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Diocese of Bethlehem

Dioecesis Bethlehemensis



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Bishop(s)

  • Jan de Groef, M. Afr., Bishop
  • Hubert Bucher, Bishop Emeritus

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Elevated: 11 January 1951
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Bloemfontein
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: South Africa
  • Square Kilometers: 34,965 (13,505 Square Miles)
  • Mailing Address: Bishop's House, P.O. Box 366, 218 Cambridge St., Bethlehem 9700, O.F.S., South Africa
  • Telephone: (058)303.53.51
  • Fax: 303.53.52

Historical Details


Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
Vicariate Apostolic of Bethlehem
12 February 1948ErectedVicariate Apostolic of Kroonstad Vicariate Apostolic of Bethlehem (erected)
Diocese of Bethlehem
11 January 1951ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Bethlehem Diocese of Bethlehem

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Vicariate Apostolic of Bethlehem
195010,141260,0003.9%3232235432ap1951
Diocese of Bethlehem
195715,773347,0004.5%272758430305ap1960
197033,860430,8007.9%28281,2093335ap1971
198062,712491,00012.8%119203,135223113ap1981
199059,775617,0009.7%617232,5984214925ap1991
199967,858780,0008.7%718252,7145187636ap2000
200077,254790,0009.8%715223,5115156812ap2001
200171,303843,0008.5%1016262,7425167514ap2002
200271,912895,7928.0%1212242,9965126514ap2003
200373,371915,6508.0%1214262,8215147214ap2004
200475,566935,9128.1%1311243,1485116514ap2005
200677,600946,0008.2%168243,2335106214ap2007
201277,0001,003,0007.7%199282,7505145012ap2013

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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