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Diocese of Chittagong

Dioecesis Chittagongensis



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Bishop(s)

  • Moses M. Costa, C.S.C., Bishop
  • Lawrence Subrata Howlader, C.S.C., Auxiliary Bishop

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 25 May 1927
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Dhaka
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Bangladesh
  • Square Kilometers: 39,247 (15,159 Square Miles)
  • Mailing Address: Bishop's House, Bandel Road, Patharghata, P.O. Box 152, Chittagong 4000, Bangladesh
  • Telephone: (031)61.46.50

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
25 May 1927ErectedDiocese of Dacca Diocese of Chittagong (erected)
9 July 1940Territory LostDiocese of Chittagong Prefecture Apostolic of Akyab (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
195011,88812,891,650.1%62127440124210ap1951
197013,05313,600,000.1%7202748340819ap1971
198017,55723,000,000.1%1392279831489ap1981
199018,25020,686,883.1%81624760264810ap1991
199923,68925,529,062.1%13122594719729ap2000
200025,12926,039,640.1%1213251,00522739ap2001
200125,54728,500,000.1%1213251,021237910ap2002
200226,35229,070,000.1%1115261,013257410ap2003
200328,20629,600,000.1%1216281,007288010ap2004
200429,21230,000,000.1%1212241,217328010ap2005
200631,81331,200,000.1%1416301,060288610ap2007

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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