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Roman Catholic Diocese of Chalan Kanoa

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Chalan Kanoa (Latin: Dioecesis Vialembensis) is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Catholic Church in the United States. It comprises the territory of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and is a suffragan of the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Agaña. The diocese was canonically erected on 8 November 1984 by Pope John Paul II. Its territories were taken from the archdiocese based in Guam.[1]

Diocese of Chalan Kanoa
Dioecesis Vialembensis
Saipan Mount Carmel Cathedral.JPG
Location
Country United States
TerritoryNorthern Mariana Islands Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
Ecclesiastical provinceAgaña
Statistics
Area184 sq mi (480 km2)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2006)
71,850
43,000 (59.8%)
Parishes12
Information
DenominationRoman Catholic
RiteRoman Rite
Established8 November 1984 (34 years ago)
CathedralOur Lady of Mount Carmel Cathedral
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopRyan Pagente Jimenez
Map
Diocese of Chalan Kanoa map.png
Website
http://rcdck.org

The Diocese of Chalan Kanoa is led by a prelate bishop who pastors the mother church, the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cathedral on Saipan.

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