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Archdiocese of Mechelen-Brussel {Malines-Brussels}

Archidioecesis Mechliniensis-Bruxellensis



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Bishop(s)

  • André-Joseph (Mutien) Léonard, Archbishop
  • Jean-Luc Hudsyn, Auxiliary Bishop
  • Jean Kockerols, Auxiliary Bishop
  • Léon Lemmens, Auxiliary Bishop
  • Godfried Danneels, Cardinal, Archbishop Emeritus
  • Jan De Bie, Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus
  • Paul Lanneau, Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus

Suffragan Dioceses

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Archdiocese
  • Name Changed: 8 December 1961
  • Metropolitan See
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Belgium
  • Square Kilometers: 3,700 (1,429 Square Miles)
  • Mailing Address: Wollemarkt 15, B-2800 Mechelen, Belgie
  • Telephone: (015)29.26.28
  • Fax: 20.94.85

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

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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