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Diocese of Penang

Dioecesis Pinangensis



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Bishop(s)

  • Sebastian Francis, Bishop
  • Antony Selvanayagam, Bishop Emeritus

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 25 February 1955
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Kuala Lumpur
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Malaysia
  • Square Kilometers: 46,855 (18,097 Square Miles)
  • Mailing Address: Catholic Diocesan Center, 290 Jalan Macalister, 10450 Penang, Malaysia
  • Telephone: (04)229.27.42; 229.27.61
  • Fax: 228.56.71

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
25 February 1955ErectedArchdiocese of Malacca Diocese of Kuala Lumpur (erected)
Diocese of Penang (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
197059,8654,129,1301.4%63669867110175ap1971
198065,1005,131,0001.3%5510651,0015316131ap1981
199066,2806,150,0001.1%417481,3803714331ap1991
199969,3216,000,0001.2%373401,7331710628ap2000
200064,6056,000,0001.1%412431,502169328ap2001
200165,8376,315,5241.0%392411,60599028ap2002
200269,6006,455,0001.1%403431,61899628ap2003
200370,1406,600,0001.1%395441,5941310628ap2004
200465,1006,600,0001.0%395441,479129728ap2005
201065,0005,740,0001.1%347411,585168228ap2011
201366,4156,053,0001.1%357421,581118228ap2014
201655,7377,063,290.8%3210421,3271148329ap2017

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


Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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