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Diocese of Les Gonaïves

Dioecesis Gonayvesensis



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Bishop(s)

  • Yves-Marie Péan, C.S.C., Bishop

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 3 October 1861
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Cap-Haïtien
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Haïti
  • Square Kilometers: 4,831 (1,865 Square Miles)
  • Mailing Address: Avenue des Dattes 89, Les Gonaïves, Haïti, W.I.
  • Telephone: 274-0146
  • Fax: 274-0649

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
3 October 1861ErectedArchdiocese of Santo Domingo Diocese of Les Gonaïves (erected)
20 April 1972Territory LostDiocese of Cap-Haïtien
Diocese of Les Gonaïves
Diocese of Hinche (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
1949475,000500,00095.0%303015,833112415ap1951
1965600,000.0%1410240134820ap1967
1970550,000710,00077.5%12193117,741257819ap1971
1976450,000550,00081.8%12193114,516337113ap1977
1980461,000560,00082.3%7212816,464326813ap1981
1990650,0001,000,00065.0%19244315,116366322ap1991
1999750,0001,300,00057.7%33215413,888388426ap2000
2000757,0001,318,00057.4%37205713,280329426ap2001
2001764,5701,331,18057.4%41196012,742319527ap2002
2002776,0381,359,18057.1%41206112,721309528ap2003
2003791,5581,386,36357.1%39205913,416298329ap2004

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


Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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