Roman Catholic Diocese of Saint Gallen

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Saint Gallen (Latin: Diœcesis Sancti Galli) is a Roman Catholic diocese in St. Gallen, Switzerland.

Diocese of St. Gallen

Diœcesis Sancti Galli

Bistum Sankt Gallen
Stiftskirche St.Gallen.jpg
Cathedral of the Diocese
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Coat of arms
Location
Country  Switzerland
MetropolitanImmediately Subject to the Holy See
Statistics
Area2,429 km2 (938 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 2017)
650,134
261,690 (40.3%)
Parishes142
Information
DenominationCatholic
Sui iuris churchLatin Church
RiteRoman Rite
Established8 April 1847
CathedralAbbey of Saint Gall
Patron saintSaint Gall
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopMarkus Büchel
Bishops emeritusIvo Fürer
Map
Map of the Diocese
Map of the Diocese
Website
bistum-stgallen.ch

The diocese was created in 1847 from the territory of the episcopal see of Chur-St. Gallen. Much of the territory had earlier been part of the Diocese of Konstanz.

The St Gallen Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the see of the diocese.

OrdinariesEdit