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Diocese of Saitama

Archbishop Peter Takeo Okada
Archbishop Peter Takeo Okada
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Archbishop Peter Takeo Okada
Bishop's Residence, 6-4-12 Tokiwa, Urawa-ku, Saitama-shi, 336-0001, Japan
(048)831-3150
Fax :824-3532
[email protected]

Archbishop Peter Takeo Okada (born 24 October 1941) is a Japanese clergyman of the Roman Catholic Church. He is the current archbishop of Tokyo.
Okada was born in Ichikawa in Chiba Prefecture. He was ordained a priest on 3 November 1973. On 15 April 1991, he was appointed bishop of Urawa by Pope John Paul II. He received his episcopal consecration on the following 16 September from Seiichi Shirayanagi, with Archbishops Paul Hisao Yasuda and Francis Xavier Kaname Shimamoto serving as co-consecrators.
Following the early resignation of Cardinal Shirayanagi, he was appointed archbishop of Tokyo on 17 February 2000. His installation took place on the following 3 September. In addition to his role as Archbishop, he is president of the Japanese bishops' conference.The Holy Father has appointed Archbishop Peter Takeo Okada of Tokyo, Japan, as apostolic adminstrator on 27 Jul 2013 "sede vacante et ad nutum Sanctae Sedis"of the diocese of Saitama, Japan. Ceased on 24 Sep 2018.
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