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Diocese of Derry

Dioecesis Derriena



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Bishop(s)

  • Donal McKeown, Bishop

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 1158
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Armagh
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Ireland
  • Square Kilometers: 2,500 (965 Square Miles)
  • Description: Most of Derry, parts of Donegal, Tyrone and Antrim
  • Official Web Site: http://www.derrydiocese.org/
  • Mailing Address: Bishop's House, St. Eugene's Cathedral, Francis St., Derry, BT48 9AP, Ireland
  • Telephone: (028)7126.2302
  • Fax: 7137.1960

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
1158ErectedDiocese of Derry (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
1950126,500217,00058.3%1441448781424339ap1951
1970142,159223,79563.5%1491499541723039ap1971
1980171,450239,63671.5%1481481,1581321351ap1981
1990196,122285,52468.7%14751521,290918152ap1991
1999228,525304,70075.0%14451491,533915753ap2000
2000227,637291,58978.1%13761431,5911014753ap2001
2001236,732306,00077.4%13361391,7031012353ap2002
2002228,288300,62975.9%12851331,716912053ap2003
2003227,904304,10274.9%12651311,739810953ap2004
2004232,136302,65376.7%12651311,772911453ap2005
2006236,548322,21973.4%12251271,862910953ap2007
2013243,229316,91676.7%10381112,191148550ap2014
2016248,607321,91177.2%10271092,280127351ap2017
2019252,347336,74174.9%9771042,42686751ap2020

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


Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased



Source(s)

  • Hierarchia Catholica, Volume 1, Page 222, and Page 223
  • Hierarchia Catholica, Volume 2, Page 143
  • Hierarchia Catholica, Volume 3, Page 185
  • Series Episcoporum Ecclesiae Catholicae, Volume 1, Page 215, to Page 216

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