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Diocese of Le Mans

Dioecesis Cenomanensis



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Bishop(s)

  • Yves Le Saux, Comm. l'Emm., Bishop

General Information


Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
5th CenturyErectedDiocese of Le Mans (erected)
30 June 1855Territory LostDiocese of Angers
Diocese of Le Mans
Diocese of Laval (erected)
8 December 2002Metropolitan ChangedDiocese of Le Mans (from Tours)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
1949375,391412,21491.1%4851206056202582,895401ap1951
1969420,000461,83990.9%328934219971521,400160ap1971
1980416,000490,38584.8%2752751,512401,301388ap1981
1990428,000539,00079.4%2341113451,24031511,100388ap1991
1999375,000536,00070.0%187932801,3392194662125ap2000
2000370,900529,90070.0%182892711,3682290649125ap2001
2001370,900529,90070.0%175872621,4152388617121ap2002
2002381,000529,90071.9%173852581,4762386502119ap2003
2003370,000529,00069.9%166792451,5102380566116ap2004
2004370,000529,00069.9%163742371,5612375741113ap2005
2013361,900555,00065.2%119171362,661331839498ap2014
2016366,232569,03564.4%115191342,7333145361102ap2017
2019364,300567,56164.2%93191123,2523126429094ap2020

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 180, and Page 181
  • Hierarchia Catholica, Volume 2, Page 124
  • Hierarchia Catholica, Volume 3, Page 162
  • Hierarchia Catholica, Volume 4, Page 145
  • Hierarchia Catholica, Volume 5, Page 154
  • Hierarchia Catholica, Volume 6, Page 159
  • Series Episcoporum Ecclesiae Catholicae, Volume 1, Page 562, to Page 563

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