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Diocese of Nuestra Señora de la Altagracia en Higüey

Dioecesis A Domina Nostra vulgo de la Altagracia in Higüey, seu Higueyensis



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Bishop(s)

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 1 April 1959
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Santo Domingo
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Dominican Republic
  • Square Kilometers: 5,437 (2,100 Square Miles)
  • Mailing Address: Apartado 1313, Ave. Dr. Vetilio Alfau Durán Esq. Daniel Herrera, Higüey, República Dominicana
  • Telephone: 554-2431
  • Fax: 554-2827

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
1 April 1959ErectedArchdiocese of Santo Domingo Diocese of Nuestra Señora de la Altagracia en Higüey (erected)
1 February 1997Territory LostDiocese of Nuestra Señora de la Altagracia en Higüey
Archdiocese of Santiago de los Caballeros
Diocese of San Pedro de Macorís (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
19669,610240,0004.0%95146866309ap1967
1970274,000.0%10616064413ap1971
1976302,562316,56295.6%13112412,606144914ap1977
1980338,000362,00093.4%1171818,777117214ap1981
1990394,000410,00096.1%13112416,4161166918ap1991
1999304,052357,70985.0%1813319,8083205718ap2000
2000435,029483,36690.0%25123711,7572168519ap2001
2001436,758487,95889.5%23113412,8456178219ap2002
2002441,063493,26389.4%19133213,7838178221ap2003
2003442,100495,30089.3%21153612,2808198822ap2004
2004457,100535,40085.4%23133612,69714153622ap2005

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


Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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