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Diocese of Santa Ana

Dioecesis Sanctae Annae



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Bishop(s)

  • Romeo Tovar Astorga, O.F.M., Bishop

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 11 February 1913
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of San Salvador
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: El Salvador
  • Square Kilometers: 3,272 (1,263 Square Miles)
  • Mailing Address: Casa Episcopal, 3a Av. Norte 3, Santa Ana 02-102, El Salvador
  • Telephone: 2441.02.78
  • Fax: (same)

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
11 February 1913ErectedDiocese of San Salvador (Ahuachapan, Santa Ana, and Sonsonate Provinces) Diocese of Santa Ana (erected)
31 May 1986Territory LostDiocese of Santa Ana Diocese of Sonsonate (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
1949454,000460,00098.7%21214210,809279420ap1951
1966100,000110,00090.9%3135661,5155014037ap1967
1970658,236692,93195.0%35286310,4483212539ap1971
1976786,753825,49695.3%28285614,0494914539ap1977
1980856,972921,48493.0%31255615,3033913941ap1981
1990590,000738,00079.9%27245111,5681337532ap1991
1999800,387943,38784.8%41206113,12112913836ap2000
2000805,450945,54085.2%41185913,65112714237ap2001
2001810,500947,75085.5%51186911,74613114539ap2002
2002821,565950,84086.4%56197510,95413514744ap2003
2003829,105953,79086.9%5924839,98914114544ap2004
2004836,7951,253,59066.8%6124859,84413510544ap2005
2010965,0001,502,00064.2%90201108,7721357050ap2011

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


Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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