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Diocese of Manchester

Dioecesis Manchesteriensis



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Bishop(s)

  • Peter Anthony Libasci, Bishop
  • Francis Joseph Christian, Auxiliary Bishop
  • Odore Joseph Gendron, Bishop Emeritus
  • John Brendan McCormack, Bishop Emeritus

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 15 April 1884
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Boston
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • State: New Hampshire
  • Country: United States of America
  • Square Kilometers: 24,097 (9,305 Square Miles)
  • Description: The entire state.
  • Conference Region: I (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT)
  • Catholic Directory Abbreviation: MAN
  • Official Web Site: http://www.catholicchurchnh.org/
  • Mailing Address: Chancery Office, 153 Ash Street, P.O. Box 310, Manchester, NH 03105-0310
  • Telephone: (603)669-3100
  • Fax: 669-0377

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
15 April 1884ErectedDiocese of Portland Diocese of Manchester (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
1950180,159491,52436.7%20794301598861,147102ap1951
1966252,800661,00038.2%2801544345822631,609123ap1967
1970260,703659,13239.6%2551123677102251,481124ap1971
1976269,775792,00034.1%299703697311461,204129ap1977
1980285,311826,00034.5%276813577991371,155128ap1981
1990296,5131,085,00027.3%2629735982520244986130ap1991
1999330,5131,173,00028.2%243773201,0322542742131ap2000
2000342,6621,185,00028.9%239763151,08724116710131ap2001
2001325,6741,201,00027.1%232833151,03323112688131ap2002
2002336,8031,235,78627.3%238623001,1222597652131ap2003
2003327,3531,275,00025.7%222622841,1524796608131ap2004
2004327,3531,275,00025.7%225602851,1485195621120ap2005
2010309,9871,315,80923.6%207622691,152528943998ap2011

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


Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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