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Diocese of Le Mans

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Bishop(s)

  • Yves Le Saux, Comm. l'Emm., Bishop

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 5th Century
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Rennes (-Dol-Saint-Malo)
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: France
  • Square Kilometers: 6,244 (2,411 Square Miles)
  • Conference Region: Ouest
  • Official Web Site: http://www.dioceselemans.com/
  • Mailing Address: 1 Place du Carinal-Grente, 72016 Le mans CEDEX 2, France
  • Telephone: 2.43.81.71.80
  • Fax: 2.73.81.77.26

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
5th CenturyErectedDiocese of Le Mans (erected)
30 June 1855Territory LostDiocese of Angers
Diocese of Le Mans
Diocese of Laval (erected)
8 December 2002Metropolitan ChangedDiocese of Le Mans (from Tours)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
1949375,391412,21491.1%4851206056202582,895401ap1951
1969420,000461,83990.9%328934219971521,400160ap1971
1980416,000490,38584.8%2752751,512401,301388ap1981
1990428,000539,00079.4%2341113451,24031511,100388ap1991
1999375,000536,00070.0%187932801,3392194662125ap2000
2000370,900529,90070.0%182892711,3682290649125ap2001
2001370,900529,90070.0%175872621,4152388617121ap2002
2002381,000529,90071.9%173852581,4762386502119ap2003
2003370,000529,00069.9%166792451,5102380566116ap2004
2004370,000529,00069.9%163742371,5612375741113ap2005

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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