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Diocese of Barcelona

Dioecesis Barcinonensis in Venetiola



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Bishop(s)

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 7 June 1954
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Cumaná
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Venezuela
  • Square Kilometers: 20,322 (7,849 Square Miles)
  • Mailing Address: Obispado, Avda. Country Club con c/San Carlos, Urb. Urdaneta, Barcelona 6001-A, Edo, Anzoategui, Venezuela
  • Telephone: (0281)2764.993
  • Fax: (same)

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
7 June 1954ErectedDiocese of Ciudad Bolívar (Anzoátegui) Diocese of Barcelona (erected)
31 May 2018Territory LostDiocese of Barcelona Diocese of El Tigre (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
1958223,000238,00093.7%1515307,433168720ap1960
1966363,096380,00295.6%3218507,2611811870ap1967
1970377,000382,00298.7%2920497,6932112040ap1971
1976495,000550,00090.0%3024549,1662511969ap1977
1980575,000639,00090.0%30154512,777278072ap1981
1990706,000785,00089.9%39216011,7663216548ap1991
19991,200,0001,300,00092.3%43165920,3386166849ap2000
20001,250,0001,400,00089.3%47166319,8416166949ap2001
20011,350,0001,500,00090.0%48166421,0936167054ap2002
20021,350,0001,500,00090.0%48166421,0936167052ap2003
20031,390,0001,550,00089.7%48166421,7186167052ap2004
20041,529,0001,705,00089.7%44166025,4836217052ap2005
20061,785,0001,909,00093.5%52166826,2504257852ap2007
20121,966,0002,100,00093.6%52166828,9114243862ap2013
20152,053,0002,193,00093.6%35124743,6802173157ap2016
20181,362,279.0%4302846bul:31May2018

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


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Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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