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Military Ordinariate of Belgium
Dutch language: Bisdom bij de Krijgsmacht
French language: Diocèse aux Forces armées belges
Country Belgium
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Latin Rite
Established 7 September 1957 (63 years ago)
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Archbishop André-Joseph Léonard

The Military Ordinariate of Belgium (Dutch language: Bisdom bij de Krijgsmacht

French language
Diocèse aux Forces armées belges) is a military ordinariate of the Roman Catholic Church. Immediately subject to the Holy See, it provides pastoral care to Roman Catholics serving in the Belgian Armed Forces and their families.

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It was established as a military vicariate on 7 September 1957, and elevated to a military ordinariate on 21 July 1986. The Military Ordinary's seat is located at the Co-cathedral of Saint Jacques-sur-Coudenberg (Sint-Jacob op de Koudenbergkerk) in Brussels, Belgium. The post of Military Ordinary is vested in the Archbishop of Mechelen and Primate of Belgium.

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Coordinates: 50°54′27″N 4°23′35″E / 50.907471°N 4.39301°E / 50.907471; 4.39301

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