diocese of Melaka-Johor, Malaysia

Erected on 4 February 1558 as the diocese of Malacca; George of Saint Lucia, O.P., was first bishop. Changed to the Vicariate Apostolic of Malacca-Singapore on 10 September 1841. Elevated to the diocese of Malacca, Straits Settlement on Dominican Father Bermudez and Saint Francis Xavier were missionaries of the region. Elevated to the archdiocese of Mallaca on 19 September 1953. Name changed to the archdiocese of Malacca-Singapore on 25 February 1955. Territory split and the name changed to the diocese of Melacca-Johor, Malaysia on 18 December 1972. Name changed to the diocese of Melaka-Johor on 27 May 1985. See also:
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