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Diocese of Providence

Dioecesis Providentiensis



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Bishop(s)

  • Thomas Joseph Tobin, Bishop
  • Robert Charles Evans, Auxiliary Bishop
  • Louis Edward Gelineau, Bishop Emeritus
  • Robert Edward Mulvee, Bishop Emeritus

General Information


Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
16 February 1872ErectedDiocese of Boston
Diocese of Hartford
Diocese of Providence (erected)
12 March 1904Territory LostDiocese of Providence Diocese of Fall River (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
1950431,240786,85054.8%3381865248223611,824133ap1951
1966548,141859,48863.8%4102076178884062,058156ap1967
1970587,685892,70965.8%3832196029764791,513154ap1971
1976602,467927,00065.0%3091925011,2023681,318155ap1977
1980610,000943,00064.7%3841795631,083633521,256156ap1981
1990631,2231,004,10062.9%3311414721,33771286953159ap1991
1999629,891987,42963.8%3081504581,37592124769158ap2000
2000635,590987,42964.4%3061334391,44796266688157ap2001
2001623,7521,048,31959.5%2921164081,52896238682157ap2002
2002639,9621,048,31961.0%3041254291,49196254655157ap2003
2003649,1881,063,20061.1%2811264071,595107241654157ap2004
2004679,2751,069,72563.5%2791214001,698108195605152ap2005

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


Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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