Roman Catholic Diocese of Chiayi

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Chiayi (Lat: Dioecesis Kiayiensis) is a diocese of the Latin Rite of the Roman Catholic Church in Taiwan.

Diocese of Chiayi

Dioecesis Kiayiensis

天主教嘉義教區
Location
Country Taiwan
TerritoryChiayi and counties of Chiayi and Yunlin
Ecclesiastical provinceTaipei
MetropolitanTaipei
Statistics
Area3,244 km2 (1,253 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 2006)
1,582,934
17,820 (1.1%)
Information
DenominationRoman Catholic
Sui iuris churchLatin Church
RiteRoman Rite
CathedralCathedral of St John in Chiayi City
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
Bishopsede vacante
Metropolitan ArchbishopThomas Chung An-zu
Map
Taiwan - Diocesi di Kiayi.png
Website
Website of the Diocese
Roman Catholic Diocese of Chiayi
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese天主教嘉義教區
Simplified Chinese天主教嘉義教区
Latin name
LatinDioecesis Kiayiensis

Originally erected as an Apostolic Prefecture of Chiayi in 1952, the Prefecture was elevated to a full diocese in 1962. The diocese is a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Taipei.

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Coordinates: 23°29′04″N 120°27′40″E / 23.4844°N 120.4611°E / 23.4844; 120.4611