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Diocese of Laval

Dioecesis Valleguidonensis



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General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 30 June 1855
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Rennes (-Dol-Saint-Malo)
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: France
  • Square Kilometers: 5,175 (1,998 Square Miles)
  • Conference Region: Ouest
  • Official Web Site: http://diocese-laval.cef.fr/
  • Mailing Address: 27, rue du Cardinal Suhard, B.P. 1225, 53012 Laval CEDEX, France
  • Telephone: 2.43.69.24.21
  • Fax: 2.43.66.87.46

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
30 June 1855ErectedDiocese of Angers
Diocese of Le Mans
Diocese of Laval (erected)
8 December 2002Metropolitan ChangedDiocese of Laval (from Tours)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
1950253,500254,47999.6%538766144121251,500297ap1951
1970252,762.0%38245427056995295ap1971
1980220,000262,02584.0%3413337458861965295ap1981
1990233,000276,00084.4%2753731274686785289ap1991
1999278,000293,00094.9%220372571,08168054431ap2000
2000270,000285,31094.6%213392521,07167957231ap2001
2001280,000285,33898.1%202372391,171811154731ap2002
2002280,000285,33898.1%19372001,40074664931ap2003
2003275,000285,33896.4%180392191,2558349231ap2004
2004275,000285,33896.4%191402311,190118452231ap2005

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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