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Roman Catholic Diocese of Macau

Dioecesis Macaonensis

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Location
Country China
Territory Macau
Statistics
Area30 km2 (12 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2013)
582,000
29,611 (5.1%)
Information
RiteLatin Rite
CathedralCathedral of the Nativity of Our Lady
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopStephen Lee Bun-sang
Vicar GeneralFather Pedro Chung
Website
diomac.mo
Roman Catholic Diocese of Macau
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese?
Simplified Chinese?
Portuguese name
PortugueseDiocese de Macau

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Macau (Portuguese: Diocese de Macau; Chinese: ?) is an exempt (i.e. an immediate subject of the Holy See and not part of any ecclesiastical province) Latin Rite diocese of the Catholic Church,[1] in contrast with the Roman Catholic Diocese of Hong Kong, which is, de iure, part of the Ecclesiastical Province of Guangdong.

The territory of the Diocese of Macau encompasses Macau, a special administrative region of China. In theory, a part of Guangdong province also belongs to the diocese, but in practice, the diocese is limited to Macau.

Its cathedral is the Cathedral of the Nativity of Our Lady.

Its patron saints are Francis Xavier and Catherine of Siena, and its motto is Scientia et Virtus (Knowledge and Virtue).

Stephen Lee Bun-sang is the current bishop and the third Chinese bishop of the diocese.

History

It was established on January 23, 1576 by the edict of Pope Gregory XIII, on vast territory split off from Roman Catholic Diocese of Malacca. It originally covered China, Japan, Vietnam and the Malay archipelago, with the exception of the Philippines. From its founding, the diocese was a suffragan diocese of the Archdiocese (soon Patriarchate) of Goa, in Portuguese India.

It gradually lost most of its territory, in and around continental China:

It was made exempt in 1975, following Portugal's loss of sovereignty over Goa, its former Metropolitan.

It now only administers Macau alone, the last regions outside Macau under its administration were the parishes of Saint Joseph in Singapore (re-united with the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Singapore c. 1972) and St. Peter's Church in Malacca (now as part of Roman Catholic Diocese of Malacca-Johor), which separated from the Diocese of Macau in 1981.

Episcopal ordinaries

Bishops of Macau

Exempt Bishops of Macau

Parishes

The Diocese is divided in:

Schools

The following schools are directly operated by the diocese:

Preschool through secondary school
Preschool through junior high school
Preschool and primary school

There are other Catholic schools in Macau which are operated by Catholic orders.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Macau marks 440th anniversary". Sunday Examiner. Roman Catholic Diocese of Hong Kong. 17 January 2016. Archived from the original on 16 January 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  2. ^ "Colégio Diocesano de São José." Education and Youth Affairs Bureau (Macau). Retrieved on April 9, 2017. "Endereço : Rua da Sé, no.19" - Chinese profile: "?: "
  3. ^ "Colégio Diocesano de São José 5." Education and Youth Affairs Bureau (Macau). Retrieved on April 9, 2017. "Endereço : Rua Central de Toi San, no. 253" - Chinese profile: "?253?"
  4. ^ "Escola São Paulo." Education and Youth Affairs Bureau (Macau). Retrieved on April 9, 2017. "Endereço : Rampa dos Cavaleiros, nos.12-14" - Chinese profile: "12-14?"
  5. ^ " Escola do Santíssimo Rosário." Education and Youth Affairs Bureau (Macau). Retrieved on April 9, 2017. "Endereço : Largo da Companhia, No. 14, Macau" Chinese profile: "14?"
  6. ^ "Escola do Santíssimo Rosário to close in 2017". O Clarim. 2016-06-17. Retrieved .
  7. ^ "Escola Dom João Paulino." Education and Youth Affairs Bureau (Macau). Retrieved on April 9, 2017. "Endereço : Avenida de Carlos da Maia, s/n, Taipa" - Chinese profile: ""
  8. ^ "Escola Madalena de Canossa." Education and Youth Affairs Bureau (Macau). Retrieved on April 9, 2017. "Endereço : Rua do Comandante João Belo Fai Chi Kei, no.28" - Chinese profile: "?28?"
  9. ^ "Escola de Santa Teresa do Menino Jesus." Education and Youth Affairs Bureau (Macau). Retrieved on April 9, 2017. "Endereço : Avenida Conselheiro Borja, no.592" - Chinese profile: "592?"

External links

Coordinates: 22°11?37?N 113°32?31?E / 22.1936°N 113.5420°E / 22.1936; 113.5420


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