La Comunità di Santa Pudenziana dà il benvenuto al suo Cardinale Titolare
St. Pudenziana Community welcomes her new Titular Cardinal

 

Cardinal Maeda

S. Em.za il Sig. Cardinale THOMAS AQUINO MAYO MAEDA
Arcivescovo di Osaka (Giappone) e Cardinale Titolare di Santa Pudenziana
His Eminence The Cardinal THOMAS AQUINO MAYO MAEDA
Archbishop of Osaka (Japan), Appointed with the Title of St. Pudenziana

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Breve Nota Biografica

  • Il Cardinale Thomas Aquino Mayo Maeda, Arcivescovo di Osaka (Giappone) è nato il 3 Marzo 1949 in Tsuwasaki, Kami-Goto, Prefettura di Nagasaki
  • Dopo aver completato i suoi studi al Liceo Nanzan di Nagasaki, è entrato nel Seminario di San Sulpicio in Fukuoka
  • E' stato Ordinato Sacerdote il 19 Marzo 1975 e incardinato nella Diocesi di Nagasaki
  • Dopo l'Ordinazione ha avuto i seguenti incarichi: vice-parroco e parroco; curatore della Rivista Diocesana e direttore della Commissione Diocesana per le Comunicazioni Sociali; vicario foraneo.
  • Dal 2006 è stato segretario della Conferenza Episcopale Giapponese fino alla sua Ordinazione Episcopale
  • Il 23 Settembre 2011 è stato consacrato Vescovo di Hiroshima
  • Il 20 Agosto 2014 Sua Santità Papa Francesco l'ha nominato Arcivescovo di Osaka
  • Dal 2016 è vice-presidente della Conferenza Episcopale Giapponese
  • E' stato proclamato Cardinale da Papa Francesco nel Concistoro del 28 Giugno 2018, con il titolo di Santa Pudenziana.

Some Biographical Notes

  • Cardinal Thomas Aquino Manyo Maeda, Archbishop of Osaka (Japan) was born on 3 March 1949 in Tsuwasaki, Kami-Goto, Nagasaki Prefecture.
  • After completing his studies at the Nanzan Lyceum in Nagasaki, he entered the Saint Sulpitius Major Seminary in Fukuoka.
  • He was ordained on 19 March 1975 and incardinated in the diocese of Nagasaki.
  • Since priestly ordination he has held the following positions: parish vicar, parish priest; editor of the diocesan Bulletin and head of the diocesan Commission for Social Communications, and vicar forane.
  • He served as secretary general of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Japan from 2006 until his episcopal election.
  • On 23 September 2011 he was consecrated as bishop of Hiroshima.
  • On 20 August 2014, the Holy Father Francisco appointed him as archbishop of Osaka.
  • Since 2016 he has served as vice president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Japan.
  • Created and proclaimed Cardinal by Pope Francis in the consistory of 28 June 2018, of the Title of Santa Pudenziana.

 

Stemma/Crest

 

Stemma di S. Em.za il Cardinale Thomas Aquino Mayo Maeda
Crest of His Eminence
the Cardina
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Thomas Aquino Mayo Maeda


L'Arcidiocesi di Osaka
The Archdiocese of Osaka

Osaka

History

In 1888 the Apostolic Vicariate of Central Japan was established when the three regions of Kinki, Chugoku, and Shikoku were separated from the Apostolic Vicariate of Southern Japan and entrusted to the Paris Foreign Mission Society. On June 15, 1891, the Apostolic Vicariate of Central Japan was raised to the status of a diocese and constituted Osaka Diocese. The Apostolic Vicar, Msgr. Felix Nicolas Midon, M.E.P., was consecrated bishop. On January 27, 1904 all of Shikoku region was incorporated into the newly established Apostolic Prefecture of Shikoku. On May 4, 1923, the five prefectures of Okayama, Hiroshima, Yamaguchi, Shimane and Tottori were incorporated into the newly established Apostolic Vicariate of Hiroshima. On June 17, 1937, when the Apostolic Prefecture of Kyoto was established, the four prefectures of Kyoto, Nara, Mie and Shiga were incorporated into it, and the present jurisdiction consisting of Osaka, Hyogo and Wakayama prefectures was established. In 1940, upon the resignation of Bishop Jean-Baptiste Castanier, M.E.P., Fr. Yoshigoro Taguchi was appointed to succeed him and was consecrated bishop on December 14, 1941.
On June 24, 1969, the Osaka Diocese was raised to the rank of Archdiocese and Bishop Taguchi became the first Archbishop of Osaka. On February 5, 1970, Fr. Hisao Yasuda was appointed Auxiliary Bishop. On March 5, 1973, Archbishop Taguchi was named the second Japanese cardinal. On February 23, 1978, Cardinal Taguchi died, and on November 15 of the same year Auxiliary Bishop Yasuda was appointed Archbishop of Osaka. Fr. Jun Ikenaga, S.J. was appointed Coadjutor Archbishop of Osaka on November 2, 1995. Archbishop Yasuda resigned on May 10, 1997, and Archbishop Ikenaga was installed. On April 19, 1999, Fr. Goro Matsuura was appointed Auxiliary Bishop and was consecrated on July 17 of the same year. On August 20, 2014, Archbishop Ikenaga resigned and Bp. Manyo Maeda of Hiroshima was appointed Archbishop of Osaka, who was installed on September 23.
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L'Arcidiocesi di Osaka (Hyogo e Wakayama) si trova nell'isola giapponese di Honshu. Osaka è una città di circa 2.7 milioni di abitanti ed è la seconda città del Giappone dopo Tokyo.
Clicca sulla mappa per alcune notizie storiche sull'Arcidiocesi.

The Archdiocese of Osaka (Hyogo e Wakayama) is located in the Japanese ile of Honshu. Osaka is the second city of Japan after Tokyo, with about 2.7 millions of citizens.
Click on the map above for a short history of the Archdiocese.