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The Roman Catholic Diocese of Naha[1](Latin: Nahana, Japanese: カトリック那覇教区) is a Latin suffragan diocese in the Ecclesiastical province of the Metropolitan Archbishop of Nagasaki 長崎, in southern Japan.

Diocese of Naha

Dioecesis Nahana

カトリック那覇教区
Location
CountryJapan
Ecclesiastical provinceNagasaki 長崎
MetropolitanNagasaki 長崎
Statistics
Area2,266 km2 (875 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
1,351,175
6,118 (0.5%)
Information
RiteLatin Rite
Established18 December 1972
CathedralCathedral of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Naha, Okinawa
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopP. Wayne Berndt, O.F.M. Cap.
Metropolitan ArchbishopJoseph Mitsuaki Takami
Bishops emeritusPeter Baptist Tadamaro Ishigami Bishop Emeritus (1973-1997) Berard Toshio Oshikawa, O.F.M. Conv. Bishop Emeritus (1997-2017)
Website
Website of the Diocese
Roman Catholic Diocese of Naha.JPG

Its cathedral episcopal see is the Cathedral of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (Kainan Church), located in the city of Naha (on and administrative capital of Okinawa).

HistoryEdit

  • Established in 1947 as Apostolic Administration of Okinawa and the Southern Islands alias of (the) Ryukyus, an exempt missionary pre-diocesan jurisdiction, on territory split off from the then Apostolic Prefecture of Kagoshima 鹿児島 (now a diocese in the same province).
  • Promoted on December 18, 1972 as Diocese of Naha, after its see.

OrdinariesEdit

All Roman Rite, members of a Latin congregation

Apostolic Administrators of Okinawa and the Southern Islands
Suffragan Bishops of Naha

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