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Archdiocese of Bourges

Archidioecesis Bituricensis



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General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Archdiocese
  • Erected: 3rd Century
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Tours
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: France
  • Square Kilometers: 14,210 (5,488 Square Miles)
  • Conference Region: Centre
  • Official Web Site: http://catholique-bourges.cef.fr/
  • Mailing Address: Archeveche, 4 avenue du 95eme-de-Ligne, 18020 Bourges CEDEX, France
  • Telephone: 2.48.23.12.90
  • Fax: 2.48.24.94.18

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
3rd CenturyErectedArchdiocese of Bourges (erected)
29 November 1801Territory AddedDiocese of Nevers (suppressed) Archdiocese of Bourges
6 October 1822Territory LostArchdiocese of Bourges Diocese of Nevers
8 December 2002ElevatedArchdiocese of Bourges (no longer a Metropolitan)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
1950505,000538,00093.9%441354761,06070560506ap1951
1959500,000531,81294.0%370474171,199112550505ap1960
1969532,000551,43096.5%351594101,29759478164ap1971
1980520,000585,00088.9%2301013311,5701167550507ap1981
1990520,000588,00088.4%175862611,9924153466507ap1991
1999508,000576,00088.2%148752232,2781112538467ap2000
2000511,000579,00088.3%139692082,4561311738067ap2001
2001500,000545,56791.6%132671992,5121511337567ap2002
2002500,000545,66791.6%135662012,4871611932864ap2003
2003500,000545,56791.6%119401593,144178934864ap2004
2004500,000545,56791.6%120231433,496157034064ap2005
2006501,000546,71591.6%106331393,604177432564ap2007
2012502,700549,90091.4%100271273,9581810923264ap2013

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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