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Diocese of Chittagong

Dioecesis Chittagongensis



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Bishop(s)

  • Moses M. Costa, C.S.C., Bishop

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 25 May 1927
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Dhaka
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Bangladesh
  • Square Kilometers: 27,647 (10,678 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)
29 December 2015Territory LostDiocese of Chittagong Diocese of Barisal (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
201340,59635,308,680.1%2018381,068389914ap2014
201548,91719,188,306.3%108182,717106511bul:29dec2015

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


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