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Diocese of Ahmedabad

Dioecesis Ahmedabadensis



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General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Elevated: 5 May 1949
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Gandhinagar
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: India
  • Square Kilometers: 14,791 (5,713 Square Miles)
  • Description: In the state of Gujarat: the districts of Ahmedabad, and Kheda
  • Mailing Address: Bishop's House, Dr. Tankaria Rd., Mirzapur, Ahmadabad-380001, Gujarat, India
  • Telephone: (079) 2562.4105
  • Fax: 2563.1942

Historical Details


Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
Mission "Sui Iuris" of Ahmedabad
1934ErectedArchdiocese of Bombay Mission "Sui Iuris" of Ahmedabad (erected)
Diocese of Ahmedabad
5 May 1949ElevatedMission "Sui Iuris" of Ahmedabad Diocese of Ahmedabad
26 February 1977Territory LostDiocese of Ahmedabad Diocese of Rajkot (Syro-Malabar) (erected)
11 November 2002Territory LostDiocese of Ahmedabad Archdiocese of Gandhinagar (erected)
11 November 2002Metropolitan ChangedDiocese of Ahmedabad (from Bombay)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Diocese of Ahmedabad
195029,7649,654,212.3%3838783514012ap1951
195937,92711,172,070.3%59596428013719ap1960
197046,54114,221,918.3%8768455413324016ap1971
198057,00011,600,000.5%13799261916021724ap1981
199070,04215,440,907.5%3410513950318836439ap1991
199976,00015,563,175.5%7210918141915442049ap2000
200076,00015,600,000.5%7611118740615141649ap2001
200176,00015,600,000.5%7811118940215141649ap2002
200262,0008,292,709.7%518013147313432439ap2003
200364,8159,750,454.7%658014544712234237ap2004
200464,9259,750,454.7%648014445011734338ap2005
200666,0389,902,358.7%687914744911933339ap2007
201270,03810,143,092.7%779016741913137442ap2013
201570,26910,143,092.7%749016442813032545ap2016

Note: Any changes in boundaries over time are not indicated in the above table.


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