Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Dijon
Ecclesiastical Province of Dijon
As early as the Merovingian and Carolingian period was Dijon bishopric of the bishops of Langres, which simultaneously initiated the monastery of St. Bénigne. The diocese of Dijon itself was founded on April 9, 1731 and originally belonged to the ecclesiastical province of Lyon. First bishop, Jean Bouhier, previously abbot of St. Etienne. Bishop René of Monstiers de Mérinville was during the French Revolution did not perform his duties. From 1801 to 1822 belonged to the diocese of Dijon and the area of the temporarily defunct Diocese of Langres.
The 8760 km ² large diocese was elevated to an archdiocese on 16 December 2002 and at the same time Metropolitan of the dioceses of Autun, Nevers, the archbishopric of Sens and the Prelature of Mission de France based in Pontigny.
Of the diocese cathedral was originally the church of Saint- Etienne, since the beginning of the 19th century however, this is the former collegiate church of Saint- Benign (both in Dijon ).