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Diocese of Penang

Dioecesis Pinangensis



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Bishop(s)

  • Sebastian Francis, Bishop
  • Antony Selvanayagam, Bishop Emeritus

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 25 February 1955
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Kuala Lumpur
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Malaysia
  • Square Kilometers: 46,855 (18,097 Square Miles)
  • Mailing Address: Catholic Diocesan Center, 290 Jalan Macalister, 10450 Penang, Malaysia
  • Telephone: (04)229.27.42
  • Fax: 228.56.71

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
25 February 1955ErectedArchdiocese of Malacca Diocese of Penang (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
197059,8654,129,1301.4%63669867110175ap1971
198065,1005,131,0001.3%5510651,0015316131ap1981
199066,2806,150,0001.1%417481,3803714331ap1991
199969,3216,000,0001.2%373401,7331710628ap2000
200064,6056,000,0001.1%412431,502169328ap2001
200165,8376,315,5241.0%392411,60599028ap2002
200269,6006,455,0001.1%403431,61899628ap2003
200370,1406,600,0001.1%395441,5941310628ap2004
200465,1006,600,0001.0%395441,479129728ap2005
201065,0005,740,0001.1%347411,585168228ap2011

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


Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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