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Diocese of

Hiroshima 広島

Japan Japan

Continent: South and East Asia

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Hiroshima 広島 / 廣島 (正體中文) / Hiroshimaën(sis) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Osaka 大阪

Depends on: Dicastery for Evangelisation

Special Churches

Churches by City (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. (60)Bishop Alexis Mitsuru Shirahama (アレキシオ 白浜 満), P.S.S. (60)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Hiroshima 広島 (Roman Rite)

Bishop Alexis Mitsuru Shirahama, P.S.S. (60)Bishop Alexis Mitsuru Shirahama (アレキシオ 白浜 満), P.S.S. (60)Permalink
(2016.06.28 – ...)

Bishop of Hiroshima 広島 (Japan)

Omnia propter evangelium

Born:1962.05.20 (Kamigoto, 長崎県, 九州, Japan)
Ordained Priest:1990.03.19
Consecrated Bishop:2016.09.19

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

Cardinal Thomas Aquino Manyo Maeda (73)Bishop Thomas Aquino Manyo Maeda (トマス・アクィナス 前田万葉) (73) (later Cardinal)Permalink
(2011.06.13 – 2014.08.20)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Pudenziana
Metropolitan Archbishop of Osaka 大阪 (Japan)

Non ministrari sed ministrare

Born:1949.03.03 (Tsuwasaki, 神奈川県, 関東地方, Japan)
Ordained Priest:1975.03.19
Consecrated Bishop:2011.09.23
Created Cardinal:2018.06.28

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 – 2022.02.14)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Pudenziana (2018.06.28 [2018.12.16] – ...)

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

Bonus pastor

Born:1936.04.24 (Hirado, 長崎県, 九州, 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 (Nagasaki, 長崎県, 九州, Japan)
Ordained Priest:1939.03.26
Consecrated Bishop:1960.05.08
Died:1997.11.09 (Sakaide, 香川県, 四国, Japan † 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)

Contact Info

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Statistics

Area: 31,922 km²

Population: 19,391 Catholics (0.3% of 7,237,067 total) (2020)

Statistics: 47 parishes, 41 missions, 61 priests (24 diocesan, 37 religious), 215 lay religious (45 brothers, 170 sisters), 6 seminarians (2020)

Celebrations

Cathedral Dedication Anniversary: August 6

History

Papal Visits

Last updated on 2022.10.23

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