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Diocese of Chilaw

Dioecesis Chilavensis



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General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 5 January 1939
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Colombo
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Sri Lanka
  • Square Kilometers: 2,076 (801 Square Miles)
  • Mailing Address: Bishop's House, Chilaw 61000, Sri Lanka
  • Telephone: (032)2222.332
  • Fax: 2223.233

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
5 January 1939ErectedDiocese of Chilaw (erected)
15 May 1987Territory LostDiocese of Chilaw Diocese of Kurunegala (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
1950106,343667,36115.9%435482,2153315829ap1951
1969189,6891,156,36716.4%7112832,2853526241ap1971
1980216,8781,679,00012.9%7110812,6772823251ap1981
1990203,095597,00034.0%5711682,9863521635ap1991
1999228,295668,16534.2%7611872,6243022940ap2000
2000230,473676,49834.1%7410842,7432923340ap2001
2001231,529680,67434.0%7210822,8232723940ap2002
2002232,825684,10334.0%728802,9102623242ap2003
2003233,187679,57534.3%6412763,0682722343ap2004
2004231,205679,11334.0%6312753,0822722244ap2005
2006233,708686,35034.1%7114852,7495718344ap2007

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


Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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