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Diocese of Muzaffarpur

Dioecesis Muzaffarpurensis



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Bishop(s)

  • John Baptist Thakur, S.J., Bishop

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 6 March 1980
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Patna
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: India
  • Square Kilometers: 27,120 (10,475 Square Miles)
  • Mailing Address: Kalambagh Road, Muzaffarpur 842001, Muzzaffarpur Dt., Bihar, India
  • Telephone: (0621)243.225

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
6 March 1980ErectedDiocese of Patna Diocese of Muzaffarpur (erected)
27 June 1998Territory LostDiocese of Muzaffarpur Diocese of Bettiah (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
19908,50030,914,000.0%1027372294122320ap1991
19994,00021,341,478.0%1613291372110024ap2000
20004,09421,420,909.0%2113341202110024ap2001
20014,25622,039,714.0%211334125238735ap2002
20024,36028,305,686.0%221234128228735ap2003
20034,50328,305,686.0%231235128229034ap2004
20044,63829,436,742.0%231235132229037ap2005

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


Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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