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Singapore, Archdiocese of

1910 New Catholic Dictionary

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Erected on February 4, 1558 as the diocese of Malacca; George of Saint Lucia, O.P., was first bishop. Changed to the Vicariate Apostolic of Malacca-Singapore on September 10, 1841. Elevated to the diocese of Malacca, Straits Settlement on August 10, 1888 as a suffragan of Pondicherry; entrusted to the Society of Foreign Missions of Paris, and diocesan clergy. The Dominican Father Bermudez and Saint Francis Xavier were missionaries of the region. Elevated to the archdiocese of Mallaca on September 19, 1953. Name changed to the archdiocese of Malacca-Singapore on February 25, 1955. Territory split and the name changed to the archdiocese of Singapore on December 18, 1972. See also:

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Entry for 'Singapore, Archdiocese of'. 1910 New Catholic Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​ncd/​s/singapore-archdiocese-of.html. 1910.
 
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