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Diocese of

Nakhon Ratchasima

Thailand Thailand

Continent: South and East Asia

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Nakhon Ratchasima / สังฆมณฑลนครราชสีมา) (ไทย) / 呵叻 (正體中文) / Nakhonratchasimanën(sis) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Thare and Nonseng

Depends on: Dicastery for Evangelisation

Special Churches

Nakhon Sawan (←), Udon Thani (↑), Ubon Ratchathani (→), Bătdâmbâng (↘), Chanthaburi (↓)

Present Prelates

Bishop (2006.11.30 – ...):Bishop Joseph Chusak Sirisut (66)Bishop Joseph Chusak Sirisut (66)

President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Thailand

Ordinaries

Bishops of Nakhon Ratchasima (Roman Rite)

Bishop Joseph Chusak Sirisut (66)Bishop Joseph Chusak Sirisut (66)
(2006.11.30 – ...)

Bishop of Nakhon Ratchasima (Thailand)
President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Thailand

Ad gloriam Dei

Born:1956.02.24 (Bang Nok Kwek, Thailand)
Ordained Priest:1984.05.11
Consecrated Bishop:2007.02.10

Bishop of Nakhon Ratchasima (Thailand) (2006.11.30 – ...)

General Secretary of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Thailand (2009.10 – 2018?)

President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Thailand (2021.10.01 – ...)

Bishop Joachim Phayao Manisap
(1977.05.30 – 2006.11.30)

Born:1929.07.19 (Chanthaburi, Thailand)
Ordained Priest:1958.11.23
Consecrated Bishop:1977.09.03
Died:2007.11.03 († 78)

Bishop of Nakhon Ratchasima (Thailand) (1977.05.30 – 2006.11.30)

Bishop Alain Sauveur Ferdinand van Gaver, M.E.P.
(1969.07.02 – 1977.05.30)

Born:1921.02.13 (France)
Ordained Priest:1946.12.22
Consecrated Bishop:1965.07.22
Died:1993.05.04 († 72)

Titular Bishop of Capra (1965.03.22 – 1965.12.18)

Vicar Apostolic of Nakhorn-Rajasima (Thailand) (1965.03.22 – 1965.12.18)

Bishop of Nakhorn-Rajasima (Thailand) (1965.12.18 – 1969.07.02)

Bishop of Nakhon Ratchasima (Thailand) (1969.07.02 – 1977.05.30)

Bishops of Nakhorn-Rajasima (Roman Rite)

Bishop Alain Sauveur Ferdinand van Gaver, M.E.P.
(1965.12.18 – 1969.07.02)

(see above)

Vicars Apostolic of Nakhorn-Rajasima (Roman Rite)

Bishop Alain Sauveur Ferdinand van Gaver, M.E.P.
(1965.03.22 – 1965.12.18)

(see above)

Contact Info

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Statistics

Area: 43,595 km²

Population: 6,856 Catholics (0.1% of 5,339,355 total) (2020)

Statistics: 35 parishes, 33 priests (27 diocesan, 6 religious), 40 lay religious (10 brothers, 30 sisters), 3 seminarians (2020)

History

Last updated on 2023.02.02

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