Roman Catholic Diocese of Rotterdam

Roman Catholic Diocese of Rotterdam
Diocese of Rotterdam
Dioecesis Roterodamensis
Location
Country Netherlands
Statistics
Area 8,326 km2 (3,215 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2005)
3,546,650
537,000 (15.1%)
Parishes 151
Information
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Latin Rite
Secular priests 153
Current leadership
Bishop bp Johannes Harmannes Jozefus van den Hende
Map

Location of the Diocese of Rotterdam in the Netherlands

The Diocese of Rotterdam is a diocese of the Catholic Church in the Netherlands. It was erected on July 16, 1955 from the territory of the Diocese of Haarlem with Martien Jansen being made its first bishop. Since 2011 the bishop has been Hans van den Hende. The diocese is a suffragan to the Archdiocese of Utrecht.

Former Bishops of the Diocese are

  • Martien Jansen (1955–1970)
  • Adrianus Johannes Simonis (1970–1983)
  • Ronald Philippe Bär (1983–1993)
  • Adrianus van Luyn (1993-2011)
  • Hans van den Hende (since 2011)

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