Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Medan

Infobox Diocese| jurisdiction=Archdiocese
name= Medan
latin=Archidioecesis Medanensis
country= Indonesia
rite=Latin Rite
cathedral = Katedral
cocathedral =
area= 102,738
population=
population_as_of=
catholics=
catholics_percent=
bishop= Alfred Gonti Pius Datubara, O.F.M. Cap.
coadjutor = Anicetus Bongsu Antonius Sinaga, O.F.M. Cap.
auxiliary_bishops =

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

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 Alfred Gonti Pius Datubara, O.F.M. Cap. (May 24, 1976 – present)
** 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)

uffragan Dioceses

* Padang
* Sibolga

ource

* [http://www.gcatholic.com/dioceses/diocese/meda0.htm Giga-Catholic Information]
* [http://www.catholic-hierarchy.org/diocese/dmeda.html Catholic Hierarchy]


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