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Diocese of Ratnapura

Dioecesis Ratnapurensis



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General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 2 November 1995
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Colombo
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Sri Lanka
  • Square Kilometers: 4,968 (1,918 Square Miles)
  • Mailing Address: Bishop's House, Madola, Avissawella-10700, Sri Lanka
  • Telephone: (036)2232.368
  • Fax: 2232.369

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
2 November 1995ErectedDiocese of Galle Diocese of Ratnapura (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
199923,4281,738,9601.3%1962593788021ap2000
200024,6121,739,9601.4%2262887988021ap2001
200125,5251,766,8901.4%2162794588021ap2002
200223,3521,769,2651.3%2172883487621ap2003
200323,6981,797,3551.3%2262884667121ap2004
200423,8121,797,3551.3%2262885067020ap2005
201025,7121,896,9411.4%2293182995222ap2011

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


Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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