Metropolitan Archdiocese of

Nagasaki 長崎

Japan Japan

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Continent: South and East Asia

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese Metr. Archdiocese

Name: Nagasaki 長崎 / Nagasakien(sis) (Latin)

Suffragan Sees: Fukuoka 福岡, Kagoshima 鹿児島, Naha 那覇, Oita 大分

Depends on: Dicastery for Evangelisation

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Celebrations

Cathedral Dedication Anniversary: November 1

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History

Papal Visits

Present Prelates

Metropolitan Archbishop (2021.12.28 – ...):Archbishop Peter Michiaki Nakamura (62)Archbishop Peter Michiaki Nakamura (ペトロ 中村倫明) (62)

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of Nagasaki 長崎 (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Peter Michiaki Nakamura (62)Archbishop Peter Michiaki Nakamura (ペトロ 中村倫明) (62)
(2021.12.28 – ...)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Nagasaki 長崎 (Japan)

Dare ut Christus, cum Christo

Born:1962.03.21 (Saikai, 長崎県, 九州, Japan)
Ordained Priest:1988.03.19
Consecrated Bishop:2019.09.16

Priest of Nagasaki 長崎 (Japan) (1988.03.19 – 2019.05.31)

Titular Bishop of Fesseë (2019.05.31 – 2021.12.28)

Auxiliary Bishop of Nagasaki 長崎 (Japan) (2019.05.31 – 2021.12.28)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Nagasaki 長崎 (Japan) (2021.12.28 – ...)

Archbishop Joseph Mitsuaki Takami, P.S.S. (78)Archbishop Joseph Mitsuaki Takami (ヨセフ 高見三明), P.S.S. (78)
(2003.10.17 – 2021.12.28)

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Nagasaki 長崎 (Japan)

Pro ecclesia et cum ecclesia

Born:1946.03.21 (Nagasaki, 長崎県, 九州, Japan)
Ordained Priest:1972.03.20
Consecrated Bishop:2002.04.29

Titular Bishop of Munatiana (2002.02.07 – 2003.10.17)

Auxiliary Bishop of Nagasaki 長崎 (Japan) (2002.02.07 – 2003.10.17)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Nagasaki 長崎 (Japan) (2003.10.17 – 2021.12.28)

Vice-President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Japan (2013.06 – 2016.06.17)

President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Japan (2016.06.17 – 2022.02.14)

Archbishop Francis Xavier Kaname Shimamoto (フランシスコ・ザビエル 島本 要), Prado
(1990.02.08 – 2002.08.31)

Born:1932.02.14 (Kitauonome, 長崎県, 九州, Japan)
Ordained Priest:1958.11.23
Consecrated Bishop:1980.03.20
Died:2002.08.31 († 70)

Bishop of Urawa 浦和 (Japan) (1979.12.20 – 1990.02.08)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Nagasaki 長崎 (Japan) (1990.02.08 – 2002.08.31)

President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Japan (1992 – 1995)

President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Japan (1998 – 2001)

Cardinal Joseph Asajirō Satowaki (ヨゼフ 里脇 浅次郎)
(1968.12.19 – 1990.02.08)

Lætentur insulæ multæ

Born:1904.02.01 (Sotome, 長崎県, 九州, Japan)
Ordained Priest:1932.12.17
Consecrated Bishop:1955.05.03
Created Cardinal:1979.06.30
Died:1996.08.08 (Nagasaki, 長崎県, 九州, Japan † 92)

Priest of Nagasaki 長崎 (Japan) (1932.12.17 – 1955.02.25)

Apostolic Administrator of Formosa Island 台灣 (Taiwan) (1941.04.02 [1941.04.02] – 1948.03.05)

Bishop of Kagoshima 鹿児島 (Japan) (1955.02.25 – 1968.12.19)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Nagasaki 長崎 (Japan) (1968.12.19 – 1990.02.08)

President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Japan (1978 – 1983)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria della Pace (1979.06.30 – 1996.08.08)

Archbishop Paul Aijirô Yamaguchi (パウロ 山口 愛次郎)
(1959.05.04 – 1968.12.19)

Born:1894.07.14 (Urakamiyamazatomura, 長崎県, 九州, Japan)
Ordained Priest:1923.12.24
Consecrated Bishop:1937.11.07
Died:1976.09.25 († 82)

Prefect Apostolic of Kagoshima 鹿児島 (Japan) (1936 – 1940.06.10)

Bishop of Nagasaki 長崎 (Japan) (1937.09.15 – 1959.05.04)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Nagasaki 長崎 (Japan) (1959.05.04 – 1968.12.19)

Titular Archbishop of Massa Lubrense (1968.12.19 – 1971.02.04)

Bishops of Nagasaki 長崎 (Roman Rite)

Bishop Paul Aijirô Yamaguchi (パウロ 山口 愛次郎) (later Archbishop)
(1937.09.15 – 1959.05.04)

(see above)

Bishop Januarius Kyunosuke Hayasaka (ヤヌアリオ 早坂 久之助)
(1927.07.16 – 1937.02.05)

In unione cordium

Born:1883.09.17 (Sendai, 宮城県, 東北地方, Japan)
Ordained Priest:1917.06.10
Consecrated Bishop:1927.10.30
Died:1959.10.26 († 76)

Bishop of Nagasaki 長崎 (Japan) (1927.07.16 – 1937.02.05)

Titular Bishop of Philomelium (1937.02.05 – 1959.10.26)

Bishop Jean-Claude Combaz (ジャン・クロード・コンバス), M.E.P.
(1912.06.03 – 1926.08.18)

Born:1856.12.08 (France)
Ordained Priest:1880.09.26
Consecrated Bishop:1912.09.08
Died:1926.08.18 († 69)

Bishop of Nagasaki 長崎 (Japan) (1912.06.03 – 1926.08.18)

Bishop Jules-Alphonse Cousin (アルフォンス・クーザン), M.E.P.
(1891.06.15 – 1911.09.18)

Born:1842.04.21 (France)
Ordained Priest:1865.12.23
Consecrated Bishop:1885.09.21
Died:1911.09.18 († 69)

Titular Bishop of Acmonia (1885.06.16 – 1891.06.15)

Vicar Apostolic of Southern Japan 日本南緯 (Japan) (1885.06.16 – 1891.06.15)

Bishop of Nagasaki 長崎 (Japan) (1891.06.15 – 1911.09.18)

Vicars Apostolic of Southern Japan 日本南緯 (Roman Rite)

Bishop Jules-Alphonse Cousin (アルフォンス・クーザン), M.E.P.
(1885.06.16 – 1891.06.15)

(see above)

Bishop Bernard-Thadée Petitjean (ベルナール・プチジャン), M.E.P.
(1876.05.22 – 1884.10.07)

Born:1829.06.14 (France)
Ordained Priest:1853.05.21
Consecrated Bishop:1866.10.21
Died:1884.10.07 († 55)

Vicar Apostolic of Japan 日本 (Japan) (1866.05.11 – 1876.05.22)

Titular Bishop of Myriophytos (1866.05.11 – 1884.10.07)

Vicar Apostolic of Southern Japan 日本南緯 (Japan) (1876.05.22 – 1884.10.07)

Former Prelates

Special Churches

Churches by City (134)

Busan 부산 (↑), Fukuoka 福岡 (↗)

Statistics (2021.12.31)

Area: 4,131 km²

Population: 58,492 Catholics (4.5% of 1,293,954 total)

Pastoral Centres: 72 parishes, 2 missions

Personnel: 135 priests (90 diocesan, 45 religious), 1 deacon, 742 religious (57 brothers, 685 sisters), 5 seminarians

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