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Archdiocese of Mechelen-Brussel {Malines-Brussels}

Archidioecesis Mechliniensis-Bruxellensis

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  • Luc Terlinden, Archbishop
  • Jean Kockerols, Auxiliary Bishop
  • Koenraad Vanhoutte, Auxiliary Bishop
  • Jozef De Kesel, Cardinal, Archbishop Emeritus
  • André-Joseph (Mutien) Léonard, Archbishop Emeritus
  • Jan De Bie, Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus
  • Jean-Luc Hudsyn, Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus

Suffragan Dioceses

General Information

Historical Details

Past and Present Ordinaries

Historical Summary

Archdiocese of Mechelen
12 May 1559ErectedDiocese of Cambrai
Diocese of Liège
Archdiocese of Mechelen (erected)
29 November 1801Territory AddedDiocese of Antwerpen {Antwerp, Anvers} (suppressed) Archdiocese of Mechelen
24 February 1958Territory AddedDiocese of Gent {Ghent, Gand} (Parish of Saint Anne) Archdiocese of Mechelen
8 December 1961Territory LostArchdiocese of Mechelen Diocese of Antwerpen {Antwerp} (erected)
Archdiocese of Mechelen-Brussel {Malines-Brussels}
8 December 1961Name ChangedArchdiocese of Mechelen Archdiocese of Mechelen-Brussel {Malines-Brussels}
28 July 1965Territory AddedDiocese of Tournai {Doornik} (Kapelle-S. Petri, Bever-Akrenbos, Bever-S. Martini) Archdiocese of Mechelen-Brussel {Malines-Brussels}
28 July 1965Territory LostArchdiocese of Mechelen-Brussel {Malines-Brussels} (Vert-Chemin, Warresaix) Diocese of Tournai {Doornik}
30 November 1977Territory LostArchdiocese of Mechelen-Brussel {Malines-Brussels} (St. John the Evangelist in Konings-Hooikt and St. Joseph in Peulis) Diocese of Antwerpen {Antwerp}
30 November 1977Territory LostDiocese of Liège (Luik, Lüttich) (St. Remigius in Landenne, B. M. V. Auxiliatrix in Petit-Wäret, St. Stephen in Seilles and SS. Peter and Paul in Povedroux)
Archdiocese of Mechelen-Brussel {Malines-Brussels} (S. Philibert in Noville-sur-Mehaigne)
Diocese of Tournai {Doornik} (St. Lambert in Boignée)
Diocese of Namur {Namen}


YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Archdiocese of Mechelen
Archdiocese of Mechelen-Brussel {Malines-Brussels}

Note: Any changes in boundaries over time are not indicated in the above table.

Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased


  • Archdiocese of Mechelen
    • Hierarchia Catholica, Volume 3, Page 239
    • Series Episcoporum Ecclesiae Catholicae, Volume 1, Page 250
    • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 50, Page 539, and Page 540
  • Archdiocese of Mechelen-Brussel {Malines-Brussels}
    • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 54, Page 765, and Page 766
    • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 57, Page 1,008, and Page 1,009


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