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Diocese of Lafayette

Dioecesis Lafayettensis



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Bishop(s)

General Information


Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
11 January 1918ErectedArchdiocese of New Orleans Diocese of Lafayette (erected)
29 January 1980Territory LostDiocese of Lafayette Diocese of Lake Charles (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
1950295,000460,00064.1%112942061,432190342102ap1951
1966385,706677,73856.9%1901103001,285163584145ap1967
1970397,021708,33356.1%1851012861,388146452150ap1971
1976409,263706,18758.0%1151212361,734184428154ap1977
1980399,348774,30751.6%1841142981,34034163410155ap1981
1990323,478546,85159.2%133692021,60155111206121ap1991
1999336,746559,05560.2%158552131,5804731173121ap2000
2000353,861546,00064.8%142582001,7695194161121ap2001
2001353,861546,00064.8%136581941,8247493151121ap2002
2002331,186568,15458.3%159542131,5547385140121ap2003
2003325,422568,15457.3%148522001,6276988133121ap2004
2004322,349568,15456.7%142441861,7336790156121ap2005

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


Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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