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Diocese of Vila Real

Dioecesis Villaregalensis



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Bishop(s)

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 20 April 1922
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Braga
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Portugal
  • Square Kilometers: 4,237 (1,636 Square Miles)
  • Mailing Address: Curia Episcopal, Apartado 144, Rua do Carmo 1, 5001-910 Vila Real de Tras-os-Montes CODEX, Portugal
  • Telephone: 259.323.448
  • Fax: 259.378.404

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
20 April 1922ErectedDiocese of Bragança e Miranda
Archdiocese of Braga
Diocese of Lamego
Diocese of Vila Real (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
1949290,000291,29799.6%198182161,3422080256ap1951
1969338,000341,00099.1%206142201,5361697164ap1971
1980347,000360,00096.4%165211861,865137125261ap1981
1990270,000278,00097.1%138181561,730229144264ap1991
1999197,820229,49486.2%127191461,354130118264ap2000
2000227,590229,49499.2%132181501,517122110264ap2001
2001230,000238,24096.5%132191511,52325108264ap2002
2002206,420208,20099.1%136171531,34912397264ap2003
2003231,000238,74896.8%136191551,490126108264ap2004
2004237,700240,90098.7%127181451,639122103264ap2005
2010289,600293,40098.7%109161252,316317100264ap2011

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


Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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