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Diocese of Raphoe

Dioecesis Rapotensis



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Bishop(s)

  • Philip Boyce, O.C.D., Bishop

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 5th Century
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Armagh
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Ireland
  • Square Kilometers: 4,030 (1,556 Square Miles)
  • Description: Most of Donegal
  • Official Web Site: http://www.raphoediocese.ie/
  • Mailing Address: Árd Adhamhnáin, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, Ireland
  • Telephone: (074)91.21.208
  • Fax: 91.24.872

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
5th CenturyErectedDiocese of Raphoe (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
195082,000102,00080.4%94101047882110227ap1951
197061,50071,00086.6%8010906833512127ap1971
198073,33782,93488.4%7818967632710629ap1981
199078,13086,21890.6%8212948311610431ap1991
199980,75388,80890.9%9410104776157531ap2000
200081,50089,00091.6%84993876146531ap2001
200179,50087,20091.2%88997819146533ap2002
200279,50087,25091.1%841296828165733ap2003
200379,60087,30091.2%831295837155433ap2004
200479,72087,47091.1%831093857145333ap2005
201081,35090,16090.2%731741,09965133ap2011

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


Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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