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Diocese of Baton Rouge

Dioecesis Rubribaculensis



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Bishop(s)

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 22 July 1961
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of New Orleans
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • State: Louisiana
  • Country: United States of America
  • Square Kilometers: 14,583 (5,513 Square Miles)
  • Description: Ascension, Assumption, East Baton Rouge, West Baton Rouge, Iberville, Pointe Coupee, East Feliciana, West Feliciana, St. Helena, Tangipahoa, Livingston, and St. James Parishes (counties).
  • Conference Region: V (AL, KY, LA, MS, TN)
  • Catholic Directory Abbreviation: BR
  • Official Web Site: http://www.diobr.org/
  • Mailing Address: P.O. Box 2028, 1800 South Acadian Thruway, Baton Rouge, LA 70821-2028, USA
  • Telephone: (225)387-0561
  • Fax: 336-8789

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
22 July 1961ErectedArchdiocese of New Orleans Diocese of Baton Rouge (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
1966172,810491,43435.2%80661461,1838229564ap1967
1970190,000571,00033.3%81681491,2759329466ap1971
1976163,410612,79826.7%90711611,0149121268ap1977
1980175,000645,00027.1%87721591,10028412570ap1981
1990214,736774,43127.7%84531371,567256613272ap1991
1999207,511809,06525.6%88381261,646251310970ap2000
2000217,199809,99826.8%98431411,540251311870ap2001*
2001218,269831,47826.3%85421271,718255411270ap2002
2002218,588853,16525.6%84431271,721265811169ap2003
2003219,323856,73425.6%77441211,812405610369ap2004
2004219,310863,97625.4%74371111,975404710368ap2005
2006218,846878,26924.9%74381121,953394711766ap2007
2012235,000950,00024.7%90351251,88066509568ap2013

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


Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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