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Diocese of Saint Thomas

Dioecesis Sancti Thomae in Insulis Virgineis



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Bishop(s)

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Elevated: 20 April 1977
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Washington
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • State: American Virgin Islands
  • Country: United States of America
  • Square Kilometers: 352 (135 Square Miles)
  • Description: Comprises the Islands of St. Thomas, St. Croix and St. John.
  • Conference Region: IV (DC, DE, MD, VA, VI, WV)
  • Catholic Directory Abbreviation: STV
  • Official Web Site: http://www.catholicvi.com/
  • Mailing Address: Bishop's Residence, P.O. Box 301825, 29A Princesse Gade, St.Thomas, V.I. 00803-1825
  • Telephone: (340)774-3166
  • Fax: 774-5816

Historical Details


Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
Territorial Prelature of Virgin Islands
30 April 1960ErectedTerritorial Prelature of Virgin Islands (erected)
Diocese of Saint Thomas
20 April 1977ElevatedTerritorial Prelature of Virgin Islands Diocese of Saint Thomas (Name Changed and Prelature raised to a Diocese)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Territorial Prelature of Virgin Islands
196514,00049,00028.6%12121,166123911ap1967
197018,92865,75028.8%114151,26114255ap1971
197623,00070,00032.9%115161,43717266ap1977
Diocese of Saint Thomas
198027,300100,00027.3%113141,95015186ap1981
199030,000110,00027.3%106161,875127158ap1991
199930,00096152,000213148ap2000
200030,000101,90029.4%135181,6662215198ap2001
200130,000101,90029.4%95142,1421815178ap2002
200332,000106,60030.0%125171,8822815178ap2004
200430,000108,61227.6%125171,7643014188ap2005
201030,000108,61227.6%114152,000296248ap2011

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


Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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