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Diocese of Tournai {Doornik}

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  • Guy Harpigny, Bishop

General Information

Historical Details

Past and Present Ordinaries

Historical Summary

Diocese of Tournai
6th CenturyErectedDiocese of Tournai (erected)
Diocese of Tournai and Noyon
626UnitedDiocese of Noyon
Diocese of Tournai
Diocese of Tournai and Noyon
1146SplitDiocese of Tournai and Noyon Diocese of Noyon
Diocese of Tournai {Doornik}
Diocese of Tournai {Doornik}
1146SplitDiocese of Tournai and Noyon Diocese of Noyon
Diocese of Tournai {Doornik}
12 May 1559Territory LostDiocese of Cambrai
Diocese of Tournai {Doornik}
Archdiocese of Utrecht
Diocese of Gent {Ghent, Gand} (erected)
12 May 1559Territory LostDiocese of Tournai {Doornik} Diocese of Brugge {Bruges} (erected)
Diocese of Ypres (Ieper) (erected)
12 May 1559Territory LostDiocese of Cambrai
Diocese of Tournai {Doornik}
Diocese of Middelburg (erected)
28 July 1965Territory LostDiocese of Tournai {Doornik} (Kapelle-S. Petri, Bever-Akrenbos, Bever-S. Martini) Archdiocese of Mechelen-Brussel {Malines-Brussels}
28 July 1965Territory AddedArchdiocese of Mechelen-Brussel {Malines-Brussels} (Vert-Chemin, Warresaix) Diocese of Tournai {Doornik}
11 October 1966Territory LostDiocese of Tournai {Doornik} (Everbeek-S. Mariae and Everbeek-S. Joseph; Breucq, Cocambre and La Haute (of Ellezelles); Donkerstraete and Haie-de-Viane (of Deux-Acren); and La Hutte (of Plobecq)) Diocese of Gent {Ghent, Gand}
11 October 1966Territory AddedDiocese of Gent {Ghent, Gand} (Sint-Bavokerk (Amougies), Sint Brixius (Orroir), and Rousseignies-S. Amandi) Diocese of Tournai {Doornik}
8 April 1967Territory AddedDiocese of Brugge {Bruges} (West Flanders and Hainaut) Diocese of Tournai {Doornik}
30 November 1977Territory LostDiocese of Liège (Luik, Lüttich) (St. Remigius in Landenne, B. M. V. Auxiliatrix in Petit-Wäret, St. Stephen in Seilles and SS. Peter and Paul in Povedroux)
Archdiocese of Mechelen-Brussel {Malines-Brussels} (S. Philibert in Noville-sur-Mehaigne)
Diocese of Tournai {Doornik} (St. Lambert in Boignée)
Diocese of Namur {Namen}


YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Diocese of Tournai {Doornik}

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

Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased


  • Diocese of Tournai and Noyon
    • Series Episcoporum Ecclesiae Catholicae, Volume 1, Page 589
  • Diocese of Tournai {Doornik}
    • Hierarchia Catholica, Volume 1, Page 489, and Page 490
    • Hierarchia Catholica, Volume 2, Page 253
    • Hierarchia Catholica, Volume 3, Page 316
    • Hierarchia Catholica, Volume 4, Page 340
    • Hierarchia Catholica, Volume 5, Page 383
    • Hierarchia Catholica, Volume 6, Page 411
    • Hierarchia Catholica, Volume 7, Page 373
    • Hierarchia Catholica, Volume 8, Page 559
    • Hierarchia Catholica, Volume 9, Page 372
    • Series Episcoporum Ecclesiae Catholicae, Volume 1, Page 251
    • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 57, Page 1,008, and Page 1,009
    • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 58, Page 1,191, and Page 1,192
    • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 59, Page 808, and Page 809


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