Diocese of Aire and Dax

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Diocese of Aire and Dax
Map of the Diocese of Aire and Dax
Basic data
Country France
Metropolitan bishopric Archdiocese of Bordeaux
Diocesan bishop Nicolas Souchu
Emeritus diocesan bishop Hervé Gaschignard
founding 1822
surface 9,364 km²
Parishes 35 (2018 / AP 2019 )
Residents 395,500 (2018 / AP 2019 )
Catholics 278,900 (2018 / AP 2019 )
proportion of 70.5%
Diocesan priest 82 (2018 / AP 2019 )
Religious priest 14 (2018 / AP 2019 )
Catholics per priest 2,905
Permanent deacons 21 (2018 / AP 2019 )
Friars 29 (2018 / AP 2019 )
Religious sisters 107 (2018 / AP 2019 )
rite Roman rite
Liturgical language French
cathedral Sainte-Marie
Co-cathedral Saint-Jean-Baptiste
Website catholique-aire-dax.cef.fr

The present-day diocese of Aire and Dax ( Latin: Dioecesis Aturensis et Aquae Augustae , French: Diocèse d'Aire et Dax ) , located in France , of the Roman Catholic Church was founded in the 5th century as the diocese of Aire ( Latin : Dioecesis Aturensis ).


On November 29, 1801, the diocese of Pius VII was dissolved as a result of the Concordat with France by the bull Qui Christi domini and the area was assigned to the diocese of Bayonne . On October 6, 1822 it was re-established as a suffragan of Auch with the bull Paternae charitatis . On June 3, 1857, the diocese of Dax , which was also repealed in 1801 and whose territory had been assigned to the diocese of Aire, took it in its name, which is still valid today.

The seat of the diocese was on March 31, 1933 by Pius XI. Relocated from Aire-sur-l'Adour to Dax with the Apostolic Constitution Ad rectum et utile . The old cathedral of Dax has since been the main church of the diocese again , the cathedral of Aire co- cathedral . During the reform of the French ecclesiastical provinces in 2002, the diocese suffragan of the archdiocese of Bordeaux .

See also

Web links

Commons : Diocese of Aire and Dax  - Collection of images, videos and audio files
Dax Cathedral
Co-cathedral in Aire