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Diocese of Chilaw

Dioecesis Chilavensis



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Bishop(s)

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, Puttalam Road, Chilaw 61000, Sri Lanka
  • Telephone: (032)2222.332
  • Fax: 2223.233

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
5 January 1939ErectedArchdiocese of Colombo Diocese 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
2013272,692788,00034.6%104151192,2912919044ap2014
2016284,150835,00034.0%120221422,0013320248ap2017

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


Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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