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Diocese of Sion {Sitten}

Dioecesis Sedunensis



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Bishop(s)

  • Jean-Marie Lovey, C.R.B., Bishop
  • Norbert Brunner, Bishop Emeritus
  • Henri Schwery, Cardinal, Bishop Emeritus

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 4th Century
  • Immediately Subject to the Holy See
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Switzerland
  • Square Kilometers: 5,589 (2,158 Square Miles)
  • Official Web Site: http://www.cath-vs.ch/
  • Mailing Address: Eveche, C.P. 2124, rue de la Tour 12, CH-1950 Sion 2, Suisse
  • Telephone: (027)32.91.818
  • Fax: 32.91.836

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
4th CenturyErectedDiocese of Sion {Sitten} (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
1950145,000150,00096.7%259146405358228614145ap1951
1970190,800215,00088.7%276187463412187950150ap1971
1980212,000240,00088.3%231200431491268800154ap1981
1990215,500248,40086.8%2011793805671267652154ap1991
1999225,562270,98283.2%16614631272213203387158ap2000
2000225,562270,98283.2%15315030374412205377158ap2001
2001225,562270,98283.2%15813229077712186374158ap2002
2002225,562270,98283.2%15613328978013177354158ap2003
2003225,133296,05776.0%15112327482114172348158ap2004
2004225,133296,05776.0%147116263856150345158ap2005
2010235,735309,20276.2%139942331,01116122326158ap2011

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


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