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Diocese of Solwezi

Dioecesis Solveziensis



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General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Elevated: 9 December 1976
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Lusaka
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Zambia
  • Square Kilometers: 88,300 (34,105 Square Miles)
  • Mailing Address: P.O. Box 110033, Solwezi, Zambia
  • Telephone: (08)821.278
  • Fax: 821.428

Historical Details


Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
Prefecture Apostolic of Solwezi
9 April 1959ErectedVicariate Apostolic of Ndola Prefecture Apostolic of Solwezi (erected)
Diocese of Solwezi
9 December 1976ElevatedPrefecture Apostolic of Solwezi Diocese of Solwezi

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Prefecture Apostolic of Solwezi
19703,94614142812496ap1971
Diocese of Solwezi
198021,700310,0007.0%615211,03327189ap1981
199027,000331,0008.2%121729931243213ap1991
199957,858491,01911.8%1621371,563265617ap2000
200061,523503,22112.2%1718351,757255417ap2001
200163,662513,28512.4%1819371,720265217ap2002
200264,936523,55112.4%2119401,623265417ap2003
200366,062528,78612.5%1716332,001215317ap2004
200467,048682,1919.8%179262,578156117ap2005

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


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