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Diocese of Simla and Chandigarh

Dioecesis Simlensis et Chandigarhensis



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Bishop(s)

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Name Changed: 12 May 1964
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Delhi
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: India
  • Square Kilometers: 83,560 (32,275 Square Miles)
  • Mailing Address: Bishop's Office, P.O. Box 709, Sector 19-A, Chandigarh-160019, India
  • Telephone: (0172)277.57.77; 277.37.77
  • Fax: 278.16.30

Historical Details


Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
Diocese of Simla
4 June 1959SplitArchdiocese of Delhi and Simla Archdiocese of Delhi
Diocese of Simla
Diocese of Simla and Chandigarh
12 May 1964Name ChangedDiocese of Simla Diocese of Simla and Chandigarh

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Diocese of Simla and Chandigarh
19704,5706,000,000.1%1815331383212312ap1971
19804,54125,750,000.0%1514291562616216ap1981
19909,96730,512,000.0%2629551813716727ap1991
199510,60018,000,000.1%2340631684819034ap2000
200013,50019,000,000.1%3353861565923942ap2001
200113,30019,000,000.1%3259911466526340ap2002
200212,59817,000,000.1%4053931355826342ap2003
200312,61017,006,000.1%4053931356027042ap2004
200412,75017,106,000.1%4056961326328042ap2005
201014,78018,670,000.1%48551031435828049ap2011

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


Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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