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Diocese of Liège (Luik, Lüttich)

Dioecesis Leodiensis

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Historical Summary

Diocese of Tongres (Tongeren)
344ErectedDiocese of Köln Diocese of Tongres (Tongeren) (erected)
Diocese of Maastricht
384Name ChangedDiocese of Tongres (Tongeren) Diocese of Maastricht
Diocese of Liège
720Name ChangedDiocese of Maastricht Diocese of Liège
12 May 1559Territory LostDiocese of Cambrai
Diocese of Liège
Archdiocese of Mechelen (erected)
12 May 1559Territory LostDiocese of Liège Diocese of Namur {Namen} (erected)
Diocese of ’s-Hertogenbosch (Bois-le-Duc) (erected)
12 May 1559Territory LostDiocese of Cambrai
Diocese of Liège
Diocese of Antwerpen {Antwerp, Anvers} (erected)
12 May 1559Territory LostArchdiocese of Köln {Cologne}
Diocese of Liège
Diocese of Roermond (erected)
29 November 1801Territory LostArchdiocese of Köln {Cologne}
Diocese of Liège
Diocese of Aachen (erected)
1840Territory LostDiocese of Liège Vicariate Apostolic of Limburg (erected)
Diocese of Liège, Eupen et Malmédy
30 July 1921Name ChangedDiocese of Liège Diocese of Liège, Eupen et Malmédy
Diocese of Liège (Luik, Lüttich)
16 November 1925Name ChangedDiocese of Liège, Eupen et Malmédy Diocese of Liège (Luik, Lüttich)
31 May 1967Territory LostDiocese of Liège (Luik, Lüttich) (Limbourg) Diocese of Hasselt (erected)
30 November 1977Territory LostDiocese of Liège (Luik, Lüttich) (St. Remigius in Landenne, B. M. V. Auxiliatrix in Petit-Wäret, St. Stephen in Seilles and SS. Peter and Paul in Povedroux)
Archdiocese of Mechelen-Brussel {Malines-Brussels} (S. Philibert in Noville-sur-Mehaigne)
Diocese of Tournai {Doornik} (St. Lambert in Boignée)
Diocese of Namur {Namen}
30 November 1977Territory AddedDiocese of Namur {Namen} (S. Maurice in Arbrefontaine, B. M. V. Assumptae in My and the Chapel of S. Stephen in Ville) Diocese of Liège (Luik, Lüttich)


YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Diocese of Liège (Luik, Lüttich)

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

Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased


  • Diocese of Tongres (Tongeren)
    • Series Episcoporum Ecclesiae Catholicae, Volume 1, Page 248, to Page 250
  • Diocese of Liège
    • Hierarchia Catholica, Volume 1, Page 301, and Page 302
    • Hierarchia Catholica, Volume 2, Page 175
    • Hierarchia Catholica, Volume 3, Page 222
    • Hierarchia Catholica, Volume 4, Page 219
    • Hierarchia Catholica, Volume 5, Page 241, and Page 242
    • Hierarchia Catholica, Volume 6, Page 258
  • Diocese of Liège, Eupen et Malmédy
    • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 13, Page 467, to Page 469
  • Diocese of Liège (Luik, Lüttich)
    • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 70, Page 194, and Page 195
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