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Diocese of Palayamkottai

Dioecesis Palayamkottaiensis



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Bishop(s)

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 17 May 1973
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Madurai
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: India
  • Square Kilometers: 6,102 (2,356 Square Miles)
  • Official Web Site: http://www.palayamkottaidiocese.org/
  • Mailing Address: P.O. Box 108, Palayankottai-627002, Tirunelvely Dt., Tamil Nadu, India
  • Telephone: (0462)57.66.77
  • Fax: 58.00.67

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
17 May 1973ErectedArchdiocese of Madurai Diocese of Palayamkottai (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
198081,6402,112,0003.9%2222441,85512021921ap1981
1990100,6642,374,0004.2%3528631,597111725426ap1991
1999104,1572,373,2954.4%4133741,40710228932ap2000
2000107,1202,373,2954.5%4434781,37310331433ap2001
2001109,2752,373,2954.6%4329721,51710031633ap2002
2002110,7502,373,2994.7%4529741,49610931634ap2003
2003121,8252,610,6294.7%4731781,56111135235ap2004
2004123,7892,652,2734.7%4830781,58711034638ap2005

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


Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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