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Diocese of Lira

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Bishop(s)

  • Giuseppe Franzelli, M.C.C.I., Bishop
  • Joseph Oyanga, Bishop Emeritus

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 12 July 1968
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Gulu
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Uganda
  • Square Kilometers: 12,030 (4,646 Square Miles)
  • Mailing Address: P.O. Box 311, Lira, Uganda
  • Telephone: (0473)20.498

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
12 July 1968ErectedDiocese of Gulu Diocese of Lira (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
1970167,557505,21833.2%634404,188473915ap1971
1980284,142656,44143.3%627338,610419015ap1981
1987348,642799,84643.6%1947665,2828411816ap1991
1999710,4851,299,70854.7%27255213,6633310817ap2000
2000950,8001,586,07059.9%33245716,6803213017ap2001
2001961,6841,606,07059.9%30285816,5803411217ap2002
2002980,0001,750,20056.0%28255318,4903212518ap2003
2003980,6001,751,70056.0%27245119,2272812018ap2004
2004980,6001,751,70056.0%30245418,1593412020ap2005

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


Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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