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Metropolitan Archdiocese of

Osaka 大阪

Japan Japan

Continent: South and East Asia

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese

Area: 15,031 km²

Population: 51,236 Catholics (0.3% of 15,333,735 total) (2015)

Suffragan Sees: Hiroshima 広島, Kyoto 京都, Nagoya 名古屋, Takamatsu 高松

Neighbouring Dioceses: Takamatsu 高松 (↙), Hiroshima 広島 (←), Kyoto 京都 (↗)

Depends on: Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

Statistics: 81 parishes, 158 priests (47 diocesan, 111 religious), 765 lay religious (137 brothers, 628 sisters), 4 seminarians (2015)

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History


Special Churches

All Churches (83)

Takamatsu 高松 (↙), Hiroshima 広島 (←), Kyoto 京都 (↗)

Present Prelates

Metropolitan Archbishop (2014.08.20 – ...):Archbishop Thomas Aquino Manyo Maeda (69)Archbishop Thomas Aquino Manyo Maeda (トマス・アクィナス前田万葉) (69)

Vice-President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Japan

Auxiliary Bishop (2018.06.02 – ...):Bishop Josep Maria Abella Batlle, C.M.F. (68)Bishop-elect Josep Maria Abella Batlle, C.M.F. (68)

Titular Bishop of Malamocco

Auxiliary Bishop (2018.06.02 – ...):Bishop Paul Toshihiro Sakai (58)Bishop-elect Paul Toshihiro Sakai (58)

Titular Bishop of Nova barbara

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of Osaka 大阪 (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Thomas Aquino Manyo Maeda (69)Archbishop Thomas Aquino Manyo Maeda (トマス・アクィナス前田万葉) (69)Permalink
(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
Created Cardinal:2018.06.29

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 – ...)

Archbishop Leo Jun Ikenaga, S.J. (81)Archbishop Leo Jun Ikenaga (レオ池長 潤), S.J. (81)Permalink
(1997.05.10 – 2014.08.20)

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Osaka 大阪 (Japan)

Ardeat ignis / すてに火が燃えていることを

Born:1937.03.11 (Japan)
Ordained Priest:1968.03.20
Consecrated Bishop:1996.03.20

Coadjutor Archbishop of Osaka 大阪 (Japan) (1995.11.02 – 1997.05.10)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Osaka 大阪 (Japan) (1997.05.10 – 2014.08.20)

President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Japan (2010 – 2013.06)

Archbishop Paul Hisao Yasuda (パウロ安田久雄)Permalink
(1978.11.15 – 1997.05.10)

Pax Christi / Non ministrari sed ministrare

Born:1921.12.20 (Japan)
Ordained Priest:1955.05.21
Consecrated Bishop:1970.03.21
Died:2016.04.23 († 94)

Titular Bishop of Tucci (1970.02.05 – 1978.11.15)

Auxiliary Bishop of Osaka 大阪 (Japan) (1970.02.05 – 1978.11.15)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Osaka 大阪 (Japan) (1978.11.15 – 1997.05.10)

Cardinal Paul Yashigoro Taguchi (パウロ田口芳五郎)Permalink
(1969.06.24 – 1978.02.23)

Mater mea fiducia mea

Born:1902.07.20 (Japan)
Ordained Priest:1928.12.22
Consecrated Bishop:1941.12.14
Created Cardinal:1973.03.05
Died:1978.02.23 († 75)

Apostolic Administrator of Shikoku 四国 (Japan) (1941.11.25 – 1963.09.13)

Bishop of Osaka 大阪 (Japan) (1941.11.25 – 1969.06.24)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Osaka 大阪 (Japan) (1969.06.24 – 1978.02.23)

President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Japan (1970 – 1978.02.23)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria in Via (1973.03.05 – 1978.02.23)

Bishops of Osaka 大阪 (Roman Rite)

Bishop Paul Yashigoro Taguchi (パウロ田口芳五郎) (later Cardinal)Permalink
(1941.11.25 – 1969.06.24)

(see above)

Msgr. Aloysius Akira Ogihara (アロイジオ荻原晃), S.J.Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1940 – 1959)

Bishop Jean-Baptiste Castanier (ジャン・バティスト・カスタニエ), M.E.P.Permalink
(1918.07.06 – 1940.12.03)

Diligamus opere et veritate

Born:1877.01.07 (France)
Ordained Priest:1899.09.23
Consecrated Bishop:1918.08.29
Died:1943.03.12 († 66)

Bishop of Osaka 大阪 (Japan) (1918.07.06 – 1940.12.03)

Titular Bishop of Zenopolis in Isauria (1940.11.29 – 1943.03.12)

Bishop Jules-Auguste Chatron (ジェル・オーグスト・シャトロン), M.E.P.Permalink
(1896.07.22 – 1917.05.07)

Fide spe caritate

Born:1844.04.20 (France)
Ordained Priest:1869.09.26
Consecrated Bishop:1896.10.18
Died:1917.05.07 († 73)

Bishop of Osaka 大阪 (Japan) (1896.07.22 – 1917.05.07)

Bishop Henri-Caprais Vasselon (アンリ・ヴァスロン), M.E.P.Permalink
(1893.08.18 – 1896.03.07)

Adveniat regnum tuum

Born:1854.04.01 (France)
Ordained Priest:1877.04.22
Consecrated Bishop:1893.11.30
Died:1896.03.07 († 41)

Bishop of Osaka 大阪 (Japan) (1893.08.18 – 1896.03.07)

Bishop Félix-Nicolas-Joseph Midon (フェリックス・ニコラス・ミドン), M.E.P.Permalink
(1891.06.15 – 1893.04.12)

Propter eum qui dilexit nos

Born:1840.05.07 (France)
Ordained Priest:1864.05.21
Consecrated Bishop:1888.06.11
Died:1893.04.12 († 52)

Titular Bishop of Cæsaropolis (1888.03.23 – 1891.06.15)

Vicar Apostolic of Central Japan 日本中部 (Japan) (1888.03.23 – 1891.06.15)

Bishop of Osaka 大阪 (Japan) (1891.06.15 – 1893.04.12)

Vicars Apostolic of Central Japan 日本中部 (Roman Rite)

Bishop Félix-Nicolas-Joseph Midon (フェリックス・ニコラス・ミドン), M.E.P.Permalink
(1888.03.23 – 1891.06.15)

(see above)

Former Prelates


as of 2018.06.13

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