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Archdiocese of Bloemfontein

Archidioecesis Bloemfonteinensis



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Bishop(s)

  • Jabulani Adatus Nxumalo, O.M.I., Archbishop

Suffragan Dioceses

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Archdiocese
  • Erected: 11 January 1951
  • Metropolitan See
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: South Africa
  • Square Kilometers: 64,393 (24,871 Square Miles)
  • Mailing Address: Archbishop's House, 7/a White's Road, P.O. Box 362, Bloemfontein 9300, South Africa
  • Telephone: (051)448.1658
  • Fax: 447.2420

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
11 January 1951ErectedVicariate Apostolic of Aliwal
Vicariate Apostolic of Kimberley in South Africa {nell’Africa Meridionale}
Archdiocese of Bloemfontein (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
195929,922361,5838.3%20201,49676713ap1960
197045,107400,00011.3%24241,87943742ap1971
198056,000684,0008.2%121222,545366818ap1981
199098,537986,35110.0%418224,478296523ap1991
1997104,1711,003,19110.4%523283,7201307940ap2000
2000100,9181,071,5379.4%617234,387245430ap2001
2001103,1381,095,1119.4%618244,297256030ap2002
2002106,142116,08291.4%619254,245265930ap2003
2003112,706123,04791.6%820284,025276026ap2004
2004113,833123,18592.4%1121323,557286328ap2005
2006116,7001,425,0008.2%1117284,1671206229ap2007
2012103,6001,464,0007.1%1613293,572156349ap2013

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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