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Diocese of Mannar

Dioecesis Mannarensis



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Bishop(s)

  • Rayappu Joseph, Bishop

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 24 January 1981
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Colombo
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Sri Lanka
  • Square Kilometers: 3,998 (1,544 Square Miles)
  • Official Web Site: http://www.mannardiocese.org/
  • Mailing Address: Bishop's House, Pattim, 41000 Mannar, Sri Lanka
  • Telephone: (023)2222.710
  • Fax: 2222.709

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
24 January 1981ErectedDiocese of Jaffna Diocese of Mannar (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
199066,968240,25627.9%197262,575127019ap1991
199968,885234,63529.4%327391,766810125ap2000
200068,221281,82724.2%3111421,6241611423ap2001
200173,402235,90031.1%3221531,3842711325ap2002
200274,605230,00032.4%3318511,4622711027ap2003
200373,060212,85234.3%3417511,4322511027ap2004
200473,977219,63333.7%4011511,4501910828ap2005
201389,516270,37533.1%5532871,0284718334ap2014

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


Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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