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Diocese of Sofia e Plovdiv

Dioecesis Sophiae et Philippopolis



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General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Elevated: 3 March 1979
  • Immediately Subject to the Holy See
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Bulgaria
  • Square Kilometers: 80,000 (30,900 Square Miles)
  • Mailing Address: bul. Maria Luisa 3, 4000 Plovdiv, Bulgaria
  • Telephone: (032)65.02.91
  • Fax: 62.15.22

Historical Details


Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
Diocese of Sardica (Sredek, Sofia)
1601RestoredDiocese of Sardica (Sredek, Sofia)
Archdiocese of Sardica (Sredek, Sofia)
1642ElevatedDiocese of Sardica (Sredek, Sofia) Archdiocese of Sardica (Sredek, Sofia)
Vicariate Apostolic of Sofia e Plovdiv
1758Name ChangedArchdiocese of Sardica (Sredek, Sofia) Vicariate Apostolic of Sofia e Plovdiv
Diocese of Sofia e Plovdiv
3 March 1979ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Sofia e Plovdiv Diocese of Sofia e Plovdiv

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Vicariate Apostolic of Sofia e Plovdiv
195028,2303,720,000.8%1551664273013413ap1951
196730,0008253390915ap1981
Diocese of Sofia e Plovdiv
199035,0005,000,000.7%113142,50081319ap1991
199935,2005,000,000.7%68142,51482416ap2000
200035,0005,000,000.7%712191,842142216ap2001
200135,0005,000,000.7%1012221,590122216ap2002
200235,0005,000,000.7%812201,750122216ap2003
200335,0005,000,000.7%812201,7501182216ap2004
200434,0005,000,000.7%912211,619192216ap2005
201033,0005,000,000.7%1412261,269172517ap2011

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


Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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