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Diocese of Ferns

Dioecesis Fernensis



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Bishop(s)

  • Denis Brennan, Bishop
  • Brendan Oliver Comiskey, SS.CC., Bishop Emeritus

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 7th Century
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Dublin
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Ireland
  • Square Kilometers: 3,000 (1,158 Square Miles)
  • Description: Most of Wexford and parts of Wicklow
  • Official Web Site: http://www.ferns.ie/
  • Mailing Address: Bishop's House, Summerhill, Wexford, Ireland
  • Telephone: (053)24.368; 22.177
  • Fax: 23.436

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
7th CenturyErectedDiocese of Ferns (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
195092,63998,42194.1%143151585864153042ap1951
197080,00084,00095.2%142151575095049642ap1971
198083,30087,50095.2%138151535444645848ap1981
199099,000103,00096.1%138131516553228648ap1991
199998,000107,00091.6%133121456751219549ap2000
200098,000107,00091.6%135111466711120049ap2001
200198,000107,00091.6%130121426902220149ap2002
2002100,446109,44691.8%12791367381919049ap2003
200399,267108,26791.7%12681347401818649ap2004
200499,723108,85091.6%12981377271718146ap2005
2006100,208108,17992.6%121101317641817849ap2007

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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