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Diocese of Lafayette in Indiana

Dioecesis Lafayettensis in Indiana



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Bishop(s)

  • Timothy Lawrence Doherty, Bishop
  • William Leo Higi, Bishop Emeritus

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 21 October 1944
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Indianapolis
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • State: Indiana
  • Country: United States of America
  • Square Kilometers: 25,455 (9,832 Square Miles)
  • Conference Region: VII (IL, IN, WI)
  • Catholic Directory Abbreviation: LFT
  • Official Web Site: http://www.dol-in.org/
  • Mailing Address: P.O. Box 260, 610 Lingle Ave., Lafayette, IN 47902-0260
  • Telephone: (765)742-0275
  • Fax: 742-7513

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
21 October 1944ErectedDiocese of Fort Wayne Diocese of Lafayette in Indiana (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
195036,130687,2125.3%59711302776839549ap1951
196674,551989,1877.5%9576171435343461ap1967
197083,603981,4008.5%95761714888424061ap1971
197683,317986,8808.4%94948864117062ap1977
198086,5401,016,0008.5%905714758837113964ap1981
199084,6001,066,0007.9%1033313662244410263ap1991
199997,6621,115,1568.8%12019139702428162ap2000
200098,6251,130,9698.7%101191208214213662ap2001
200196,7911,144,2228.5%98181168345204363ap2002
200296,8931,176,7368.2%99201198145228562ap2003
200398,4151,176,7368.4%97201178416228562ap2004
200498,0031,176,7368.3%95191148596218362ap2005

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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