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Diocese of Laval

Dioecesis Valleguidonensis



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Bishop(s)

General Information


Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
30 June 1855ErectedDiocese of Angers
Diocese of Le Mans
Diocese of Laval (erected)
8 December 2002Metropolitan ChangedDiocese of Laval (from Tours)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
1950253,500254,47999.6%538766144121251,500297ap1951
1970252,762.0%38245427056995295ap1971
1980220,000262,02584.0%3413337458861965295ap1981
1990233,000276,00084.4%2753731274686785289ap1991
1999278,000293,00094.9%220372571,08168054431ap2000
2000270,000285,31094.6%213392521,07167957231ap2001
2001280,000285,33898.1%202372391,171811154731ap2002
2002280,000285,33898.1%19372001,40074664931ap2003
2003275,000285,33896.4%180392191,2558349231ap2004
2004275,000285,33896.4%191402311,190118452231ap2005
2013279,500305,14791.6%112451571,780217534331ap2014
2016282,783307,58791.9%89501392,034227428731ap2017
2019283,000307,94091.9%65621272,228248724931ap2020
2021282,200307,08491.9%59511102,565238020731ap2022

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


Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased



Source(s)

  • Series Episcoporum Ecclesiae Catholicae, Volume 1, Page 560

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