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Diocese of Ajmer

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Bishop(s)

  • Pius Thomas D’Souza, Bishop
  • Ignatius Menezes, Bishop Emeritus

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Split: 20 July 2005
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Agra
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: India
  • Square Kilometers: 157,681 (60,904 Square Miles)
  • Official Web Site: http://www.ajmerdiocese.org/
  • Mailing Address: Bishop's House, Kaiserganj, Ajmer-305001, Rajasthan, India
  • Telephone: (0145) 2460.074
  • Fax: (same)

Historical Details


Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
Mission "Sui Iuris" of Rajputana
1890ErectedMission "Sui Iuris" of Rajputana (erected)
Prefecture Apostolic of Rajputana
1891ElevatedMission "Sui Iuris" of Rajputana Prefecture Apostolic of Rajputana
Diocese of Ajmer
22 May 1913ElevatedPrefecture Apostolic of Rajputana Diocese of Ajmer
11 March 1935Territory LostDiocese of Ajmer
Diocese of Allahabad
Diocese of Nagpur
Prefecture Apostolic of Indore (erected)
Diocese of Ajmer and Jaipur
13 May 1955Name ChangedDiocese of Ajmer Diocese of Ajmer and Jaipur
13 September 1963Territory LostDiocese of Ajmer and Jaipur
Diocese of Indore
Diocese of Jabalpur
Archdiocese of Bhopal (erected)
3 December 1984Territory LostDiocese of Ajmer and Jaipur Diocese of Udaipur (erected)
Diocese of Ajmer
20 July 2005SplitDiocese of Ajmer and Jaipur Diocese of Ajmer
Diocese of Jaipur

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Diocese of Ajmer
19507,22510,893,212.1%272552138664ap1951
Diocese of Ajmer and Jaipur
195910,20216,600,000.1%3921601701034528ap1960
197017,87520,500,000.1%5715722483047114ap1971
198025,27333,660,000.1%6415793194357811ap1981
19909,84631,500,000.0%372158169324738ap1991
199912,45940,323,500.0%492372173335558ap2000
200012,74641,031,600.0%522577165325638ap2001
200112,86946,435,014.0%5327801603355111ap2002
200213,11946,899,364.0%5428821593455811ap2003
200313,20646,888,150.0%5230821613860412ap2004
200413,28643,550,000.0%4930791683859312ap2005
Diocese of Ajmer
20069,19017,606,347.1%331043213153768ap2007
20129,32019,827,000.0%3814521792141810ap2013

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


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