Diocese of Langres

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Diocese of Langres
Map of the Diocese of Langres
Basic data
Country France
Metropolitan bishopric Archdiocese of Reims
Diocesan bishop Joseph de Metz-Noblat
Emeritus diocesan bishop Philippe Gueneley
Vicar General Bernard Auvigne
surface 6,210 km²
Parishes 31 (2016 / AP 2017 )
Residents 182,136 (2016 / AP 2017 )
Catholics 134,400 (2016 / AP 2017 )
proportion of 73.8%
Diocesan priest 35 (2016 / AP 2017 )
Religious priest 4 (2016 / AP 2017 )
Catholics per priest 3,446
Permanent deacons 14 (2016 / AP 2017 )
Friars 7 (2016 / AP 2017 )
Religious sisters 43 (2016 / AP 2017 )
rite Roman rite
Liturgical language French
cathedral Cathédrale Saint-Mammès
Website www.catholique-hautemarne.cef.fr
Ecclesiastical province
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The Roman Catholic Diocese of Langres ( Latin Dioecesis Lingonensis , French Diocèse de Langres ) is an in France situated Roman Catholic diocese . The bishop and his offices are in Chaumont . The area of ​​the diocese corresponds to the Haute-Marne department .


The diocese of Langres was established as a suffragan of Lyon in the 3rd century . In the Middle Ages it was one of the most important and richest dioceses in France. Its territory extended to Dijon in the south and the gates of Auxerre in the west . The bishops of Langres held the title Peer of France . The strong presence of the Cistercians was significant for religious life .

In 1731 Dijon and its environs were separated from Langres and made a diocese . The diocese of Langres was abolished after the French Revolution and the end of the Ancien Régime in the course of the church reorganization in 1801 and divided between the dijon and Troyes . In 1822 it was rebuilt within its current borders. On December 16, 2002, Langres was reclassified from the ecclesiastical province of Lyon to the ecclesiastical province of Reims.

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