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Diocese of Simdega

Dioecesis Simdegaensis



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Bishop(s)

  • Vincent Barwa, Bishop

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 28 May 1993
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Ranchi
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: India
  • Square Kilometers: 3,761 (1,452 Square Miles)
  • Mailing Address: Bishop's House, P.O. Gotra-835235, Simdega Dt., Jharkhand, India
  • Telephone: (091)990.04.12

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
28 May 1993ErectedArchdiocese of Ranchi Diocese of Gumla (erected)
Diocese of Simdega (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
1999159,474446,42135.7%7317901,7713214526ap2000
2000158,063446,42135.4%7622981,6123815528ap2001
2001158,950446,42135.6%77241011,5733416127ap2002
2002149,159511,91929.1%81241051,4203416127ap2003
2003163,703511,91932.0%7918971,6873415127ap2004
2004164,139511,91932.1%8116971,6923415327ap2005
2010173,225548,00031.6%86211071,6186519030ap2011
2014186,534615,56930.3%89261151,6228523733ap2015
2017197,630648,51530.5%95351301,52010125737ap2018

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


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