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Diocese of Kottar

Dioecesis Kottarensis



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Bishop(s)

  • Peter Remigius, Bishop

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 26 May 1930
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Madurai
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: India
  • Square Kilometers: 750 (289 Square Miles)
  • Official Web Site: http://www.kottardiocese.org/
  • Mailing Address: Catholic Bishop's House, P.O. Box 17, Asaripallam Road, Nagercoil-629001, Kanyakumari Dt., Tamil Nadu, India
  • Telephone: (04652)278.343; 278.861; 279.152
  • Fax: 278.570

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
26 May 1930ErectedDiocese of Quilon Diocese of Kottar (erected)
22 December 2014Territory LostDiocese of Kottar Diocese of Kuzhithurai (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
1950148,321795,00018.7%578652,2811616947ap1951
1970254,0361,125,00022.6%107161232,0653240064ap1971
1980303,0001,350,00022.4%139211601,8936552283ap1981
1990353,8671,703,32220.8%135311662,13116057796ap1991
1999440,8041,734,75225.4%170462162,04058645113ap2000
2000475,1812,098,35522.6%165422072,29555559115ap2001
2001492,9142,113,98723.3%178432212,23056719117ap2002
2002507,9142,129,33823.9%174452192,31957679131ap2003
2003481,1702,146,04422.4%171442152,23876618124ap2004
2004477,1741,720,25027.7%182442262,11174596126ap2005
2013512,3891,659,06130.9%236693051,679108622169ap2014
2014260,484885,86529.4%193372301,1321247181bul:22Dec2014

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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