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Diocese of Panevėžys

Dioecesis Panevezensis



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Bishop(s)

  • Lionginas Virbalas, S.J., Bishop
  • Jonas Kauneckas, Bishop Emeritus
  • Juozas Preikšas, Bishop Emeritus

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 4 April 1926
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Vilnius
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Lithuania
  • Square Kilometers: 13,000 (5,021 Square Miles)
  • Official Web Site: http://panevezys.lcn.lt/
  • Mailing Address: J. Zemgulio 45, 5300 Panevezys, Lietuva
  • Telephone: (25)4351.56
  • Fax: 4329.30

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
4 April 1926ErectedDiocese of Panevėžys (erected)
28 May 1997Territory LostArchdiocese of Kaunas
Diocese of Panevėžys
Diocese of Telšiai (-Klaipeda)
Diocese of Šiauliai (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
1950420,000450,00093.3%128ap1951
19701611610120ap1971
19801471470120ap1981
1990450,0001291293,488120ap1991
1999377,500443,50085.1%99993,81384113ap2000
2000377,000443,00085.1%93934,05371113ap2001
2001377,000443,00085.1%94944,01079113ap2002
2002480,000495,00097.0%85855,64779112ap2003
2003333,300405,50082.2%881893,744797111ap2004
2004333,300405,50082.2%911923,622595112ap2005

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


Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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