Roman Catholic Diocese of Mandeville
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Roman Catholic Diocese of Mandeville
Diocese of Mandeville

Dioecesis Mandevillensis
Location
Country Jamaica
TerritoryManchester
Clarendon
St. Elizabeth
Ecclesiastical provinceKingston in Jamaica
Coordinates18°02?14?N 77°30?50?W / 18.0371°N 77.5140°W / 18.0371; -77.5140
Statistics
Area3,282 km2 (1,267 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2014)
586,200
5,925 (1.0%)
Parishes20
Churches17 (and 8 missions)
Schools18
Information
DenominationRoman Catholic
RiteLatin Rite
Established15 April 1991 (28 years ago)
CathedralSt. Paul of the Cross Cathedral
Patron saintOur Lady of Holy Hope
Secular priests17/18
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
Metropolitan ArchbishopKenneth Richards
Apostolic AdministratorCharles Dufou
Bishops emeritusGordon Bennett, SJ
Map
Jamaica - Diocese of Mandeville.jpg
Website
mandevillediocese.org
GCatholic.org
Diocesan website

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Mandeville is a Latin suffragan bishopric in the ecclesiastical province of the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Kingston in Jamaica, yet depends on the missionary Roman Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples.

Its cathedral episcopal see is the St. Paul of the Cross Pro-Cathedral, in Mandeville, Jamaica, administrative (civil) Manchester Parish, in west-central Jamaica along the southern coast.

The see is currently vacant, under a temporary Apostolic administrator.

History

Erected on 15 April 1991, as the Apostolic Vicariate of Mandeville, on territories split off from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Kingston in Jamaica and Diocese of Montego Bay.

It was elevated on 21 November 1997 as Diocese of Mandeville. [1]

Statistics

As per 2014, it pastorally served 5,925 Catholics (1.0% of 586,200 total) on 3,282 km² in 20 parishes with 19 priests (17 diocesan, 2 religious), 6 deacons and 29 lay religious (6 brothers, 23 sisters).[1]

Episcopal ordinaries

(all Roman Rite; so far missionary members of a Latin congregation) [1]

Apostolic Vicar of Mandeville
Suffragan Bishops of Mandeville

See also

References

Sources and external links


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