Posts Tagged ‘Diocesan mergers’

Pope merges two Japanese dioceses

Thursday, August 24th, 2023

Pope Francis has merged the Archdiocese of Osaka and the Diocese of Takamatsu to create the new Archdiocese of Osaka-Takamatsu. The current archbishop of Osaka (Cardinal Thomas Aquino Manyo Maeda) is the new archdiocese’s first archbishop; the bishop of Takamatsu retired last September. The Archdiocese of Osaka was founded in 1904 and elevated to an Read more

Diocese mergers? Why?

Monday, May 22nd, 2023
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The Diocese of Steubenville, Ohio, became the centre of controversy last year when Bishop Jeff Monforton announced to his priests in October that the diocese would be merged with the neighbouring Diocese of Columbus, Priests of the diocese pushed back on the plan, arguing that they had not been consulted, and eventually, a planned USCCB Read more

Will diocesan mergers become more common

Monday, May 9th, 2022
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The Holy See announced last Wednesday that Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Archbishop George Stack of Cardiff, Wales, appointing Bishop Mark O’Toole of the Diocese of Plymouth, England, to succeed him. At the same time, O’Toole has also been named the Bishop of Menevia, the neighbouring Welsh diocese, which has had no bishop Read more