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Roman Catholic Diocese of Xuan Loc
Diocese of Xuân L?c

Dioecesis Xuanlocensis

Giáo ph?n Xuân L?c
Location
CountryVietnam
Ecclesiastical provinceHo Chi Minh City
MetropolitanHo Chi Minh City
Statistics
Area5,965 km2 (2,303 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2014)
3,020,800
921,489 (30.5%)
Parishes246
Information
DenominationRoman Catholic
Sui iuris churchLatin Church
RiteRoman Rite
Established14 October 1965
CathedralChrist the King in Long Khánh
Patron saintSaint Joseph
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopJoseph ?inh c o
Metropolitan ArchbishopJoseph Nguy?n N?ng
Auxiliary BishopsJohn V?n Ngân [1]
Website
giaophanxuanloc.net

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Xuân L?c (Latin: Dioecesis Xuanlocensis) is a suffragan Latin Rite diocese in the ecclesiastical province of the Archdiocese of Ho Chi Minh city in southern Vietnam, yet depends on the missionary Roman Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples.

Its cathedral episcopal see is Cathedral of Christ the King (Nhà th? Chính toà Chúa Giêsu Vua), dedicated to Christ the King, in TX Long Khánh, ng Nai, Southeastern Vietnam. The bishop, since May 7, 2016, is Joseph ?inh c o.

History

  • It was erected on 14 October 1965 as Diocese of Xuân Lôc / Xuân L?c (Ti?ng Vi?t) / (?) / Xuanlocen(sis) (Latin), on territory split off from its Metropolitan, the Archdiocese of Saigon (now Ho Chi Minh city)
  • On 2005.11.22 it lost of part of its territory to establish the diocese of Ba Ria.

Statistics

As per 2014, the diocese pastorally served 921,489 Catholics (30.5% of 3,020,800 total) on 5,964 km² in 246 parishes with 498 priests (359 diocesan, 139 religious), 2,256 lay religious (447 brothers, 1,809 sisters) and 168 seminarians.

Episcopal ordinaries

(all Roman Rite)

Suffragan Bishops of Xuân Lôc
  • Joseph Lê V?n ?n (14 October 1965 - death 17 June 1974)
  • Dominique Nguyên V?n Lãng (1 July 1974 - death 22 February 1988)
  • Paul Marie Nguy?n Minh Nh?t (22 February 1988 - retired 30 September 2004), President of Episcopal Conference of Vietnam (1990 - 1995), died 2007; previously Titular Bishop of Vergi (1975.07.16 - 1988.02.22) as Coadjutor Bishop of Xuân Lôc (1975.07.16 - succession 1988.02.22)
    • Auxiliary Bishop: Thomas Nguy?n V?n Trâm (1992.03.06 - 2005.11.22), Titular Bishop of Hilta (1992.03.06 - 2005.11.22); later first Bishop of Ba Ria (Vietnam) (2005.11.22 - ...)
  • Dominique Nguy?n Chu Trinh (30 September 2004 - retired 7 May 2016)
    • Auxiliary Bishop: Thomas V? ?ình Hi?u (2009.07.25 - 2012.12.24), Titular Bishop of Bahanna (2009.07.25 - 2012.12.24); later Coadjutor Bishop of Bùi Chu (Vietnam) (2012.12.24 - 2013.08.17), succeeding as Bishop of Bùi Chu (Vietnam) (2013.08.17 - ...)
  • Joseph ?inh c o (7 May 2016 - ...), previously Titular Bishop of Gadiaufala (2013.02.28 - 2015.06.04) as Auxiliary Bishop of Xuân Lôc (2013.02.28 - 2015.06.04), Coadjutor Bishop of Xuân Lôc (2015.06.04 - 2016.05.07)
    • Auxiliary Bishop (2017.05.02 - ...): John V?n Ngân, Titular Bishop of Buleliana (2017.05.02 - ...).

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