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Roman Catholic Diocese of Saint Joseph at Irkutsk

Diocese of Saint Joseph at Irkutsk
Dioecesis Ircutscana Sancti Iosephi
Епархия Святого Иосифа в Иркутске
Cathedral of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
Location
Country Russia
Metropolitan Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Mother of God at Moscow
Statistics
Area 9,960,000 km2 (3,850,000 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
15,500,000
52,000 (0.3%)
Information
Rite Latin Rite
Cathedral Cathedral of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Cyryl Klimowicz
Map

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Saint Joseph at Irkutsk (Latin: Ircutscana Sancti Iosephi) is a diocese located in the city of Irkutsk, which is part of the ecclesiastical province of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Mother of God at Moscow in Russia. The Diocese of Irkutsk is in fact the largest Catholic bishopric on earth, covering an area of 9,960,000 km2.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Special churches 2
  • Leadership 3
  • See also 4
  • Sources 5

History

  • May 18, 1999: Established as Apostolic Administration of Siberia Orientale from Apostolic Administration of Siberia
  • February 11, 2002: Promoted as Diocese of Saint Joseph (located at San Giuseppe an Irkutsk)

Special churches

Leadership

  • Bishops of Saint Joseph at Irkutsk (Roman rite)
  • Apostolic Administrators of Siberia Orientale (Roman rite)
    • Bishop Jerzy Mazur, S.V.D. (18 May 1999—11 February 2002)

See also

Sources

  • GCatholic.org
  • Catholic Hierarchy


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