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Diocese of David

Dioecesis Davidensis



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Bishop(s)

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 6 March 1955
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Panamá
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Panama
  • Square Kilometers: 8,653 (3,342 Square Miles)
  • Mailing Address: Obispado, Apartado 109, David, Chiriqui, Panamá
  • Telephone: 775-2916
  • Fax: 774-3920

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
6 March 1955ErectedArchdiocese of Panamá Diocese of David (erected)
17 October 1962Territory LostDiocese of David Territorial Prelature of Bocas del Toro (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
1966230,400240,00096.0%626327,200264319ap1967
1970213,000236,25390.2%925346,264254625ap1971
1976235,000260,00090.4%432366,527484826ap1977
1980259,800294,80088.1%242445,904525425ap1981
1990354,079382,31092.6%733408,851415929ap1991
1999335,000374,00089.6%933427,97611415029ap2000
2000340,000380,00089.5%1231437,90612415030ap2001
2001348,000418,00083.3%1034447,90913474530ap2003
2003345,000385,00089.6%937467,50012475030ap2004
2004345,000390,00088.5%1736536,50911465632ap2005
2006351,000396,00088.6%1736536,622425634ap2007

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


Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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