Catholic-Hierarchy DC

Diocese of Allentown

Dioecesis Alanpolitana



Show: All | General Information | Ordinaries | Historical Summary | Statistics | Affiliated Bishops, Living | Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

Bishop(s)

  • John Oliver Barres, Bishop
  • Edward Peter Cullen, Bishop Emeritus

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 28 January 1961
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Philadelphia
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • State: Pennsylvania
  • Country: United States of America
  • Square Kilometers: 7,183 (2,773 Square Miles)
  • Description: Berks, Carbon, Lehigh, Northampton, and Schuylkill Counties in the State of Pennsylvania.
  • Conference Region: III (NJ, PA)
  • Catholic Directory Abbreviation: ALN
  • Official Web Site: http://www.allentowndiocese.org/
  • Mailing Address: 4029 W. Tilghman St., P.O. Box F, Allentown, PA 18105
  • Telephone: (610) 437-0755
  • Fax: 433-7822

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
28 January 1961ErectedArchdiocese of Philadelphia Diocese of Allentown (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
1966245,679930,27826.4%292933856381811,206151ap1967
1970255,372967,17226.4%281943756801441,160151ap1971
1976261,333999,40026.1%2911184096382501,031152ap1977
1980264,8001,014,00026.1%300100400662197961152ap1981
1990252,8981,080,10023.4%2948137567432134850153ap1991
1999259,8471,084,18924.0%244743188177710590153ap2000
2000264,3731,084,18924.4%255683238187678575153ap2001
2001268,6091,120,12724.0%2526631884410078495153ap2002
2002270,8431,161,93223.3%250723228419885490153ap2003
2003273,5991,161,93223.5%251783298319895480153ap2004
2004273,2491,161,93223.5%225692949299680434153ap2005
2006272,6401,161,93223.5%210722829668783397151ap2007
2012297,0001,272,21223.3%178652431,2229782340104ap2013

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


Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

============

Home | Countries | Religious Orders | Popes | Holy See | Roman Curia | Cardinals by Rank
Bishops: All | Living | Deceased | Youngest | Oldest | Cardinal Electors
Dioceses: All | Current | Titular | Vacant | Structured View
Events: Recent | by Date | by Year | Necrology
Conclaves | Consistories | Councils

============

About Catholic-Hierarchy
Terminology/Site Help
[ Comments/Corrections ] Copyright David M. Cheney, 1996-2014
code: v2.9.8, 19 Jan 2014; data: 25 Jan 2014