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Vicariate Apostolic of Bluefields

Apostolicus Vicariatus Bluefieldensis



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Bishop(s)

  • Pablo Ervin Schmitz Simon, O.F.M. Cap., Vicar Apostolic
  • David Albin Zywiec Sidor, O.F.M. Cap., Auxiliary Bishop

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Vicariate Apostolic
  • Erected: 2 December 1913
  • Vicariate
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Nicaragua
  • Square Kilometers: 59,673 (23,048 Square Miles)
  • Mailing Address: Curia Episcopal, Barrio Teodoro Martinez, Apartado 8, Bluefields, Raas, Nicaragua
  • Telephone: 2572.2361
  • Fax: 2572.1068

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
2 December 1913ErectedDiocese of Nicaragua Vicariate Apostolic of Bluefields (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
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

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


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