Diocese of Fréjus-Toulon

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Diocese of Fréjus-Toulon
Map of the Diocese of Fréjus-Toulon
Basic data
Country France
Metropolitan bishopric Archdiocese of Marseille
Diocesan bishop Dominique Rey
Vicar General Jean-Yves Molinas
founding 1817
surface 6,022 km²
Parishes 198 ( 12/31/2007 / AP2008 )
Residents 1,106,000 (December 31, 2007 / AP2008 )
Catholics 664,000 (December 31, 2007 / AP2008 )
proportion of 60%
Diocesan priest 189 ( 12/31/2007 / AP2008 )
Religious priest 118 ( 12/31/2007 / AP2008 )
Catholics per priest 2.163
Permanent deacons 17 ( 12/31/2007 / AP2008 )
Friars 171 ( 12/31/2007 / AP2008 )
Religious sisters 410 ( 12/31/2007 / AP2008 )
rite Roman rite
Liturgical language French
cathedral Notre-Dame-de-la-Sède
Co-cathedral Saint-Léonce
address BP 3022
68 Impasse Beaulieu
83059 Toulon CEDEX
Website www.diocese-frejus-toulon.com
Ecclesiastical province
Map of the ecclesiastical province

Ecclesiastical province of Marseille

The diocese of Fréjus-Toulon ( Latin : Dioecesis Foroiuliensis-Tolonensis ) located in France , with its seat in Toulon , was founded as the diocese of Fréjus as early as the 2nd half of the 4th century, but fell victim to secularization . After its abolition, it was rebuilt on October 6, 1822, with its territory being separated from the diocese of Avignon . Subordinate to the Archdiocese of Aix as a suffragan , it came with the diocese reform on December 16, 2002 as a suffragan to the Archdiocese of Marseille . The bishopric and location of the cathedral is Toulon.

On April 28, 1957, it changed its name from Fréjus to Fréjus-Toulon and thus revived the name of the diocese of Toulon, which perished with the French Revolution .

Territorial development since 1790

In 1790 the old dioceses of Fréjus, Toulon, Grasse and Vence (enriched by some parishes from the dioceses of Aix, Marseille and Riez ) were combined to form the diocese of Var. In 1801 this diocese of Var was combined with the dioceses of Aix, Marseille and Arles to form the diocese of Aix. From 1822 the restored diocese of Fréjus comprised the entire then department of Var (including the former diocese of Toulon and the arrondissement of Grasse ; the eastern border was the river Var ). After the Var département was reduced in size in 1860 in favor of the newly created Alpes-Maritimes département around the Grasse arrondissement (so that since then the Var river has flowed outside the Var département), the ecclesiastical territory was adjusted to this situation in 1886. The Arrondissement of Grasse has been part of the Diocese of Nice since then . The front of Cannes located Lérins Abbey belongs to the diocese of Fréjus-Toulon.

See also


  • Louis Porte: Histoire du diocèse de Fréjus-Toulon . Editions du Lau 2017 (on territorial change: pp. 100, 111 and 117).

Web links

Sainte-Marie Cathedral at Toulon
Co-cathedral in Fréjus