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Eparchy of Saint John XXIII of Sofia (Bulgarian)

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Bishop(s)

  • Christo Proykov, Bishop

General Information

Historical Details


Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
Apostolic Exarchate of Sofia (Bulgarian)
1926ErectedDiocese of Bulgarian United Church (Constantinople) (Bulgarian) (suppressed)
Vicariate Apostolic of Macedonia (Thessalonika) (Bulgarian) (suppressed)
Vicariate Apostolic of Tracia (Hadrianopolis) (Bulgarian) (suppressed)
Apostolic Exarchate of Sofia (Bulgarian) (erected)
Eparchy of Saint John XXIII of Sofia (Bulgarian)
11 October 2019ElevatedApostolic Exarchate of Sofia (Bulgarian) Eparchy of Saint John XXIII of Sofia (Bulgarian)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Apostolic Exarchate of Sofia (Bulgarian)
19698,500,000.0%8802120ap1981
198815,00012820750164018ap1991
199915,00061016937103920ap2000
200015,000510151,000104020ap2001
200115,00051217882144020ap2002
200215,00051318833154010ap2003
200310,00051419526144010ap2004
200410,00061521476154021ap2005
200910,00051621476203821ap2010
201310,00041620500183713ap2014
201610,00041317588152716ap0217
Eparchy of Saint John XXIII of Sofia (Bulgarian)
201910,00031316625142516ap2020

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


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