Roman Catholic Diocese of Paramaribo

Diocese of Paramaribo
Dioecesis Paramaribo├źnsis
Bisdom Paramaribo

Cathedral of Sts. Peter and Paul
Country Suriname
Ecclesiastical province Port of Spain
Metropolitan Port of Spain
Area 163,265 km2 (63,037 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2013)
135,000 (24,2%)
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Latin Rite
Established 22 November 1817 (199 years ago)
Cathedral Cathedral Basilica of St Peter ad St Paul
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Karel Choennie
Metropolitan Archbishop Joseph Everard Harris
Emeritus Bishops Aloysius Ferdinandus Zichem Bishop Emeritus (1971-2003)
Wilhelmus Adrianus Josephus Maria de Bekker
Website of the Diocese

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Paramaribo (erected 22 November 1817, as the Prefecture Apostolic of Dutch Guyana-Suriname) is a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Port of Spain. It was elevated to an apostolic vicariate on 12 September 1842 and to the Diocese of Paramaribo on 7 May 1958.


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