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Diocese of Antigonish

Dioecesis Antigonicensis



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Bishop(s)

  • Brian Joseph Dunn, Bishop

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Name Changed: 23 August 1886
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Halifax-Yarmouth
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Province: Nova Scotia
  • Country: Canada
  • Square Kilometers: 18,800 (7,261 Square Miles)
  • Description: Antigonish, Pictou, Guysborough, Richmond, Inverness, Victoria, and Cape Breton Counties in Nova Scotia
  • Conference Region: Atlantic (Atlantique)
  • Catholic Directory Abbreviation: Ant
  • Official Web Site: http://www.antigonishdiocese.com/title.htm
  • Mailing Address: Bishop's House, P.O. Box 1330, NS B2G 2L7; 168 Hawthorne St., Antigonish, NS B2G 2G6, Canada
  • Telephone: (902) 863-3335
  • Fax: 863-0037

Historical Details


Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
Diocese of Arichat
22 September 1844ErectedDiocese of Halifax Diocese of Arichat (erected)
Diocese of Antigonish
23 August 1886Name ChangedDiocese of Arichat Diocese of Antigonish

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Diocese of Antigonish
1950108,742260,00041.8%15881666551057882ap1951
1959120,387207,91457.9%206192255353582690ap1960
1966123,938207,91459.6%24062465032284592ap1967
1968124,416241,40751.5%11171181,0542160091ap1971
1976124,548245,79550.7%187142016193160893ap1977
1980128,000250,00051.2%178121906732555993ap1981
1990136,000270,00050.4%163116482920478127ap1991
1999106,485247,90043.0%132313578817305125ap2000
2000106,818247,90043.1%132313579117340125ap2001
2001106,818247,90043.1%13012142752117330125ap2002
2002113,300223,76450.6%13112143792117319122ap2003
2003113,300223,76450.6%13713150755218308122ap2004
2004129,905223,82458.0%13113144902117302124ap2005
2006129,905223,82458.0%11981271,022112290123ap2007
2012130,800232,00056.4%10131041,2577322590ap2013

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


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