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Diocese of Birmingham

Dioecesis Birminghamiensis



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Bishop(s)

  • Robert Joseph Baker, Bishop
  • David Edward Foley, Bishop Emeritus

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Split: 28 June 1969
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Mobile
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • State: Alabama
  • Country: United States of America
  • Square Kilometers: 72,728 (28,091 Square Miles)
  • Description: Bibb, Blount, Calhoun, Chambers, Cherokee, Chilton, Clay, Clebourne, Colbert, Coosa, Cullman, DeKalb, Etowah, Fayette, Franklin, Greene, Hale, Jackson, Jefferson, Lamar, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marengo, Marion, Marshall, Morgan, Perry, Pickens, Randolph, St. Clair, Shelby, Sumter, Talladega, Tallapoosa, Tuscaloosa, Walker, and Winston Counties.
  • Conference Region: V (AL, KY, LA, MS, TN)
  • Catholic Directory Abbreviation: BIR
  • Official Web Site: http://www.bhmdiocese.org/
  • Mailing Address: 2121 3rd Ave. North, Birmingham, AL 35203; P.O. Box 12047, Birmingham, AL 35202-2047, USA
  • Telephone: (205)838-8322
  • Fax: 836-1910

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
28 June 1969SplitDiocese of Mobile-Birmingham Diocese of Birmingham
Diocese of Mobile

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
197039,8282,134,3961.9%689516324410725854ap1971
197647,5452,143,8752.2%6174135352129720759ap1977
198053,4032,230,0002.4%5765122437177919155ap1981
199062,3872,470,8002.5%542983751214222075ap1991
199971,9582,644,6442.7%6945114631283417054ap2000
200076,9412,735,5462.8%494493827287316356ap2001
200190,5902,769,8423.3%5941100905487914357ap2002
200291,9222,806,3973.3%5712691,332444412157ap2003
200388,5152,819,0623.1%7433107827455912457ap2004
200474,7772,735,5462.7%681280934413412959ap2005
200698,6002,845,0003.5%8412961,027562815455ap2007
2012103,9002,995,0003.5%79231021,018514612554ap2013

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


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