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Diocese of

Chiang Mai

Thailand Thailand

Continent: South and East Asia

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Chiang Mai / สังฆมณฑลเชียงใหม่ (ไทย) / 清邁 (正體中文) / Chiangmaien(sis) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Bangkok

Depends on: Dicastery for Evangelisation

Special Churches

Hpa-an (↙), Loikaw (←), Pekhon (↖), Kengtung (↑), Chiang Rai (↗), Nakhon Sawan (↓)

Present Prelates

Bishop (2009.02.10 – ...):Bishop Francis Xavier Vira Arpondratana (67)Bishop Francis Xavier Vira Arpondratana (67)

General Secretary of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Thailand

Ordinaries

Bishops of Chiang Mai (Roman Rite)

Bishop Francis Xavier Vira Arpondratana (67)Bishop Francis Xavier Vira Arpondratana (67)
(2009.02.10 – ...)

Bishop of Chiang Mai (Thailand)
General Secretary of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Thailand

Omnia facio propter evangelium

Born:1955.10.03 (Sam Saem, Thailand)
Ordained Priest:1981.06.07
Consecrated Bishop:2009.05.01

Bishop of Chiang Mai (Thailand) (2009.02.10 – ...)

General Secretary of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Thailand (2018? – ...)

Bishop Joseph Sangval Surasarang
(1986.10.17 – 2009.02.10)

In spe salvi

Born:1935.08.25 (Tambon Nakhok, Thailand)
Ordained Priest:1962.12.22
Consecrated Bishop:1987.01.06
Died:2022.02.10 (Bangkok, Thailand † 86)

Bishop of Chiang Mai (Thailand) (1986.10.17 – 2009.02.10)

Bishop Robert Ratna Bamrungtrakul
(1975.04.28 – 1986.10.17)

Born:1916.02.11 (Bangkok, Thailand)
Ordained Priest:1949.01.31
Consecrated Bishop:1969.09.07
Died:2000.12.08 († 84)

Bishop of Ratchaburi (Thailand) (1969.06.26 – 1975.04.28)

President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Thailand (1973 – 1979)

Bishop of Chiang Mai (Thailand) (1975.04.28 – 1986.10.17)

Bishop Lucien-Bernard Lacoste (鄭紹基), S.C.I. di Béth.
(Apostolic Administrator 1959 – 1975.04.28)

Contact Info

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Statistics

Area: 48,013 km²

Population: 55,601 Catholics (1.8% of 3,150,759 total) (2020)

Statistics: 34 parishes, 7 missions, 81 priests (42 diocesan, 39 religious), 214 lay religious (84 brothers, 130 sisters), 11 seminarians (2020)

History

Last updated on 2023.01.27

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