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Diocese of Sonsonate

Dioecesis Sonsonatensis



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Bishop(s)

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 31 May 1986
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of San Salvador
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: El Salvador
  • Square Kilometers: 1,225 (473 Square Miles)
  • Mailing Address: Av. Flavián Mucci, Costado Norte de Catedral, Apartado 52, Sonsonate, El Salvador
  • Telephone: 2451-5224
  • Fax: 2451-2546

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
31 May 1986ErectedDiocese of Santa Ana Diocese of Sonsonate (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
1987378,000408,00092.6%1161722,235165216ap1991
1999297,920371,03080.3%335387,84078019ap2000
2000298,710375,00079.7%285339,05178019ap2001
2001298,710375,00079.7%325378,07378019ap2002
2002300,000375,00080.0%2532810,71448020ap2003
2003320,000380,00084.2%343378,64841623ap2004
2004386,540483,17680.0%391409,66324623ap2005
2010439,000548,00080.1%4214310,20925626ap2011

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


Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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