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Diocese of Keimoes-Upington

Dioecesis Keimoesanus-Upingtonensis



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Bishop(s)

  • Edward Gabriel Risi, O.M.I., Bishop

General Information

Historical Details


Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
Prefecture Apostolic of Orange River
20 June 1885ErectedPrefecture Apostolic of Cape of Good Hope, Central District {Capo di Buona Speranza, Distretto Centrale} Prefecture Apostolic of Orange River (erected)
Vicariate Apostolic of Orange River
2 May 1898ElevatedPrefecture Apostolic of Orange River Vicariate Apostolic of Orange River
7 July 1909Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Orange River Prefecture Apostolic of Great Namaqualand (erected)
Vicariate Apostolic of Keimoes
9 July 1940Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Orange River Vicariate Apostolic of Keimoes
Diocese of Keimoes
11 January 1951ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Keimoes Diocese of Keimoes
Diocese of Keimoes-Upington
8 February 1985Name ChangedDiocese of Keimoes Diocese of Keimoes-Upington

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Vicariate Apostolic of Keimoes
195015,913105,72515.1%2525636357ap1951
Diocese of Keimoes
197031,7513232992435220ap1971
198042,867363,06711.8%26261,648354620ap1981
Diocese of Keimoes-Upington
199054,869605,0309.1%320232,3853285321ap1991
199968,638317,34321.6%413174,0373164421ap2000
200069,633318,28821.9%616223,1653194121ap2001
200171,172322,17222.1%615213,3893184122ap2002
200253,464325,43716.4%814222,4303164123ap2003
200352,178325,43716.0%914232,2682234423ap2004
200460,501331,98418.2%814222,7502184323ap2005
200662,200336,00018.5%1016262,3922193126ap2007

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


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