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Diocese of Poona

Dioecesis Poonensis



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Bishop(s)

  • Thomas Dabre, Bishop
  • Valerian D’Souza, Bishop Emeritus

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 1 September 1886
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Bombay
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: India
  • Square Kilometers: 49,687 (19,191 Square Miles)
  • Description: consists of the civil districts of Pune, Satara, Solapur, Sangli, Kolhapur, Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg.
  • Official Web Site: http://www.poonadiocese.org/
  • Mailing Address: 1-B Prince of Wales Drive, Pune-411001, Maharashtra, India
  • Telephone: (0212)636.00.65; 636.1318
  • Fax: 636.35.10

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
1 September 1886ErectedDiocese of Poona (erected)
19 September 1953Territory LostArchdiocese of Goa e Damăo
Diocese of Poona
Diocese of Belgaum (erected)
15 May 1987Territory LostDiocese of Poona Diocese of Nashik (erected)
5 July 2005Territory LostDiocese of Poona Diocese of Sindhudurg (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
195043,83111,000,000.4%232346952457228ap1951
1970114,27227,000,000.4%497712690624851455ap1971
1980144,65024,450,000.6%5518624160066952359ap1981
199080,66915,600,000.5%6312919242072262940ap1991
199993,40729,671,589.3%7913121044473148340ap2000
200094,02829,700,000.3%80199994966348040ap2001
200194,82230,000,000.3%7613921544177153740ap2002
200295,05630,000,000.3%7713821544275345943ap2003
200396,08230,000,000.3%7713621345175754743ap2004
200496,48030,000,000.3%7914222143672857043ap2005
200564,23424,305,883.3%611475856241926bul:5Jul2005

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


Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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