Diocese of

Nagoya 名古屋

Japan Japan

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Continent: South and East Asia

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Nagoya 名古屋 / Nagoyën(sis) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Osaka–Takamatsu 大阪高松

Depends on: Dicastery for Evangelisation

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Celebrations

Cathedral Dedication Anniversary: March 21

Liturgical Calendar (National) 📅

History

Present Prelates

Bishop (2015.03.29 – ...):Bishop Michael Gorō Matsuura (71)Bishop Michael Gorō Matsuura (ミカエル 松浦悟郎) (71)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Nagoya 名古屋 (Roman Rite)

Bishop Michael Gorō Matsuura (71)Bishop Michael Gorō Matsuura (ミカエル 松浦悟郎) (71)
(2015.03.29 – ...)

Bishop of Nagoya 名古屋 (Japan)

Pax et justitia

Born:1952.09.28 (Nagoya, 愛知県, 中部地方, Japan)
Ordained Priest:1981.03.21
Consecrated Bishop:1999.07.17

Priest of Nagoya 名古屋 (Japan) (1981.03.21 – 1999.04.19)

Titular Bishop of Sfasferia (1999.04.19 – 2015.03.29)

Auxiliary Bishop of Osaka 大阪 (Japan) (1999.04.19 – 2015.03.29)

Bishop of Nagoya 名古屋 (Japan) (2015.03.29 – ...)

Bishop Augustinus Jun-ichi Nomura (86)Bishop Augustinus Jun-ichi Nomura (アウグスチノ 野村純一) (86)
(1993.04.05 – 2015.03.29)

Bishop emeritus of Nagoya 名古屋 (Japan)

Unum Corpus multi sumus

Born:1937.11.20 (Kōchi, 高知県, 四国, Japan)
Ordained Priest:1964.12.19
Consecrated Bishop:1993.07.04

Priest of Nagoya 名古屋 (Japan) (1964.12.19 – 1993.04.05)

Bishop of Nagoya 名古屋 (Japan) (1993.04.05 – 2015.03.29)

President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Japan (2001 – 2007.06)

Bishop Aloysius Nobuo Soma (アロイジオ 相馬信夫)
(1969.06.26 – 1993.04.05)

Born:1916.06.21 (Chiyoda, 東京都, 関東地方, Japan)
Ordained Priest:1960.03.18
Consecrated Bishop:1969.09.15
Died:1997.10.06 (Nagoya, 愛知県, 中部地方, Japan † 81)

Bishop of Nagoya 名古屋 (Japan) (1969.06.26 – 1993.04.05)

Bishop Peter Magoshiro Matsuoka (ペトロ 松岡 孫四郎)
(1962.04.16 – 1969.06.26)

Born:1887.03.20 (Nagasaki, 長崎県, 九州, Japan)
Ordained Priest:1918.02.10
Consecrated Bishop:1962.06.03
Died:1980.08.06 († 93)

Prefect Apostolic of Niigata 新潟 (Japan) (1941 – 1953)

Prefect Apostolic of Nagoya 名古屋 (Japan) (1941 – 1962.04.16)

Bishop of Nagoya 名古屋 (Japan) (1962.04.16 – 1969.06.26)

Titular Bishop of Belali (1969.06.26 – 1971.02.04)

Prefects Apostolic of Nagoya 名古屋 (Roman Rite)

Fr. Peter Magoshiro Matsuoka (ペトロ 松岡 孫四郎) (later Bishop)
(1941 – 1962.04.16)

(see above)

Fr. Josef Reiners (ヨゼフ・ライネルス), S.V.D.
(1922.02.18 – 1941)

Born:1874.03.20 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1898.08.15
Died:1945.08.28 († 71)

Prefect Apostolic of Niigata 新潟 (Japan) (1912 – 1926.06.28)

Prefect Apostolic of Nagoya 名古屋 (Japan) (1922.02.18 – 1941)

Special Churches

Churches by City (60)

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Statistics (2021.12.31)

Area: 28,417 km²

Population: 27,151 Catholics (0.2% of 12,250,900 total)

Pastoral Centres: 58 parishes, 3 missions

Personnel: 123 priests (20 diocesan, 103 religious), 3 deacons, 263 religious (118 brothers, 145 sisters), 1 seminarian

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