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Diocese of Bismarck

Dioecesis Bismarckiensis



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Bishop(s)

  • David Dennis Kagan, Bishop
  • Paul Albert Zipfel, Bishop Emeritus

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 31 December 1909
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • State: North Dakota
  • Country: United States of America
  • Square Kilometers: 88,720 (34,268 Square Miles)
  • Description: Adams, Billings, Bowman, Burke, Burleigh, Divide, Dunn, Emmons, Golden Valley, Grant, Hettinger, McKenzie, McLean, Mercer, Morton, Mountrail, Oliver, Renville, Sioux, Slope, Stark, Ward, and Williams Counties.
  • Conference Region: VIII (MN, ND, SD)
  • Catholic Directory Abbreviation: BIS
  • Official Web Site: http://www.bismarckdiocese.org/
  • Mailing Address: 420 Raymond St., P.O. Box 1575, Bismarck, ND 58502-1575, USA
  • Telephone: (701)223-1347
  • Fax: 223-3693

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
31 December 1909ErectedDiocese of Fargo Diocese of Bismarck (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
195050,321233,06221.6%818216330856213144ap1951
195962,972243,79425.8%936215540671248136ap1960
196675,838245,69830.9%1026416645677290132ap1967
197074,404245,69830.3%92601524897942087ap1971
197673,744244,77730.1%79501295718134677ap1977
198076,817249,00030.9%75621375608729873ap1981
199071,328273,27826.1%7840118604406420369ap1991
199966,763253,55226.3%672895702562115362ap2000
200067,559253,55226.6%6629957115950149100ap2001
200168,484254,42626.9%7027977065953142100ap2002
200267,416254,42626.5%6927967026351140100ap2003
200361,378254,42624.1%7028986266656138100ap2004
200464,245259,47924.8%6828966696854129100ap2005
200662,898261,00024.1%702797648725012262ap2007
201065,284270,00024.2%66329866677529599ap2011
201266,200274,10024.2%73229569679427898ap2013

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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