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Diocese of Balsas

Dioecesis Balsensis



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Bishop(s)

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Elevated: 3 October 1981
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of São Luís do Maranhão
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • State: Maranho
  • Country: Brazil
  • Square Kilometers: 66,025 (25,502 Square Miles)
  • Conference Region: Nordeste V
  • Mailing Address: Curia Diocesana, C.P. 18, Praca Getulio Vargas 149, Centro, 65800-000 Balsas, MA, Brazil
  • Telephone: (099)3541-2483
  • Fax: 3541-2566

Historical Details


Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
Territorial Prelature of Santo Antônio de Balsas
20 December 1954ErectedDiocese of Caxias do Maranhão Territorial Prelature of Santo Antônio de Balsas (erected)
Diocese of Balsas
3 October 1981ElevatedTerritorial Prelature of Santo Antônio de Balsas Diocese of Balsas

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Territorial Prelature of Santo Antônio de Balsas
196598,000100,00098.0%23234,2603087ap1967
1970165,000167,00098.8%25256,600331510ap1971
1976166,000170,00097.6%23237,217291910ap1977
1980176,000190,00092.6%217199,263223013ap1981
Diocese of Balsas
1990224,000240,00093.3%7101713,176194113ap1991
199920,00060,00033.3%77141,4282114434ap2000
200020,00060,00033.3%77141,4282114434ap2001
2001170,000234,58572.5%135189,444113416ap2002
2002171,000235,57872.6%148227,7721143718ap2003
2003171,000235,57872.6%188266,5762143616ap2004
2004171,000235,57872.6%196256,8402132016ap2005
2006172,710237,94472.6%198276,3962133617ap2007
2012193,000287,00067.2%225277,148282017ap2013

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


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