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Diocese of Nantes

Dioecesis Nannetensis



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Bishop(s)

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 4th Century
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Rennes (-Dol-Saint-Malo)
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: France
  • Square Kilometers: 6,980 (2,696 Square Miles)
  • Conference Region: Ouest
  • Official Web Site: http://nantes.cef.fr/
  • Mailing Address: B.P. 52204, 7 rue Cardinal-Richard, 44322 Nantes CEDEX 03, France
  • Telephone: 2.40.76.22.00
  • Fax: 2.40.59.77.73

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
4th CenturyErectedDiocese of Nantes (erected)
8 December 2002Metropolitan ChangedDiocese of Nantes (from Tours)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
1949550,000665,06482.7%9371501,0875052203,700277ap1951
1970800,000861,45292.9%9851301,1157174603,150299ap1971
1980860,000968,80088.8%848989469094842,547295ap1981
1988860,0001,001,00085.9%6811087891,08934622,031294ap1991
1999971,0001,072,00090.6%673857581,281223161,392293ap2000
2000967,0001,100,00087.9%661807411,304243201,254293ap2001
20011,050,0001,134,26692.6%612756871,528253191,312293ap2002
20021,049,2661,134,26692.5%507875941,766273261,282293ap2003
20031,049,2661,134,26692.5%478565341,964313001,364293ap2004
20041,049,0001,134,26692.5%479505291,982332801,141285ap2005

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


Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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