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Diocese of Bettiah

Dioecesis Bettiahensis



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Bishop(s)

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 27 June 1998
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Patna
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: India
  • Square Kilometers: 16,089 (6,214 Square Miles)
  • Mailing Address: Bishop's House, Bettiah-845438, West Champaran, Bihar, India
  • Telephone: (06254)243.590
  • Fax: (same)

Historical Details


Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
Prefecture Apostolic of Bettiah
1892ErectedPrefecture Apostolic of Bettiah (erected)
1918SuppressedPrefecture Apostolic of Bettiah (suppressed)
Diocese of Bettiah
27 June 1998ErectedDiocese of Muzaffarpur Diocese of Bettiah (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Diocese of Bettiah
19994,70011,824,988.0%1816341381914812ap2000
20005,70011,824,988.0%1417311832313612ap2001
20015,69111,824,988.0%1318311832614112ap2002
20025,71014,548,468.0%1321341673714012ap2003
20035,71914,548,488.0%1419331732214412ap2004
20045,72914,548,515.0%1219311842213712ap2005
20065,76114,706,000.0%1319321802114012ap2007
20125,81015,891,000.0%1422361612813512ap2013

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


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Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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