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Diocese of Worcester

Dioecesis Wigorniensis



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Bishop(s)

  • Robert Joseph McManus, Bishop
  • Daniel Patrick Reilly, Bishop Emeritus
  • George Edward Rueger, Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus

General Information


Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
14 January 1950ErectedDiocese of Springfield Diocese of Worcester (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
1950266,723541,24749.3%25913038968516971599ap1951
1966348,274612,00056.9%3252195446403891,178128ap1967
1970345,096633,50054.5%3132085216623221,144131ap1971
1976344,674637,96954.0%336165501687272778128ap1977
1980331,000646,00051.2%3013011,0992994770128ap1981
1990327,968654,00050.1%27412840281554224634128ap1991
1999302,000790,70538.2%242117359841107491126ap2000
2000308,327790,70539.0%27311638979277196446129ap2001
2001306,213790,70538.7%27311638978776195446126ap2002
2002304,930750,96040.6%27510938479466192461126ap2003
2003390,657762,20751.3%2651083731,04776191459126ap2004
2004369,096762,20748.4%2101133231,14274198461126ap2005
2010392,404807,00048.6%1801012811,39694169334116ap2011

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


Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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