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Diocese of Portland

Dioecesis Portlandensis



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Bishop(s)

  • Robert Peter Deeley, Bishop
  • Joseph John Gerry, O.S.B., Bishop Emeritus

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 29 July 1853
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Boston
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • State: Maine
  • Country: United States of America
  • Square Kilometers: 85,541 (33,040 Square Miles)
  • Conference Region: I (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT)
  • Catholic Directory Abbreviation: PRT
  • Official Web Site: http://www.portlanddiocese.net/
  • Mailing Address: Chancery Office, P.O. Box 11559, Portland, ME 04104-7559; 510 Ocean Ave., Portland, ME 04103-4936, USA
  • Telephone: (207)773-6471
  • Fax: 773-0182

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
29 July 1853ErectedDiocese of Boston Diocese of Portland (erected)
15 April 1884Territory LostDiocese of Portland Diocese of Manchester (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
1950226,186876,21325.8%248973456552211,506132ap1951
1966270,283969,26527.9%2481053537651841,062133ap1967
1970273,392976,00028.0%22336258546715921,332142ap1971
1976264,5381,028,00025.7%192892819411361,035144ap1977
1980275,3761,028,00026.8%2201023228552136860144ap1981
1990263,3271,219,30021.6%209762859235105648146ap1991
1999227,1831,227,92718.5%180532339751826457138ap2000
2000215,0771,227,92717.5%187472349191972436138ap2001
2001212,2531,227,92717.3%176472239512178416136ap2002
2002213,6801,274,92316.8%165462111,0122374397136ap2003
2003217,7051,274,92317.1%157482051,0612477390135ap2004
2004217,7671,274,92317.1%158452031,0722371371135ap2005
2010203,0001,358,00014.9%147321791,134324728066ap2011
2012207,3001,379,00015.0%139291681,233424330457ap2013

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


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