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Diocese of Brugge {Bruges}

Dioecesis Brugensis



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Bishop(s)

  • Josef De Kesel, Bishop
  • Roger Joseph Vangheluwe, Bishop Emeritus

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 27 May 1834
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Mechelen-Brussel {Malines-Brussels}
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Belgium
  • Square Kilometers: 3,145 (1,214 Square Miles)
  • Mailing Address: Bisdom, Heilige-Geeststraat 4, B-8000 Brugge, Belgie
  • Telephone: (050)33.59.05
  • Fax: 34.14.32

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
27 May 1834ErectedDiocese of Gent {Ghent, Gand} Diocese of Brugge {Bruges} (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
19501,003,5001,006,35799.7%1,3944461,8405451,0178,050345ap1951
19591,015,6751,044,45197.2%1,5324051,9375241,0098,620376ap1960
19691,030,0001,042,58698.8%1,3394301,7695828107,000365ap1971
19801,054,0001,078,23797.8%1,1723701,542683166485,492367ap1981
19901,030,0001,098,27193.8%1,0283621,390741496134,258367ap1991
19991,050,0001,125,14093.3%8893291,218862674923,324366ap2000
20001,050,0001,127,09193.2%8323261,158906644823,236366ap2001
20011,045,0001,128,77492.6%8073251,132923694793,131366ap2002
20021,040,0001,130,04092.0%7673221,089955824403,025365ap2003
20031,035,0001,132,27591.4%7742991,073964724422,920365ap2004
20041,025,0001,133,93190.4%7603021,062965754362,804364ap2005
20061,010,0001,138,50388.7%6692719401,074793402,617363ap2007
2012960,0001,173,44081.8%5612257861,221883231,919362ap2013

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


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