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Diocese of Manchester

Dioecesis Manchesteriensis



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Bishop(s)

  • Peter Anthony Libasci, Bishop
  • Odore Joseph Gendron, Bishop Emeritus
  • John Brendan McCormack, Bishop Emeritus
  • Francis Joseph Christian, Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 15 April 1884
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Boston
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • State: New Hampshire
  • Country: United States of America
  • Square Kilometers: 24,097 (9,307 Square Miles)
  • Description: The entire state.
  • Conference Region: I (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT)
  • Catholic Directory Abbreviation: MAN
  • Official Web Site: https://www.catholicnh.org/
  • Mailing Address: Chancery Office, 153 Ash Street, P.O. Box 310, Manchester, NH 03105-0310, USA
  • Telephone: (603)669-3100
  • Fax: 669-0377

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
15 April 1884ErectedDiocese of Portland Diocese of Manchester (erected) (New Hampshire)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
1950180,159491,52436.7%20794301598861,147102ap1951
1966252,800661,00038.2%2801544345822631,609123ap1967
1970260,703659,13239.6%2551123677102251,481124ap1971
1976269,775792,00034.1%299703697311461,204129ap1977
1980285,311826,00034.5%276813577991371,155128ap1981
1990296,5131,085,00027.3%2629735982520244986130ap1991
1999330,5131,173,00028.2%243773201,0322542742131ap2000
2000342,6621,185,00028.9%239763151,08724116710131ap2001
2001325,6741,201,00027.1%232833151,03323112688131ap2002
2002336,8031,235,78627.3%238623001,1222597652131ap2003
2003327,3531,275,00025.7%222622841,1524796608131ap2004
2004327,3531,275,00025.7%225602851,1485195621120ap2005
2010309,9871,315,80923.6%207622691,152528943998ap2011
2013316,0001,343,00023.5%193542471,279458140090ap2014
2016322,2581,326,81324.3%173422151,498725734888ap2017

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


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