.11 († 77)

Bishop of Malacca (Malaysia) (? – 1677.08.30 not possessed)

Bishop of São Luís do Maranhão (Brazil) (1677.08.30 – 1689.05.11)

Bishop Gonçalvo da SilvaPermalink
(1613.02.04 – 1632.09.06)

Born:1568 (Portugal)
Died:1649.02.16 († 81)

Bishop of Malacca (Malaysia) (1613.02.04 – 1632.09.06)

Bishop of Ceuta (Spain) (1632.09.06 – 1645)

Prefect Apostolic of Marocco (Morocco) (1632.09.06 – 1649.02.16)

Bishop João Ribeiro GaioPermalink
(1579 – 1601)

Died:1601

Bishop of Malacca (Malaysia) (1579 – 1601)

Bishop Jorge de Santa Luzia, O.P.Permalink
(1558 – 1576)

Bishop of Malacca (Malaysia) (1558 – 1576)

Former Prelates


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