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Diocese of Portalegre-Castelo Branco

Dioecesis Portalegrensis-Castri Albi



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General Information

Historical Details


Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
Diocese of Portalegre
2 April 1550ErectedArchdiocese of Évora
Diocese of Guarda
Diocese of Portalegre (erected)
30 September 1881Territory AddedDiocese of Castelo Branco (suppressed)
Diocese of Elvas (suppressed)
Diocese of Portalegre
Diocese of Portalegre-Castelo Branco
18 July 1956Name ChangedDiocese of Portalegre Diocese of Portalegre-Castelo Branco

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Diocese of Portalegre
1949319,080348,18491.6%1591592,006144154ap1951
Diocese of Portalegre-Castelo Branco
1969350,524354,27598.9%178191971,77936197106ap1971
1980289,900292,20099.2%140171571,84623177161ap1981
1990299,500302,00099.2%122171392,15424206158ap1991
1999258,762260,38099.4%98131112,331713201162ap2000
2000256,840258,45899.4%99101092,356710192161ap2001
2001254,909256,52799.4%103141172,178617167162ap2002
2002253,165254,78399.4%103141172,1631216180162ap2003
2003251,324252,94299.4%99151142,2041215194162ap2004
2004248,923250,54199.4%89151042,3931215179162ap2005

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


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Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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