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Diocese of Salem

Dioecesis Salemensis



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Bishop(s)

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 26 May 1930
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Pondicherry and Cuddalore
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: India
  • Square Kilometers: 9,624 (3,717 Square Miles)
  • Official Web Site: http://www.salemdiocese.org/
  • Mailing Address: Bishop's House, P.B. 703, 2 Court Road, Maravanery, Salem-636007, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Telephone: (0427)241.56.41
  • Fax: 241.15.17

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
26 May 1930ErectedDiocese of Kumbakonam
Diocese of Mysore
Archdiocese of Pondicherry
Diocese of Salem (erected)
24 January 1997Territory LostDiocese of Salem Diocese of Dharmapuri (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
195040,0942,800,0001.4%302353756815030ap1951
197060,4553,457,8651.7%6110718514136138ap1971
198077,1584,843,6151.6%781593829112352349ap1981
1990102,4418,408,0001.2%8915104985110454554ap1991
199978,1644,534,8401.7%7295167468120939138ap2000
200080,5004,670,8441.7%6693159506120040338ap2001
200181,0104,870,9201.7%661884964111040538ap2002
200281,9204,919,6291.7%6020801,024111740839ap2003
200383,1404,990,2551.7%6220821,013111442139ap2004
200484,0725,040,1571.7%652388955112345839ap2005
201088,5765,687,8601.6%7630106835111850149ap2011

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


Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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