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Diocese of Faro {Algarve}

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Bishop(s)

  • Manuel Neto Quintas, S.C.I., Bishop
  • Manuel Madureira Dias, Bishop Emeritus

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Name Changed: 30 March 1577
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Évora
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Portugal
  • Square Kilometers: 5,071 (1,958 Square Miles)
  • Official Web Site: http://www.diocese-algarve.pt/
  • Mailing Address: Curia Diocesana, Largo da Se 20, 8000-138 Faro, Portugal
  • Telephone: 289.829.206
  • Fax: 289.805.400

Historical Details


Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
Diocese of Silves (Sylves)
1253ErectedDiocese of Silves (Sylves) (erected)
Diocese of Faro {Algarve}
30 March 1577Name ChangedDiocese of Silves (Sylves) Diocese of Faro {Algarve}

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Diocese of Faro {Algarve}
1950303,747317,62895.6%66664,6022167ap1951
1970310,950314,84198.8%768843,70194671ap1971
1980287,500315,00091.3%6415793,639175171ap1981
1990378,000420,00090.0%589675,641127573ap1991
1999325,000366,32988.7%4717645,0782010276ap2000
2000330,000366,32990.1%5516714,647189376ap2001
2001330,000366,32990.1%5416704,7147189177ap2002
2002340,000391,81986.8%4915645,3127179177ap2003
2003340,000391,81986.8%4715625,4837178977ap2004
2004340,000391,81986.8%4416605,6667188878ap2005
2006350,000400,00087.5%4518635,5556209278ap2007

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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