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Diocese of Scranton

Dioecesis Scrantonensis



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Bishop(s)

  • Joseph Charles Bambera, Bishop
  • Joseph Francis Martino, Bishop Emeritus
  • James Clifford Timlin, Bishop Emeritus
  • John Martin Dougherty, Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 3 March 1868
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Philadelphia
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • State: Pennsylvania
  • Country: United States of America
  • Square Kilometers: 22,913 (8,847 Square Miles)
  • Description: Luzerne, Lackawanna, Bradford, Susquehanna, Wayne, Tioga, Sullivan, Wyoming, Lycoming, Pike, and Monroe Counties.
  • Conference Region: III (NJ, PA)
  • Catholic Directory Abbreviation: SCR
  • Official Web Site: http://www.dioceseofscranton.org/
  • Mailing Address: 300 Wyoming Ave., Scranton, PA 18503-1279
  • Telephone: (570)207-2216
  • Fax: 207-2236

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
3 March 1868ErectedDiocese of Philadelphia Diocese of Scranton (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
1950350,8761,047,30033.5%44595540649871,370231ap1951
1966360,767916,53939.4%4881436315712751,464234ap1967
1970355,595916,53938.8%4711296005922121,431240ap1971
1976361,911953,52638.0%4201005206951111,265237ap1977
1980359,513960,43037.4%4351095446601171,197240ap1981
1990350,4961,013,42034.6%38910149071561081,015219ap1991
1999362,5461,054,81434.4%358115473766324819200ap2000
2000343,8201,031,97633.3%3339943279548154776198ap2001
2001337,4541,032,53632.7%3419643777251159784198ap2002
2002365,0791,066,30834.2%3327841089051142732195ap2003
2003355,4221,069,36733.2%3367340986950141711195ap2004
2004348,5421,072,81332.5%345704158395282673193ap2005
2008316,8251,095,09228.9%392604527006370557178ap2009
2010323,0471,091,32029.6%280603409506570523138ap2011

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


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Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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