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Diocese of

Surat Thani

Thailand Thailand

Continent: South and East Asia

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Surat Thani / สังฆมณฑลสุราษฎร์ธานี) (ไทย) / 素叻他尼 (正體中文) / Suratthanen(sis) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Bangkok

Depends on: Dicastery for Evangelisation

Special Churches

Mawlamyine (↑), Ratchaburi (↗), Penang (↓)

Present Prelates

Bishop (2004.10.09 – ...):Bishop Joseph Prathan Sridarunsil, S.D.B. (76)Bishop Joseph Prathan Sridarunsil, S.D.B. (76)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Surat Thani (Roman Rite)

Bishop Joseph Prathan Sridarunsil, S.D.B. (76)Bishop Joseph Prathan Sridarunsil, S.D.B. (76)
(2004.10.09 – ...)

Bishop of Surat Thani (Thailand)

Fiat voluntas tua

Born:1946.02.09 (Wat Phleng, Thailand)
Ordained Priest:1975.06.29
Consecrated Bishop:2004.11.28

Bishop of Surat Thani (Thailand) (2004.10.09 – ...)

Vice-President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Thailand (2015 – 2021.10.01)

Bishop Michael Praphon Chaicharoen, S.D.B.
(1988.06.21 – 2003.05.20)

Born:1930.05.07 (Hua Phai, Thailand)
Ordained Priest:1960.02.11
Consecrated Bishop:1988.09.24
Died:2003.05.20 († 73)

Bishop of Surat Thani (Thailand) (1988.06.21 – 2003.05.20)

Bishop Pietro Luigi Carretto, S.D.B.
(1969.06.26 – 1988.06.21)

Born:1912.06.09 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1939.03.18
Consecrated Bishop:1951.06.29
Died:1994.11.16 († 82)

Titular Bishop of Zenobias (1951.04.12 – 1965.12.18)

Vicar Apostolic of Rajaburi (Thailand) (1951.04.12 – 1965.12.18)

Bishop of Bangnokhuek (Thailand) (1965.12.18 – 1966.10.21)

Bishop of Ratburi (Thailand) (1966.10.21 – 1969.06.26)

Bishop of Surat Thani (Thailand) (1969.06.26 – 1988.06.21)

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Statistics

Area: 77,083 km²

Population: 8,495 Catholics (0.1% of 9,967,172 total) (2020)

Statistics: 41 parishes, 1 mission, 48 priests (16 diocesan, 32 religious), 165 lay religious (56 brothers, 109 sisters), 5 seminarians (2020)

History

Last updated on 2023.01.27

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