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Diocese of Alexandria

Dioecesis Alexandrina in Louisana



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Bishop(s)

  • Ronald Paul Herzog, Bishop

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Split: 16 June 1986
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of New Orleans
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • State: Louisiana
  • Country: United States of America
  • Square Kilometers: 28,780 (11,205 Square Miles)
  • Description: Rapides, Avoyelles, Concordia, Catahoula, LaSalle, Grant, Natchitoches, Vernon, Tensas, Caldwell, Winn, Franklin, and Madison Parishes (counties).
  • Conference Region: V (AL, KY, LA, MS, TN)
  • Catholic Directory Abbreviation: ALX
  • Official Web Site: http://www.diocesealex.org/
  • Mailing Address: 4400 Coliseum Boulevard, Alexandria, LA 71303-3513
  • Telephone: (318) 445-2401
  • Fax: 448-6121

Historical Details


Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
Diocese of Natchitoches
29 July 1853ErectedArchdiocese of New Orleans Diocese of Natchitoches (erected)
Diocese of Alexandria
6 August 1910Name ChangedDiocese of Natchitoches Diocese of Alexandria
Diocese of Alexandria-Shreveport
18 October 1976Name ChangedDiocese of Alexandria Diocese of Alexandria-Shreveport
Diocese of Alexandria
16 June 1986SplitDiocese of Alexandria-Shreveport Diocese of Alexandria
Diocese of Shreveport

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Diocese of Alexandria
195052,481900,0005.8%65601254195230595ap1951
195976,920906,7368.5%121571784325741378ap1960
196691,8591,009,8609.1%130561864932735287ap1967
197043,4511,015,8914.3%112531652637127984ap1971
Diocese of Alexandria-Shreveport
197673,5001,083,1326.8%98421405255322185ap1977
198083,4321,130,0007.4%1014214358315522682ap1981
Diocese of Alexandria
199048,050423,40011.3%54156969610196748ap1991
199948,050401,21112.0%661682585636448ap2000
200048,050401,21112.0%591574649185649ap2001
200149,050401,21112.2%5714716905174947ap2002
200247,321392,63912.1%6112736485164948ap2003
200348,050389,97012.3%5712696965164848ap2004
200448,050392,63912.2%6014746495183948ap2005
200648,050388,90312.4%5814726676183948ap2007
201244,600395,60011.3%7113845306173150ap2013

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


Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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