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Diocese of Elphin

Dioecesis Elphinensis



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Bishop(s)

  • Kevin Doran, Bishop
  • Christopher Jones, Bishop Emeritus

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 450
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Tuam
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Ireland
  • Square Kilometers: 301 (116 Square Miles)
  • Description: Parts of Roscommon, Sligo, Westmeath and Galway
  • Official Web Site: http://www.elphindiocese.ie/
  • Mailing Address: Bishop's House, St. Mary's, Sligo, Co. Sligo, Ireland
  • Telephone: (071)91.62.670
  • Fax: 91.62.414

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
450ErectedDiocese of Elphin (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
1950100,000103,50096.6%10891178544832533ap1951
197077,73179,30298.0%125161415517441733ap1971
198071,60073,90096.9%101161176116541234ap1981
199069,00071,00097.2%9881066501723536ap1991
199968,00070,00097.1%816877811114537ap2000
200068,00070,00097.1%776838191113537ap2001
200168,00070,00097.1%756818391113137ap2002
200268,00070,00097.1%706768941013337ap2003
200368,00070,00097.1%676739311012637ap2004
200468,00070,00097.1%666729441012038ap2005
200669,00071,00097.2%6518838312111038ap2007
201369,27071,65096.7%5223759236238237ap2014

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


Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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