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Diocese of Ossory

Dioecesis Ossoriensis



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Bishop(s)

  • Sťamus Freeman, S.A.C., Bishop
  • Laurence Forristal, Bishop Emeritus

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 549
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Dublin
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Ireland
  • Square Kilometers: 1,972 (761 Square Miles)
  • Description: The county of Kilkenny, and portions of Laois and Offaly.
  • Official Web Site: http://www.ossory.ie/
  • Mailing Address: Sion House, kilkenny, Ireland
  • Telephone: (056)62.448
  • Fax: 63.753

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
549ErectedDiocese of Ossory (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
195075,06678,53295.6%132451774245241741ap1951
197063,16765,00597.2%1174716438512145442ap1971
198069,50171,50197.2%113371504638732742ap1981
199073,31575,44897.2%102171196166228942ap1991
199974,05076,15697.2%94261206178525942ap2000
200074,05076,20097.2%93241176327624242ap2001
200174,51976,73097.1%94231176367724542ap2002
200273,31975,92496.6%87221096728421442ap2003
200376,79079,37496.7%85211067248322942ap2004
200478,27380,61197.1%85211067388424542ap2005

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


Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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