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Diocese of Liepāja

Dioecesis Liepaiensis



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Bishop(s)

  • Viktors Stulpins, Bishop
  • Vilhelms Toms Marija Lapelis, O.P., Bishop Emeritus

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 8 May 1937
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Riga
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Latvia
  • Square Kilometers: 13,210 (5,102 Square Miles)
  • Web Site: http://www.katedrale.lv/
  • Mailing Address: Peldu iela 15, LV-3400 Liepaja, Latvia
  • Telephone: (034)20.217

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
8 May 1937ErectedDiocese of Liepāja (erected)
2 December 1995Territory LostDiocese of Liepāja Diocese of Jelgava (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
195089,617592,02815.1%40ap1951
199933,000314,50010.5%74113,0005423ap2000
200033,000314,50010.5%55103,3006425ap2001
200133,000347,5009.5%84122,7505727ap2002
200233,000314,50010.5%84122,7506627ap2003
200333,000314,50010.5%84122,7506627ap2004
200433,000314,50010.5%74113,0007630ap2005

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


Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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