Roman Catholic Diocese of Hasselt

The Diocese of Hasselt is a Latin Church ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Catholic Church in Belgium. Comprising the whole of Belgian Limburg, the diocese was erected in 1967, split from the Diocese of Liège.[1] It is a suffragan in the ecclesiastical province of the metropolitan Archdiocese of Mechelen-Brussels. The cathedra is found within the St. Quentin Cathedral, Hasselt.

Diocese of Hasselt

Dioecesis Hasseletensis

Diocèse de Hasselt (French)
Bistum Hasselt (German)
Bisdom Hasselt (Dutch)
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St. Quentin Cathedral in Hasselt
Location
CountryBelgium
Ecclesiastical provinceMechelen-Brussels
MetropolitanArchdiocese of Mechelen-Brussels
Statistics
Area2,422 km2 (935 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 2019)
870,880
635,730 (73%)
Information
DenominationCatholic Church
Sui iuris churchLatin Church
RiteRoman Rite
Established31 May 1967
CathedralSt. Quentin Cathedral in Hasselt
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopPatrick Hoogmartens
Metropolitan ArchbishopJozef De Kesel
Map
The Diocese of Hasselt, coextensive with the Belgian province of Limburg
The Diocese of Hasselt, coextensive with the Belgian province of Limburg

BishopsEdit

  1. Jozef Maria Heusschen [Wikidata] (1967–1989)
  2. Paul Schruers (1989–2004)
  3. Patrick Hoogmartens (2004–present)

Affiliated BishopsEdit

  1. Philip Dickmans (2008–present)

NotesEdit

External linksEdit

  Media related to Roman Catholic Diocese of Hasselt at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 50°56′01″N 5°19′53″E / 50.933648°N 5.331349°E / 50.933648; 5.331349