Diocese of Sendai

Bishop Hiraga

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Bishop Martin Tetsuo Hiraga

Bishop's Residence 6-8-5, Higashisendai, Miyagino-ku Sendai, MIYAGI 983-0833, Japan

+81-22 297-3030

Fax :+81-22 297-3032


Bishop Martin Tetsuo Hiraga was born on Jan. 2, 1945, in Hanamaki, Iwate Prefecture. He was ordained a priest on Sept. 16, 1974, and was appointed Bishop of Sendai on Dec. 10, 2005. His episcopal ordination was on March 4, 2006.

Previous Ordinaries:

  • Bishop Francis X. Mizobe, S.D.B (2000-2004)
  • Bishop Raymond Chihiro Sato, O.P (1976-1998)
  • Bishop Peter Arikata Kobayashi (1954-1976)
  • Bishop Michael Wasaburo Urakawa (1941-1954)
  • Bishop Andre Dumas, O.P (1931-1936)
  • Msgr. Alfred Joseph Wood, M.E.P (1927-1931 Administrator Apostolic)
  • Bishop Alexandre Berlioz, M.E.P (1891-1927)

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