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Diocese of Georgetown

Dioecesis Georgiopolitanus



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Bishop(s)

  • Francis Dean Alleyne, O.S.B., Bishop
  • Benedict Singh, Bishop Emeritus

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Elevated: 29 February 1956
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Port of Spain
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Guyana
  • Region: Antilles (West Indies)
  • Square Kilometers: 214,887 (83,000 Square Miles)
  • Description: Comprises whole of Guyana
  • Mailing Address: Bishop's House, 27 Brickdam, P.O. Box 101488, Georgetown, Guyana, South America
  • Telephone: 226.4469
  • Fax: 225.8519

Historical Details


Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
Vicariate Apostolic of British Guiana
12 April 1837ErectedVicariate Apostolic of British Guiana (erected)
Diocese of Georgetown
29 February 1956ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of British Guiana Diocese of Georgetown

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Vicariate Apostolic of British Guiana
195045,000376,14612.0%233351,285199317ap1951
Diocese of Georgetown
196698,000660,00014.8%755621,580407724ap1967
1970104,000560,40618.6%660661,575668125ap1971
198099,100860,00011.5%754611,624615425ap1981
199087,0001,060,0008.2%733402,175344130ap1991
199987,000800,00010.9%430342,558344824ap2000
200088,000800,00011.0%529342,588334924ap2001
200188,000800,00011.0%526312,838304924ap2002
200288,000800,00011.0%526312,838294724ap2003
200388,000800,00011.0%529342,5881324624ap2004
200488,000800,00011.0%526312,838294324ap2005
200660,588751,2238.1%528331,836354424ap2007

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


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