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Diocese of Balasore

Dioecesis Balasorensis



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Bishop(s)

  • Simon Kaipuram, C.M., Bishop
  • Thomas Thiruthalil, C.M., Bishop Emeritus

General Information

Historical Details


Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
Prefecture Apostolic of Balasore
8 June 1968ErectedArchdiocese of Calcutta Prefecture Apostolic of Balasore (erected)
Diocese of Balasore
18 December 1989ElevatedPrefecture Apostolic of Balasore Diocese of Balasore

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Prefecture Apostolic of Balasore
19701,7552,723,279.1%3ap1971
198010,8804,691,000.2%41418604165817ap1981
Diocese of Balasore
199013,7124,982,000.3%141529472239930ap1991
199917,1144,923,999.3%2314374623813433ap2000
200017,4154,923,999.4%2115364834113633ap2001
200118,9205,283,744.4%2314375114013538ap2002
200219,8007,139,000.3%2610365503713637ap2003
200320,7008,213,900.3%2710375594114037ap2004
200421,3008,289,700.3%3011415194914137ap2005
200621,5808,460,480.3%3710474594714537ap2007
201223,6438,974,200.3%449534463713739ap2013

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


Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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