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Diocese of Benguela

Dioecesis Benguelensis



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Bishop(s)

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 6 June 1970
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Huambo
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Angola
  • Square Kilometers: 49,920 (19,281 Square Miles)
  • Mailing Address: Bispado, C.P. 670, Rua Gago Coutinho 11, Benguela, Angola
  • Telephone: 272.233.663
  • Fax: 272.235.127

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
6 June 1970ErectedDiocese of Nova Lisboa Diocese of Benguela (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
1970314,000523,00060.0%ap1971
1980450,0001,000,00045.0%16203612,5002210226ap1981
1990669,0001,264,00052.9%19234215,9283019930ap1991
1999877,4001,982,00044.3%56227811,2484725240ap2000
2000907,2301,757,80751.6%7225979,35210430940ap2001
20011,081,8852,163,00050.0%63279012,02012033340ap2002
20021,114,7763,980,00028.0%74381129,95318531940ap2003
20031,147,1112,163,00053.0%75401159,97414131240ap2004
20041,176,6972,163,00054.4%83371209,80516632640ap2005
20061,116,0002,303,00048.5%91411328,45414533242ap2007
20121,736,0002,689,00064.6%1134515810,98713332845ap2013

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


Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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