Metropolitan Archdiocese of

Osaka–Takamatsu 大阪高松

Japan Japan

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Continent: South and East Asia

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese Metr. Archdiocese

Name: Osaka–Takamatsu 大阪高松 / Osaken(sis)–Takamatsuen(sis) (Latin)

Suffragan Sees: Hiroshima 広島, Kyoto 京都, Nagoya 名古屋

Depends on: Dicastery for Evangelisation

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Celebrations

Cathedral Dedication Anniversary: March 21

Liturgical Calendar (National) 📅

History

Present Prelates

Metropolitan Archbishop (2023.08.15 – ...):Cardinal Thomas Aquino Manyo Maeda (75)Cardinal Thomas Aquino Manyo Maeda (トマス・アクィナス 前田万葉) (75)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Pudenziana

Auxiliary Bishop (2018.06.02 – ...):Bishop Paul Toshihiro Sakai (64)Bishop Paul Toshihiro Sakai (パウロ 酒井俊弘) (64)

Titular Bishop of Nova barbara

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of Osaka–Takamatsu 大阪高松 (Roman Rite)

Cardinal Thomas Aquino Manyo Maeda (75)Cardinal Thomas Aquino Manyo Maeda (トマス・アクィナス 前田万葉) (75)
(2023.08.15 – ...)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Pudenziana
Metropolitan Archbishop of Osaka–Takamatsu 大阪高松 (Japan)

Non ministrari sed ministrare

Born:1949.03.03 (Tsuwasaki, 神奈川県, 関東地方, Japan)
Ordained Priest:1975.03.19
Consecrated Bishop:2011.09.23
Created Cardinal:2018.06.28

Priest of Nagasaki 長崎 (Japan) (1975.03.19 – 2011.06.13)

Bishop of Hiroshima 広島 (Japan) (2011.06.13 – 2014.08.20)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Osaka 大阪 (Japan) (2014.08.20 – 2023.08.15)

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

Cardinal-Priest of S. Pudenziana (2018.06.28 [2018.12.16] – ...)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Osaka–Takamatsu 大阪高松 (Japan) (2023.08.15 – ...)

Metropolitan Archbishops of Osaka 大阪 (Roman Rite)

Cardinal Thomas Aquino Manyo Maeda (75)Cardinal Thomas Aquino Manyo Maeda (トマス・アクィナス 前田万葉) (75)
(2014.08.20 – 2023.08.15)

(see above)

Archbishop Leo Jun Ikenaga, S.J. (87)Archbishop Leo Jun Ikenaga (レオ 池長 潤), S.J. (87)
(1997.05.10 – 2014.08.20)

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Osaka 大阪 (Japan)

Ardeat ignis / すてに火が燃えていることを

Born:1937.03.11 (Kobe, 兵庫県, 関西地方, Japan)
Ordained Priest:1968.03.20
Consecrated Bishop:1996.03.20

Coadjutor Archbishop of Osaka 大阪 (Japan) (1995.11.02 – 1997.05.10)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Osaka 大阪 (Japan) (1997.05.10 – 2014.08.20)

President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Japan (2010 – 2013.06)

Archbishop Paul Hisao Yasuda (パウロ 安田久雄)
(1978.11.15 – 1997.05.10)

Pax Christi / Non ministrari sed ministrare

Born:1921.12.20 (Kurume, 福岡県, 九州, Japan)
Ordained Priest:1955.05.21
Consecrated Bishop:1970.03.21
Died:2016.04.23 († 94)

Titular Bishop of Tucci (1970.02.05 – 1978.11.15)

Auxiliary Bishop of Osaka 大阪 (Japan) (1970.02.05 – 1978.11.15)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Osaka 大阪 (Japan) (1978.11.15 – 1997.05.10)

Cardinal Paul Yashigoro Taguchi (パウロ 田口 芳五郎)
(1969.06.24 – 1978.02.23)

Mater mea fiducia mea

Born:1902.07.20 (Sotome, 長崎県, 九州, Japan)
Ordained Priest:1928.12.22
Consecrated Bishop:1941.12.14
Created Cardinal:1973.03.05
Died:1978.02.23 (Ōsaka, 大阪府, 関西地方, Japan † 75)

Priest of Tokyo 東京 (Japan) (1928.12.22 – 1941.11.25)

Apostolic Administrator of Shikoku 四国 (Japan) (1941.11.25 – 1963.09.13)

Bishop of Osaka 大阪 (Japan) (1941.11.25 – 1969.06.24)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Osaka 大阪 (Japan) (1969.06.24 – 1978.02.23)

President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Japan (1970 – 1978.02.23)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria in Via (1973.03.05 – 1978.02.23)

Bishops of Osaka 大阪 (Roman Rite)

Bishop Paul Yashigoro Taguchi (パウロ 田口 芳五郎) (later Cardinal)
(1941.11.25 – 1969.06.24)

(see above)

Msgr. Aloysius Akira Ogihara (アロイジオ 荻原 晃), S.J.
(Apostolic Administrator 1940 – 1959)

Bishop Jean-Baptiste Castanier (ジャン・バティスト・カスタニエ), M.E.P.
(1918.07.06 – 1940.12.03)

Diligamus opere et veritate

Born:1877.01.07 (France)
Ordained Priest:1899.09.23
Consecrated Bishop:1918.08.29
Died:1943.03.12 († 66)

Bishop of Osaka 大阪 (Japan) (1918.07.06 – 1940.12.03)

Titular Bishop of Zenopolis in Isauria (1940.11.29 – 1943.03.12)

Bishop Jules-Auguste Chatron (ジェル・オーグスト・シャトロン), M.E.P.
(1896.07.22 – 1917.05.07)

Fide spe caritate

Born:1844.04.20 (France)
Ordained Priest:1869.09.26
Consecrated Bishop:1896.10.18
Died:1917.05.07 († 73)

Bishop of Osaka 大阪 (Japan) (1896.07.22 – 1917.05.07)

Bishop Henri-Caprais Vasselon (アンリ・ヴァスロン), M.E.P.
(1893.08.18 – 1896.03.07)

Adveniat regnum tuum

Born:1854.04.01 (France)
Ordained Priest:1877.04.22
Consecrated Bishop:1893.11.30
Died:1896.03.07 († 41)

Bishop of Osaka 大阪 (Japan) (1893.08.18 – 1896.03.07)

Bishop Félix-Nicolas-Joseph Midon (フェリックス・ニコラス・ミドン), M.E.P.
(1891.06.15 – 1893.04.12)

Propter eum qui dilexit nos

Born:1840.05.07 (France)
Ordained Priest:1864.05.21
Consecrated Bishop:1888.06.11
Died:1893.04.12 († 52)

Titular Bishop of Cæsaropolis (1888.03.23 – 1891.06.15)

Vicar Apostolic of Central Japan 日本中部 (Japan) (1888.03.23 – 1891.06.15)

Bishop of Osaka 大阪 (Japan) (1891.06.15 – 1893.04.12)

Vicars Apostolic of Central Japan 日本中部 (Roman Rite)

Bishop Félix-Nicolas-Joseph Midon (フェリックス・ニコラス・ミドン), M.E.P.
(1888.03.23 – 1891.06.15)

(see above)

Former Prelates

Special Churches

Churches by City (111)

Hiroshima 広島 (←), Kyoto 京都 (↗)

Statistics (2023)

Area: 33,835 km²

Population: 51,413 Catholics (0.3% of 19,074,755 total)

Pastoral Centres: 105 parishes

Personnel: 173 priests (67 diocesan, 106 religious), 4 deacons, 610 religious (18 brothers, 592 sisters), 3 seminarians

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