Roman Catholic Diocese of Tainan

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

Diocese of Tainan

Dioecesis Tainanensis

天主教台南教區
Location
Country Taiwan
TerritoryTainan and Penghu
Ecclesiastical provinceTaipei
Statistics
Area2,870 km2 (1,110 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 2015)
1,997,000
8,274 (0.4%)
Parishes44
Information
DenominationRoman Catholic
Sui iuris churchLatin Church
RiteRoman Rite
Established21 March 1961
CathedralCathedral of Our Lady of China in Tainan
Secular priests22
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopJohn Lee Juo-Wang (bishop-elect)
Metropolitan ArchbishopThomas Chung An-zu
Map
Taiwan - Diocesi di Tainan.png
Website
Website of the Diocese

Erected in March 1961, the diocese is a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Taipei. The diocese has not undergone any jurisdictional changes.

The current bishop is John Lee Juo-Wang, appointed in November 2020.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Resignations and Appointments". Holy See Press Office. Holy See. 14 November 2020. Retrieved 14 November 2020.

Coordinates: 22°59′14″N 120°12′33″E / 22.9873°N 120.2091°E / 22.9873; 120.2091