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Vicariate Apostolic of Archipelago of the Comores

Apostolicus Vicariatus Insularum Comorensium



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Bishop(s)

  • Charles Mahuza Yava, S.D.S., Vicar Apostolic
  • Jan Geerits, S.D.S., Apostolic Administrator Emeritus
  • Jan Szpilka, S.D.S., Apostolic Administrator Emeritus

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Vicariate Apostolic
  • Elevated: 1 May 2010
  • Vicariate
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Comoros
  • Square Kilometers: 2,033 (785 Square Miles)
  • Mailing Address: B.P. 46, Moroni, Comores
  • Telephone: 763.19.96
  • Fax: (same)

Historical Details


Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
Apostolic Administration of Comores
5 June 1975ErectedDiocese of Ambanja Apostolic Administration of Comores (erected)
Vicariate Apostolic of Archipelago of the Comores
1 May 2010ElevatedApostolic Administration of Comores Vicariate Apostolic of Archipelago of the Comores

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Apostolic Administration of Comores
19801,300330,000.4%13432533ap1981
19902,800480,000.6%221,400272ap1991
19992,000669,500.3%33666442ap2000
20002,000669,500.3%33666342ap2001
20012,000687,758.3%134500342ap2002
20022,073722,145.3%134518442ap2003
20032,075725,395.3%123691342ap2004
20044,300907,000.5%1341,075442ap2005
Vicariate Apostolic of Archipelago of the Comores
20106,000800,000.8%1561,0007123ap2011

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


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