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Diocese of Galle

Dioecesis Gallensis



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General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 25 August 1893
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Colombo
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Sri Lanka
  • Square Kilometers: 5,493 (2,121 Square Miles)
  • Official Web Site: http://www.gallediocese.org/
  • Mailing Address: Bishop's House, Kaluwella, Galle, Sri Lanka
  • Telephone: (091)2234.256; 4381.245
  • Fax: 4385.602

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
25 August 1893ErectedDiocese of Galle (erected)
2 November 1995Territory LostDiocese of Galle Diocese of Ratnapura (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
195021,5211,760,0001.2%1925444891515016ap1951
196925,6242,557,1101.0%3219515022819921ap1971
198022,9603,709,000.6%3116474882019825ap1981
199025,1333,513,473.7%436495121016430ap1991
19996,9112,083,126.3%2172824678911ap2000
20007,1402,088,509.3%1652134068811ap2001
20017,3242,088,509.4%2052529268811ap2002
20027,4242,088,509.4%20525296610211ap2003
20037,9332,170,269.4%20525317610211ap2004
20048,1002,210,486.4%20323352310511ap2005
20068,5872,277,145.4%2332633038912ap2007

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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