Roman Catholic Diocese of Oita

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Diocese of Oita

Dioecesis Oitaensis

カトリック大分教区
Location
Country Japan
Ecclesiastical province Nagasaki 長崎
Metropolitan Nagasaki 長崎
Statistics
Area 14,072 km2 (5,433 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
2,368,659
5,764 (0.2%)
Information
Rite Latin Rite
Cathedral St Francis Xavier Cathedral in Ōita
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Paul Sueo Hamaguchi
Metropolitan Archbishop Joseph Mitsuaki Takami
Bishops emeritus Peter Takaaki Hirayama Bishop Emeritus (1970-2000)
Map
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The Roman Catholic Diocese of Oita (Latin: Oitaen(sis), Japanese: カトリック大分教区) is a suffragan Latin diocese in the Ecclesiastical province of the metropolitan Archbishopric of Nagasaki in southern Japan.

Its cathedral episcopal see is the Cathedral of St. Francis Xavier (Oita Church), in the city of Ōita.

Diocese of Funai[edit]

The first Catholic jurisdiction of Otai's territory was established on 19 February 1588, during Portuguese colonial prominence and missionary efforts in the Far East, as the Diocese of Funai (or Funay), on territory split off from the colonial Roman Catholic Diocese of Macau.

It was suppressed around 1660, having had the following incumbents (all Portuguese missionary members of Latin Congregations):

  • Sebastião de Morais de Funchal, Jesuits (S.J.) (1588.02.19 – death 1588.08.19)
  • Pedro Martins, S.J. (1592.02.17 –death 1598.02.18)
  • Luis Cerqueira, S.J. (1598.02.18 – death 1614.02.15), succeeding as former Coadjutor Bishop of Funai 府内 (1593.01.29 – 1598.02.18) & Titular Bishop of Tiberias (1593.01.29 – 1598.02.18)
  • Diogo Correia Valente (華), S.J. (1618.01.08 – death 1633.10.28), also Apostolic Administrator of mother diocese Macau 澳門 (Macau, Portuguese China) (1626.08.27 – 1633.10.28)
  • Apostolic Administrator (1638.02.26 – 1653) Francesco Antonio Frascella, Conventual Franciscans (O.F.M. Conv.), Titular Archbishop of Myra (1637.11.14 – 1653)

History[edit]

  • Established (restoring its above predecessor at a much lower level) on March 27, 1927 as Mission sui iuris of Miyazaki, on territory split off from the Diocese of Fukuoka
  • January 28, 1935: Promoted as Apostolic Prefecture of Miyazaki
  • December 22, 1961: Promoted and renamed after its see as Diocese of Oita

Ordinaries[edit]

(all Roman Rite)

Ecclesiastical Superior of Miyazaki
Apostolic Prefects of Miyazaki
Suffragan Bishops of Oita
  • Peter Saburo Hirata, Sulpicians (P.S.S.) † (22 December 1961 - 15 November 1969 ), later Bishop of Fukuoka 福岡 (Japan) (1969.11.15 – 1990.10.06)
  • Peter Takaaki Hirayama (15 November 1969 - 10 May 2000)
  • Dominic Ryoji Miyahara (10 May 2000 - 19 March 2008), later Bishop of Fukuoka 福岡 (Japan) (2008.03.19 – ...)
  • Paul Sueo Hamaguchi (26 June 2011 - ... )

See also[edit]

Sources[edit]

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Coordinates: 33°14′00″N 131°36′24″E / 33.23333°N 131.60667°E / 33.23333; 131.60667