Apostolic Prefecture of Kompong-Cham
Apostolic Prefecture of Kompong-Cham

Kompong-Cham was established as an Apostolic Prefecture by the Holy See on September 26, 1968.

The seven provinces—Kompong Cham, Kratie, Stung Treng, Rattanakiri, Mondolkiri, Svay Rieng and Prey Veng, belong to the prefecture, with Monsignor Andre Lesouef as its first Apostolic Prefect.

The church properties were destroyed and many priests and lay Catholics were killed in 1970-1979 during the civil war of Cambodia.

The prefecture has 3000 Catholics out of a total population of 5,763,685, and has 14 priests in its 27 parishes.

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