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Pope appoints a new bishop to Archdiocese of Tokyo, Japan

PArchbishop Tarcisius Isao Kikuchi, SVDope Francis on Wednesday appointed a new bishop to the Archdiocese of Tokyo in Japan. Bishop Tarcisius Isao Kikuchi, S.V.D currently the bishop of Niigata diocese takes over from Archbishop Peter Takeo Okada who has retired.

Bishop Tarcisius Isao Kikuchi, S.V.D., was born in Miyako, Iwate Prefecture, on Nov. 1, 1958. He was ordained a priest on March 15, 1986. Pope John Paul II appointed him on May 14, 2004 Bishop of Niigata. His Episcopal Ordination was on Sept. 20, 2004.

On May 1, 1846 the Apostolic Vicariate of Japan was erected by Pope Gregory XVI, and its name was later changed by Pope Pius IX to the Apostolic Vicariate of Northern Japan on May 22, 1876.

It was elevated to the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Tokyo by Pope Leo XIII on June 15, 1891, with the suffragan sees of Niigata, Saitama, Sapporo, Sendai, and Yokohama.

The Archdiocese of Tokyo covers a land area of 7,344 square kilometers, with a population of 19,200,258 of which 19,200.258 (0.5%) are Catholics (sic - See Note below - N.d.R.). It consists of 75 Churches with 3 bishops and 85 priests, 55 communities of men Religious and 151 communities of women Religious.

2017-10-25 Vatican Radio - Photo Credit: Il Sismografo

Note: From David M. Cheney's C†H - Archdiocese of Tōkyō

Year Catholics Total Population Percent Catholic Diocesan Priests Religious Priests Total Priests Catholics Per Priest Permanent Deacons Male Religious Female Religious Parishes Source
2014 98,415 19,383,095 .5% 76 310 386 254 1 403 1,296 75 ap2015

Rinuncia dell’Arcivescovo di Tokyo (Giappone) e nomina del successore

Il Santo Padre ha accettato la rinuncia al governo pastorale dell’Arcidiocesi di Tōkyō, in Giappone, presentata da S.E. Mons. Peter Takeo Okada.

Il Papa ha nominato Arcivescovo dell’Arcidiocesi di Tōkyō (Giappone) S.E. Mons. Tarcisius Isao Kikuchi, S.V.D., finora Vescovo della Diocesi di Niigata.

Resignation of archbishop of Tōkyō, Japan, and appointment of successor

The Holy Father has accepted the resignation from the pastoral care of the archdiocese of Tōkyō, Japan, presented by H.E. Msgr. Peter Takeo Okada.

The Pope has appointed as archbishop of Tōkyō, Japan, H.E. Msgr. Tarcisius Isao Kikuchi, S.V.D., currently bishop of the diocese of Niigata.

Renuncia del arzobispo de Tokyo (Japón) y nombramiento del sucesor

El Santo Padre ha aceptado la renuncia al gobierno pastoral de la archidiócesis de Tokyo, en Japón, presentada por S.E. Mons. Peter Takeo Okada.

El Papa ha nombrado arzobispo de Tokyo a S.E. Mons. Tarcisius Isao Kikuchi, S.V.D., hasta ahora obispo de la diócesis de Niigata.

[01610-IT.01] - Bollettino quotidiano del: 25.10.2017