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Archdiocese of Mechelen-Brussel {Malines-Brussels}

Archidioecesis Mechliniensis-Bruxellensis



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Bishop(s)

  • Josef De Kesel, Cardinal, Archbishop
  • Jean-Luc Hudsyn, Auxiliary Bishop
  • Jean Kockerols, Auxiliary Bishop
  • Godfried Danneels, Cardinal, Archbishop Emeritus
  • André-Joseph (Mutien) Léonard, Archbishop Emeritus
  • Jan De Bie, Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus

Suffragan Dioceses

General Information

Historical Details


Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
Archdiocese of Mechelen
12 May 1559ErectedDiocese of Cambrai
Diocese of Liège
Archdiocese of Mechelen (erected)
1801Territory AddedDiocese of Antwerpen {Antwerp, Anvers} (suppressed) Archdiocese of Mechelen
8 December 1961Territory LostArchdiocese of Mechelen Diocese of Antwerpen {Antwerp} (erected)
Archdiocese of Mechelen-Brussel {Malines-Brussels}
8 December 1961Name ChangedArchdiocese of Mechelen Archdiocese of Mechelen-Brussel {Malines-Brussels}

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Archdiocese of Mechelen
19503,093,819.0%3,1862,1295,31504,54616,202895ap1951
Archdiocese of Mechelen-Brussel {Malines-Brussels}
19692,326,496.0%1,9251,92506,780658ap1971
19802,278,0002,504,00091.0%1,5541,9873,541643682,4086,474657ap1981
19902,000,0002,373,52684.3%1,2731,2402,513795891,7784,965687ap1991
19991,600,0002,470,91864.8%1,0671,1492,216722951,5863,750677ap2000
20001,800,0002,500,00072.0%1,0221,1432,1658311051,6543,534677ap2001
20011,800,0002,514,18571.6%9771,1432,1208491011,5283,380677ap2002
20021,600,0002,513,78363.6%9341,1422,0767701051,5253,274677ap2003
20031,600,0002,508,87363.8%9111,1422,0537791001,4773,139677ap2004
20041,600,0002,500,00064.0%8921,1422,034786981,4522,972678ap2005
20131,801,0002,815,84264.0%6701,1421,812993881,4481,657659ap2014

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


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