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Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Medan

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Ecclesiastical province  Medan
Rite  Latin Rite
Area  102,738 km²
Parishes  53
Pope  Francis
Country  Indonesia
Population - Total - Catholics  (as of 2004) 14,389,898 501,079 (3.5%)
Cathedral  Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Medan
Metropolitan archbishop  Anicetus Bongsu Antonius Sinaga

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Medan (Latin: Medanen(sis)) is an archdiocese located in the city of Medan in Sumatra in Indonesia.

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History

  • June 30, 1911: Established as the Apostolic Prefecture of Sumatra from the Apostolic Vicariate of Batavia
  • December 27, 1923: Renamed as Apostolic Prefecture of Padang
  • July 18, 1932: Promoted as Apostolic Vicariate of Padang
  • December 23, 1941: Renamed as Apostolic Vicariate of Medan
  • January 3, 1961: Promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Medan
  • Leadership

  • Archbishops of Medan (Roman rite)
  • Archbishop Anicetus Bongsu Antonius Sinaga, O.F.M. Cap. (February 12, 2009 – present)
  • Archbishop Alfred Gonti Pius Datubara, O.F.M. Cap. (May 24, 1976 – February 12, 2009 retired)
  • Archbishop Antoine Henri van den Hurk, O.F.M. Cap. (January 3, 1961 – May 24, 1976)
  • Vicars Apostolic of Medan (Roman Rite)
  • Bishop Antoine Henri van den Hurk, O.F.M. Cap. (later Archbishop) (January 1, 1955 – January 3, 1961)
  • Bishop Mattia Leonardo Trudone Brans, O.F.M. Cap. (December 23, 1941 – 1954)
  • Vicars Apostolic of Padang (Roman Rite)
  • Bishop Mattia Leonardo Trudone Brans, O.F.M. Cap. (July 18, 1932 – December 23, 1941)
  • Prefects Apostolic of Padang (Roman Rite)
  • Bishop Mattia Leonardo Trudone Brans, O.F.M. Cap. (July 22, 1921 – July 18, 1932)
  • Prefects Apostolic of Sumatra (Roman Rite)
  • Fr. Liberato da Exel, O.F.M. Cap. (1916 – 1921)
  • Fr. Giacomo Cluts, O.F.M. Cap. (1911 – 1916)
  • Suffragan dioceses

  • Padang
  • Sibolga
  • References

    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Medan Wikipedia


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