Roman Catholic Diocese of Naha


Roman Catholic Diocese of Naha
Diocese of Naha
Dioecesis Nahanus
カトリック那覇教区
Location
Country Japan
Metropolitan Nagasaki 長崎
Statistics
Area 2,266 km2 (875 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
1,351,175
6,118 (0.5%)
Information
Rite Latin Rite
Cathedral 開南教会
(Immaculate Heart Cathedral (Kainan))
Current leadership
Bishop Berard Toshio Oshikawa, O.F.M. Conv.

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Naha (Latin: Nahan(us), Japanese: カトリック那覇教区) is a diocese located in the city of Naha in the Ecclesiastical province of Nagasaki 長崎 in Japan.

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History

  • 1947: Established as Apostolic Administration of Okinawa and the Southern Islands/Ryukyus
  • Felix Ley, bishop
  • December 18, 1972: Promoted as Diocese of Naha

Leadership

  • Bishops of Naha (Roman rite)
  • Peter Baptist Tadamaro Ishigami, (ペトロ・バプティスタ石神忠真郎), O.F.M. Cap. (18 Dec 1972 - 24 Jan 1997)
  • Berard Toshio Oshikawa, (ベラルド押川壽夫), O.F.M. Conv. (24 Jan 1997 - )

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