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Diocese of Bluefields

Dioecesis Bluefieldensis



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General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Elevated: 30 November 2017
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Managua
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Nicaragua
  • Square Kilometers: 19,964 (7,711 Square Miles)
  • Mailing Address: Curia Episcopal, Barrio Teodoro Martinez, Apartado 8, Bluefields, Raas, Nicaragua
  • Telephone: 2572.2361
  • Fax: 2572.1068

Historical Details


Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
Vicariate Apostolic of Bluefields
2 December 1913ErectedDiocese of Nicaragua Vicariate Apostolic of Bluefields (erected)
30 November 2017Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Bluefields Diocese of Siuna (erected)
Diocese of Bluefields
30 November 2017ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Bluefields Diocese of Bluefields

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Vicariate Apostolic of Bluefields
196673,504106,87968.8%132332,227653ap1967*
196891,444119,44576.6%31312,949465114ap1971
1976201,529266,71975.6%224267,7519384814ap1977
1978214,000279,00076.7%281021,40013304215ap1981
1990239,000343,00069.7%718259,56032224317ap1991
1999527,797650,98281.1%16122818,84928146214ap2000
2000536,000661,00081.1%14102422,33326126514ap2001
2001544,000671,00081.1%13112422,66623135614ap2002
2002377,000464,96881.1%14122614,50022146314ap2003
2003465,736650,00071.7%17153214,55419206814ap2004
2004475,505662,35771.8%2293115,33818147514ap2005
2010550,000743,00074.0%20113117,74123127114ap2011
2014587,000794,00073.9%21123317,78719175118ap2015
Diocese of Bluefields
2017260,838457,56557.0%1041418,6312910bul:30Nov2017

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


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