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Diocese of Chikwawa

Dioecesis Chiquavanus



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General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 22 March 1965
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Blantyre
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Malawi
  • Square Kilometers: 7,676 (2,964 Square Miles)
  • Mailing Address: Bishop's House, P.O. Box 135, Chikwawa, Malawi
  • Telephone: (1)42.02.68
  • Fax: 42.02.29

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
22 March 1965ErectedArchdiocese of Blantyre Diocese of Chikwawa (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
197061,679363,50017.0%25252,4672536ap1971
198075,431464,00016.3%318213,591213512ap1981
1990105,282541,00019.5%1110215,013113712ap1991
1999137,944722,00019.1%164206,89743210ap2000
2000141,204998,50014.1%194236,13973112ap2001
2001153,2921,051,92814.6%202226,96753112ap2002
2002156,7991,105,35614.2%192217,46643112ap2003
2003168,0251,158,78414.5%172198,84343212ap2004
2004171,2061,161,70414.7%172199,01022512ap2005
2006179,8861,225,00014.7%192218,56622712ap2007

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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