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Diocese of Les Cayes

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Bishop(s)

  • Chibly Langlois, Cardinal, Bishop
  • Jean Alix Verrier, Bishop Emeritus

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 3 October 1861
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Port-au-Prince
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Haïti
  • Square Kilometers: 4,649 (1,795 Square Miles)
  • Mailing Address: B.P. 43, Rue Toussaint-Louverture, Les Cayes, Haïti
  • Telephone: (05)286-0131

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
3 October 1861ErectedArchdiocese of Santo Domingo Diocese of Les Cayes (erected)
20 April 1972Territory LostDiocese of Les Cayes Diocese of Jérémie (erected)
13 July 2008Territory LostDiocese of Les Cayes Diocese of Anse-à-Veau et Miragoâne (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
1949750,000775,00096.8%5440947,9784411235ap1951
1966906,000930,00097.4%78431217,4873216752ap1967
1970910,0001,050,00086.7%56471038,8344713853ap1971
1976700,000800,00087.5%4035759,3336013238ap1977
1980764,0001,063,00071.9%31386911,0726313938ap1981
19901,014,0001,455,50069.7%41468711,6556914539ap1991
19971,000,0001,500,00066.7%45236814,7054914543ap2000
20001,000,0001,500,00066.7%47237014,2854914543ap2001
2001933,0001,400,00066.6%55288311,2405513643ap2004

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


Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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