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Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown

Dioecesis Altunensis-Johnstoniensis



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Bishop(s)

  • Mark Leonard Bartchak, Bishop
  • Joseph Victor Adamec, Bishop Emeritus

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Name Changed: 9 October 1957
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Philadelphia
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • State: Pennsylvania
  • Country: United States of America
  • Square Kilometers: 17,279 (6,674 Square Miles)
  • Description: Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Centre, Clinton, Fulton, Huntingdon, and Somerset Counties
  • Conference Region: III (NJ, PA)
  • Catholic Directory Abbreviation: ALT
  • Official Web Site: http://www.ajdiocese.org/
  • Mailing Address: 927 S. Logan Blvd., Hollidaysburg, PA 16648, USA
  • Telephone: (814) 695-5579
  • Fax: 695-8894

Historical Details


Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
Diocese of Altoona
30 May 1901ErectedDiocese of Harrisburg (Counties of Lycoming and Center)
Diocese of Pittsburgh (Counties of Cambria, Blair, Bedford, Huntingdon, and Somerset)
Diocese of Altoona (erected)
Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown
9 October 1957Name ChangedDiocese of Altoona Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Diocese of Altoona
1950135,377619,25721.9%1329923158610173111ap1951
Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown
1959152,918625,35624.5%1498223166110866114ap1960
1966144,900626,70723.1%148144292496150581136ap1967
1970146,604626,70723.4%150116266551146471119ap1971
1976145,569627,40323.2%159952545731156275136ap1977
1980157,300631,00024.9%177992765692161271136ap1981
1990125,150708,10017.7%16674240521682240136ap1991
1999115,210647,35717.8%156612175301910106112ap2000
2000114,987645,13217.8%14865213539247683110ap2001
2001110,651641,76317.2%14962211524307383103ap2002
2002112,426645,26817.4%14362205548296687100ap2003
2003110,122645,26817.1%13856194567306410799ap2004
2004108,202645,26816.8%1365318957232639099ap2005
2006103,694644,30716.1%1315818954834668097ap2007
2012109,500678,00016.2%1185617462936647088ap2013

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


Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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