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Diocese of Kurunegala

Dioecesis Kurunegalaensis



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General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 15 May 1987
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Colombo
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Sri Lanka
  • Square Kilometers: 4,763 (1,839 Square Miles)
  • Mailing Address: 409 Negombo Road, Kurunegala 60000, Sri Lanka
  • Telephone: (037)22.854
  • Fax: 24.935

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
15 May 1987ErectedDiocese of Chilaw Diocese of Kurunegala (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
199035,8771,250,0002.9%222241,49465118ap1991
199944,9451,666,5392.7%373401,12366126ap2000
200045,6141,667,2382.7%373401,14066326ap2001
200146,6621,673,2362.8%393421,11166226ap2002
200247,4391,504,3383.2%403431,10365826ap2003
200348,1051,505,0043.2%441451,06955626ap2004
200448,9671,505,8663.3%423451,08865328ap2005

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


Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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