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Roman Catholic Diocese of Malacca-Johor

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The Roman Catholic Diocese of Malacca-Johor (Latin: Dioecesis Melakana-Giohorana) is a diocese of the Latin Church of the Catholic Church in the Ecclesiastical province of Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. It is located in southern region of Peninsular Malaysia, administering Melaka and Johor states.

Diocese of Malacca-Johor

Dioecesis Melakana-Giohorana
SacredHeartJB.jpg
Location
CountryMalaysia
Ecclesiastical provinceKuala Lumpur
MetropolitanKuala Lumpur
Statistics
Area20,364 km2 (7,863 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2013)
3,643,000
38,970 (1.2%)
Parishes23
Information
Sui iuris churchLatin Church
RiteRoman Rite
Established18 December 1972
CathedralCathedral of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Johor Bahru
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopBernard Paul
Metropolitan ArchbishopJulian Leow Beng Kim (2014-current)
Vicar GeneralPeter Ng
Michael Mannayagam
Bishops emeritusJames Chan Soon Cheong Bishop Emeritus (1973-2001)
Website
www.majodi.org

The mother church is the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, in Johor Bahru, Johor(e); there is also a former Cathedral, now Church of St. Peter, in Melaka.

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HistoryEdit

OrdinariesEdit

Suffragan bishops of the (First) Diocese of Malacca
  • Jorge de Santa Luzia, Dominican Order (O.P.) (1558-1576)
  • João Ribeiro Gaio (1589 - death 1601)
  • Gonçalvo (Gonzalo) da Silva (1613-1632), later Bishop of Ceuta (Spain) (1632.09.06 – 1645) and Apostolic Prefect of Marocco (Morocco) (1632.09.06 – death 1649.02.16)
  • Gregório dos Anjos (? – 1677.08.30 not possessed), later Bishop of São Luís do Maranhão (Brazil) (1677.08.30 – death 1689.05.11)
  • Antonio a S. Theresia, Friars Minor (O.F.M.) (1691-????)
  •  ? Emmanuel a S. Antonio, O.P. (1701-1738)
  • Antonius de Castro (1738.09.03 – death 1743.08.09)
  • Miguel de Bulhões e Souza, O.P. (1746.03.28 – 1747.12.08), later Coadjutor Bishop of Belém do Pará (Brazil) (1747.12.08 – 1748.05.18), succeeding as Bishop of Belém do Pará (1748.05.18 – 1760.03.24), finally Bishop of Leiria (Portugal) (1760.03.24 – death 1779.09.14)
  • Gerardus a S. Joseph, O.P. (1748.02.19 – death 1760.01)
  • Alexandre da Sagrada Familia Ferreira da Silva, O.F.M. (1782.12.16 – 1785.02.14), later Bishop of São Paulo de Loanda (Angola) (1785.02.14 – 1787.11.23), Bishop of Angra (Portugal) (1815.12.18 – death 1818.04.23)
  • Francisco de São Damazo Abreu Vieira, O.F.M. (1804.10.29 – 1815.03.15), later Metropolitan Archbishop of São Salvador da Bahia (Brazil) (1815.03.15 – 1816.11.18)
Apostolic Vicars of Malacca-Singapore
  • Jean-Paul-Hilaire-Michel Courvezy, Paris Foreign Missions Society (M.E.P.) (1841.09.10 – 1844.09.07), Titular Bishop of Bitha (1832.04.05 – death 1857.05.01); previously Coadjutor Apostolic Vicar of Siam (Thailand) (1832.04.05 – 1834.03.30) succeeded as Apostolic Vicar of Siam (1834.03.30 – 1841.09.10)
  • Jean-Baptiste Boucho, M.E.P. (1845.06.03 – 1871.03.06), Titular Bishop of Attalia (1845.06.10 – 1871.03.06)
  • Michel-Esther Le Turdu, M.E.P. (1871.03.06 – death 1877.05.10), Titular Bishop of Corycus (1871.01.23 – 1877.05.10), succeeding as former Coadjutor Apostolic Vicar of Western Siam (1871.01.23 – 1871.03.06)
  • Edouard Gasnier, M.E.P. (1878.03.28 – 1888.08.19 see below), Titular Bishop of Eucarpia (1878.03.28 – 1888.08.19)
Suffragan Bishops of the (Second) Diocese of Malacca
  • Edouard Gasnier, M.E.P. (1888.08.19 – death 1896.04.08)
  • René-Michel-Marie Fée, M.E.P. (1896.07.21 – death 1904.01.20)
  • Marie-Luc-Alphonse-Emile Barillon, M.E.P. (1904.05.10 – 1933.01.10), emeritate as Titular Bishop of Thaumacus (1933.01.10 – 1935.07.27)
  • Adrien Pierre Devals, M.E.P. (1933.11.27 – death 1945.01.17)
  • Michel Olçomendy, M.E.P. (1947.01.21 – 1953.09.19 see below)
Archbishop of Malacca
  • Michel Olçomendy, M.E.P. (see above 1953.09.19 – 1955.02.25 see below)
Metropolitan Archbishop of Malacca-Singapore
  • Michel Olçomendy, M.E.P. (see above 1955.02.25 – 1972.12.18), also President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei (1964 – 1969); later Archbishop of Singapore (Singapore) (1972.12.18 – 1976)
Suffragan Bishop of Malacca-Johor
Suffragan Bishops of Melaka-Johor
  • James Chan Soon Cheong (see above 1985 - retired 2001.12.10)
  • Paul Tan Chee Ing, SJ (2003.02.13 – retired 2015.11.19), also President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei (2011.01.01 – 2012.08)
  • Anthony Bernard Paul (12 January 2016–present)

List of parishesEdit

There are 3 districts: South Johor, North Johor and Malacca. There are currently 20 churches being administered under 17 parishes.

 
St. Peter's Church in Malacca, built in 1710 and Malaysia's oldest operational Catholic church

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Diocese of Malacca | Original Catholic Encyclopedia Archived 20 May 2015 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ a b www.gcatholic.org | Diocese of Malacca–Johor(e)
  3. ^ Archdiocese of Goa - suffragan sees of Cochin and Malacca
  4. ^ "Vicariate Apostolic of Siam". Original Catholic Encyclopedia, oce.catholic.com. Archived from the original on 30 March 2012. Retrieved 1 September 2011.
  5. ^ "Pope Francis appoints Msgr Bernard Paul as new Bishop of Melaka-Johor". 19 November 2015. Retrieved 19 November 2015.

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