Diocese of

Sapporo 札幌

Japan Japan

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Continent: South and East Asia

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Sapporo 札幌 / Sapporen(sis) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Tokyo 東京

Depends on: Dicastery for Evangelisation

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Celebrations

Cathedral Dedication Anniversary: December 11

Liturgical Calendar (National) 📅

History

Present Prelates

Bishop (2013.06.22 – ...):Bishop Bernard Taiji Katsuya (68)Bishop Bernard Taiji Katsuya (ベルナルド 勝谷太治) (68)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Sapporo 札幌 (Roman Rite)

Bishop Bernard Taiji Katsuya (68)Bishop Bernard Taiji Katsuya (ベルナルド 勝谷太治) (68)
(2013.06.22 – ...)

Bishop of Sapporo 札幌 (Japan)

Virtus in infirmitate perficitur

Born:1955.12.02 (Muroran, 北海道, 北海道, Japan)
Ordained Priest:1986.04.29
Consecrated Bishop:2013.10.14

Priest of Sapporo 札幌 (Japan) (1986.04.29 – 2013.06.22)

Bishop of Sapporo 札幌 (Japan) (2013.06.22 – ...)

Archbishop Tarcisius Isao Kikuchi, S.V.D. (65)Bishop Tarcisius Isao Kikuchi (タルチシオ 菊地 功), S.V.D. (65) (later Archbishop)
(Apostolic Administrator 2009.11.17 – 2013.06.22)

Bishop Peter Toshio Jinushi (ペトロ 地主敏夫)
(1987.10.03 – 2009.11.17)

Fiat voluntas tua

Born:1930.09.20 (Sapporo, 北海道, 北海道, Japan)
Ordained Priest:1960.03.20
Consecrated Bishop:1988.01.15
Died:2021.05.04 (Sapporo, 北海道, 北海道, Japan † 90)

Apostolic Administrator of Karafuto (Russia) (1987.10.03 – 2000)

Bishop of Sapporo 札幌 (Japan) (1987.10.03 – 2009.11.17)

Bishop Benedict Takahiko Tomizawa (ベネディクト 冨澤孝彦)
(1952.12.11 – 1987.10.03)

Born:1911.02.12 (Kyōto, 京都府, 関西地方, Japan)
Ordained Priest:1937.03.27
Consecrated Bishop:1953.03.19
Died:1989.03.26 († 78)

Bishop of Sapporo 札幌 (Japan) (1952.12.11 – 1987.10.03)

Apostolic Administrator of Karafuto (Russia) (1953.01.30 – 1987.10.03)

Vicars Apostolic of Sapporo 札幌 (Roman Rite)

Msgr. Augustine Isamu Seno (アウグスチヌス 瀬野勇)
(Apostolic Administrator 1944 – 1952)

Msgr. Lawrence Tatewaki Toda (ラウレンチオ 戸田帯刀)
(Apostolic Administrator 1941 – 1944)

Bishop Wenceslaus Kinold (ヴェンチェスラオ・キノルド), O.F.M.
(1929.03.18 – 1941)

Born:1871.07.07 (Germany)
Consecrated Bishop:1929.04.03
Died:1952.05.22 († 80)

Prefect Apostolic of Sapporo 札幌 (Japan) (1915 – 1929.03.18)

Vicar Apostolic of Sapporo 札幌 (Japan) (1929.03.18 – 1941)

Titular Bishop of Panemotichus (1929.03.18 – 1952.05.22)

Apostolic Administrator of Karafuto (Russia) (1934 – 1938)

Prefects Apostolic of Sapporo 札幌 (Roman Rite)

Fr. Wenceslaus Kinold (ヴェンチェスラオ・キノルド), O.F.M. (later Bishop)
(1915 – 1929.03.18)

(see above)

Special Churches

Churches by City (68)

Yuzhno Sakhalinsk (↑), Sendai 仙台 (↓)

Statistics (2021.12.31)

Area: 78,421 km²

Population: 15,293 Catholics (0.3% of 5,148,383 total)

Pastoral Centres: 56 parishes

Personnel: 52 priests (21 diocesan, 31 religious), 1 deacon, 286 religious (46 brothers, 240 sisters), 2 seminarians

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Last updated on 2024.04.14

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