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Diocese of Mercedes

Dioecesis Mercedanianus



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Bishop(s)

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 17 December 1960
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Montevideo
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Uruguay
  • Square Kilometers: 15,000 (5,793 Square Miles)
  • Mailing Address: Roosevelt 669, 75000 Mercedes, Uruguay
  • Telephone: (053)22.061

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
17 December 1960ErectedDiocese of Salto
Diocese of San José de Mayo
Diocese of Mercedes (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
1964190,000.0%268340816ap1967
1968199,000230,00086.5%2215375,3782218019ap1971
1976130,000195,00066.7%1614304,3331167018ap1977
1980147,000193,20076.1%1412265,6532136520ap1981
1990157,000200,00078.5%1710275,8148135516ap1991
1999160,000205,00078.0%238315,1611695716ap2000
2000170,000210,00081.0%207276,2961684016ap2001
2001170,000210,00081.0%197266,5381683316ap2002
2002170,000210,00081.0%196256,8001673316ap2003
2003170,000210,00081.0%196256,8001673016ap2004
2004170,000210,00081.0%176237,3911672716ap2005

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


Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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