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Diocese of Tainan

Dioecesis Tainanensis



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Bishop(s)

  • Bosco Lin Chi-nan, Bishop

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 21 March 1961
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Taipei
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Taiwan
  • Square Kilometers: 2,870 (1,108 Square Miles)
  • Mailing Address: 15 Ch'angyoung, Lou-2, Tainan 70127, Taiwan
  • Telephone: (06)237-5761
  • Fax: 209-2813

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
21 March 1961ErectedPrefecture Apostolic of Kaohsiung Diocese of Tainan (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
197019,4291,390,0401.4%3929682853812057ap1971
198015,2031,635,966.9%293059257377155ap1981
199016,2121,790,981.9%342357284338446ap1991
199916,5201,913,301.9%292453311276853ap2000
200016,5361,920,796.9%252651324266853ap2001
200116,5361,842,560.9%242751324277154ap2002
200216,4731,927,836.9%372966249686155ap2003
200316,4981,865,616.9%362864257627654ap2004
200414,4481,856,334.8%303565222497244ap2005
20109,4341,873,226.5%253257165327544ap2011
20148,5771,883,225.5%163248178326544ap2015
20176,4062,005,000.3%213051125307346ap2018

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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