Roman Catholic Diocese of Saint-Claude

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The Roman Catholic Diocese of Saint-Claude is a diocese of the Latin Rite of the Roman Catholic Church in France. The diocese corresponds in territory to the department of Jura. It was created in 1742, as a smaller area, mostly consisting of some parishes previously controlled by the Abbey of Saint-Claude. Under the Concordat of 1802 the diocese was suppressed and its territory included in the Archdiocese of Besançon; in 1822 it was again made an independent diocese.

The diocese of Saint-Claude is a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Besançon, having in the past been a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Lyon. Its see is Saint-Claude Cathedral.


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