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Roman Catholic Diocese of Ban Mê Thuột

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Parishes  98
Sui iuris church  Latin Church
Area  24,462 km²
Country  Vietnam
Denomination  Roman Catholic
Rite  Roman Rite
Province  Đắk Lắk Province
Bishop  Vincent Nguyên Van Ban
Population - Total - Catholics  (as of 2012) 2,684,047 388,615 (14.5%)
Cathedral  Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Buôn Ma Thuột
Address  02 Phan Chu Trinh, Thắng Lợi, Tp. Buôn Ma Thuột, Đắk Lắk, Vietnam
Ecclesiastical province  Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Huế
Metropolitan archbishop  Francis Xavier Lê Văn Hồng

Diocese of Ban Mê Thuột (Latin: Dioecesis Banmethuotensis) is a Roman Catholic diocese of Vietnam in the city of Buôn Ma Thuột (f.k.a. Ban Mê Thuột) in Đắk Lắk Province of the Central Highlands region. Joseph Nguyễn Tích Đức retired as bishop in 2007, and died as Bishop Emeritus on Monday, 23 May 2011, aged 73.

The Diocese of Ban Mê Thuôt was erected on 22 June 1967 by Pope Paul VI with territory from the dioceses of Đà Lạt and Kontum. It is a suffragan diocese of the Archdiocese of Huế. More than 10% of the two million people living in its area are Roman Catholics. Many of them belong to ethnic minorities.


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