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Diocese of Anuradhapura

Dioecesis Anuradhapurensis



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Bishop(s)

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Elevated: 18 March 1982
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Colombo
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Sri Lanka
  • Square Kilometers: 10,727 (4,143 Square Miles)
  • Mailing Address: Bishop's House, Church Road, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
  • Telephone: (025) 22.22.503
  • Fax: 22.34.901

Historical Details


Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
Prefecture Apostolic of Anuradhapura
19 December 1975ErectedDiocese of Jaffna
Diocese of Trincomalee-Batticaloa
Prefecture Apostolic of Anuradhapura (erected)
Diocese of Anuradhapura
18 March 1982ElevatedPrefecture Apostolic of Anuradhapura Diocese of Anuradhapura

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Prefecture Apostolic of Anuradhapura
19807,280638,0001.1%771,040143120ap1981
Diocese of Anuradhapura
19909,597963,0001.0%751279983333ap1991
199912,3691,418,224.9%1141582454813ap2000
200012,4181,418,224.9%1141582754513ap2001
200112,4791,418,224.9%1462062385113ap2002
20029,8551,103,697.9%1462049285613ap2003
200310,1031,140,066.9%1572245984513ap2004
20049,8551,105,663.9%1562146974215ap2005
200610,6211,132,000.9%141125424115218ap2007
201212,7031,110,9041.1%1572257775915ap2013

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


Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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