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Diocese of Meath

Dioecesis Midensis



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Bishop(s)

  • Michael Smith, Bishop

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 552
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Armagh
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Ireland
  • Square Kilometers: 4,685 (1,809 Square Miles)
  • Description: Most of Meath, Westmeath and Offaly, and parts of Longford, Louth, Dublin and Cavan
  • Official Web Site: http://www.dioceseofmeath.ie/
  • Mailing Address: Dublin Rd., Mullingar, Co. Westmeath, Ireland
  • Telephone: (044)48.841; 42.038
  • Fax: 43.020

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
552ErectedDiocese of Meath (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
1950120,633126,12095.6%16440204591256266ap1951
1970125,482128,51497.6%16112828943424062866ap1971
1980155,000158,00098.1%16615031649026649267ap1981
1990177,000180,00098.3%13410323774615634570ap1991
1999194,240200,00097.1%13212225476415729469ap2000
2000199,447202,98698.3%13011024083114828769ap2001
2001202,451206,19798.2%13411124582614328169ap2002
2002212,858217,50497.9%13311925284414926769ap2003
2003218,384223,24497.8%13211925187020027069ap2004
2004223,200228,50097.7%12911524491414626569ap2005

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


Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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