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Diocese of Dinajpur

Dioecesis Dinaipurensis



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Bishop(s)

  • Sebastian Tudu, Bishop

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 25 May 1927
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Dhaka
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Bangladesh
  • Square Kilometers: 17,500 (6,759 Square Miles)
  • Mailing Address: Bishop's House, P.O. Box 5, Dinajpur 5200, Bangladesh
  • Telephone: (0531)65.669

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
25 May 1927ErectedDiocese of Krishnagar Diocese of Dinajpur (erected)
17 January 1952Territory LostDiocese of Dinajpur Diocese of Jalpaiguri (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
195035,5109,776,134.4%8334186642417ap1951
197024,53715,800,000.2%12728876326015ap1971
198038,11219,843,382.2%630361,0583899ap1981
199048,00023,700,000.2%21325390535152ap1991
199938,92415,152,000.3%2117381,0242110913ap2000
200039,37415,157,600.3%2315381,0361910813ap2001
200139,69515,162,932.3%2516419682611813ap2002
200240,13815,165,303.3%2320439333012413ap2003
200339,52015,175,000.3%2324478403813513ap2004
200439,81815,182,604.3%2119409953213813ap2005
200641,86715,196,607.3%2516411,0213314222ap2007

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


Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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