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Diocese of Lichinga

Dioecesis Lichingaensis



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Bishop(s)

  • Elio Giovanni Greselin, S.C.I., Bishop

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Name Changed: 29 July 1976
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Nampula
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Mozambique
  • Square Kilometers: 129,362 (49,966 Square Miles)
  • Mailing Address: C.P. 111, Lichinga [Niassa], Mocambique
  • Telephone: (071)20.238
  • Fax: 20.372

Historical Details


Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
Diocese of Vila Cabral
21 July 1963ErectedDiocese of Nampula Diocese of Vila Cabral (erected)
Diocese of Lichinga
29 July 1976Name ChangedDiocese of Vila Cabral Diocese of Lichinga

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Diocese of Vila Cabral
197060,130278,01421.6%1528431,39837702ap1971
Diocese of Lichinga
198079,276463,00017.1%216184,404173715ap1981
1990110,000555,54919.8%212147,857152821ap1991
1999187,206778,00024.1%616228,509206520ap2000
2000196,207798,00024.6%1014248,175217018ap2001
2001197,557802,21224.6%1112238,589247318ap2002
2002203,378819,54924.8%1115267,822296620ap2003
2003204,275839,56924.3%1316297,043376422ap2004
2004194,485839,56923.2%1416306,482357321ap2005

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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