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Diocese of Balanga

Dioecesis Balangensis



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Bishop(s)

  • Ruperto Cruz Santos, Bishop

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 17 March 1975
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of San Fernando
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Philippines
  • Square Kilometers: 1,373 (530 Square Miles)
  • Description: Comprises the entire civil province of Bataan
  • Official Web Site: http://www.balangadiocese.com/
  • Mailing Address: Bishop's Residence, Aguirre St., Balanga, 2100 Bataan, Philippines
  • Telephone: (047)237.3226
  • Fax: (same)

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
17 March 1975ErectedDiocese of Balanga (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
1980274,038301,14191.0%2312411,41811813ap1981
1990369,000419,00088.1%1932216,77281619ap1991
1999440,667506,69487.0%373711,9092522ap2000
2000450,151519,17886.7%373712,1662524ap2001
2001462,525557,65982.9%363612,8472524ap2002
2002495,963575,40086.2%373713,4043724ap2003
2003484,800606,00080.0%373713,1023724ap2004
2004528,135621,33685.0%353515,0893924ap2005
2006543,000604,00089.9%34185210,442194235ap2007
2012587,399676,00086.9%32235510,679288935ap2013

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


Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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