Roman Catholic Diocese of Chișinău

Diocese of Chişinău
Dioecesis Chisinauensis
Episcopia Chişinău
Country Moldova
Metropolitan Immediately Subject to the Holy See
Area 33,000 km2 (13,000 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2013)
20,000 (0.5%)
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Roman Rite
Established 28 October 1993
(As Apostolic Administration of Moldova)
27 October 2001
(As Diocese of Chişinău)
Cathedral Cathedral of Divine Providence in Chişinău
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Anton Coșa
Website of the Diocese

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Chişinău (in latin: Dioecesis Chisinauensis) is a Latin Rite diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in and covering the entire republic of Moldova.

It is exempt, i.e. directly depending of the Holy See, not part of any ecclesiastical province.


On 28 October 1993, it was established as Apostolic Administration of Moldova (a missionary pre-diocesan jurisdiction), on territories split off from the dioceses of Iaşi (in Romania) and Tiraspol (later suppressed).

On 27 October 2001, it was promoted and renamed after its see (the national capital) as Diocese of Chişinău, to which the apostolic administrator was appointed as first residential bishop.


The Cathedral of Chişinău is dedicated to the Divine providence.[1]


(all Roman Rite)

Apostolic administrator of Moldova (1993-2001)
Exempt Bishop of Chisinau (2001-)


Coordinates: 47°01′44″N 28°49′45″E / 47.0290°N 28.8292°E / 47.0290; 28.8292

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