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Diocese of Harrisburg

Dioecesis Harrisburgensis



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General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 3 March 1868
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Philadelphia
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • State: Pennsylvania
  • Country: United States of America
  • Square Kilometers: 19,839 (7,660 Square Miles)
  • Description: Dauphin, Lebanon, Lancaster, York, Adams, Franklin, Cumberland, Perry, Juniata, Mifflin, Snyder, Northumberland, Union, Montour, and Columbia Counties.
  • Conference Region: III (NJ, PA)
  • Catholic Directory Abbreviation: HBG
  • Official Web Site: http://www.hbgdiocese.org/
  • Mailing Address: Chancery Office, P.O. Box 2153, 4800 Union Deposit Road, Harrisburg, PA 17105-2153
  • Telephone: (717)657-4804
  • Fax: 657-2453

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
3 March 1868ErectedDiocese of Philadelphia Diocese of Harrisburg (erected)
30 May 1901Territory LostDiocese of Harrisburg (Counties of Lycoming and Center)
Diocese of Pittsburgh (Counties of Cambria, Blair, Bedford, Huntingdon, and Somerset)
Diocese of Altoona (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
1950116,4881,246,8159.3%126591856294481986ap1951
1966184,9271,483,12412.5%20425229807371,078100ap1967
1970186,6651,575,00011.9%17953232804761,056102ap1971
1976193,5801,607,00012.0%17969248780181927103ap1977
1980211,0001,636,00012.9%174702448644283871121ap1981
1990221,3271,833,00012.1%173632369376275657117ap1991
1999234,8311,940,95412.1%162382001,17460152989ap2000
2000238,1571,940,95412.3%161331941,227603352889ap2001
2001240,4952,027,83511.9%155401951,233604049192ap2002
2002242,7262,027,72612.0%159341931,257523449292ap2003
2003247,8612,027,83512.2%159321911,297453546592ap2004
2004247,1942,027,83512.2%155321871,321423244793ap2005
2006247,4922,027,83512.2%150421921,289464441189ap2007

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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