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Diocese of Talca

Dioecesis Talcensis



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General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Established: 1913
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Santiago de Chile
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Chile
  • Square Kilometers: 17,424 (6,730 Square Miles)
  • Official Web Site: http://www.diocesisdetalca.cl/
  • Mailing Address: 1 Poniente 1385, Casilla 7, Talca, Chile
  • Telephone: (071)261.61.54

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
1913EstablishedDiocese of Talca (as Territory to become a Diocese in the future)
18 October 1925ErectedArchdiocese of Santiago de Chile Diocese of Rancagua (erected)
Diocese of San Felipe (erected)
Diocese of Talca (erected)
Diocese of Valparaíso (erected)
30 April 1970Territory LostDiocese of Talca (Sancta Cruz in Colchagua) Diocese of Rancagua

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
1950280,000300,00093.3%51601112,5228015439ap1951
1966380,000410,00092.7%67551223,1149429548ap1967
1970320,000347,71892.0%5241933,4404126240ap1971
1976420,000500,00084.0%4335785,38476516438ap1977
1980434,300517,80083.9%2835636,893157216538ap1981
1990498,000539,00092.4%5120717,014144218041ap1991
1999468,070577,86481.0%6022825,708224524042ap2000
2000474,154585,37681.0%5622786,078214523042ap2001
2001463,426579,28380.0%4724716,527214422742ap2002
2002458,402580,25679.0%4727746,194224721942ap2003
2003458,500580,72079.0%4621676,843244023242ap2004
2004462,950586,52078.9%4522676,909244121942ap2005
2010465,269616,15075.5%4814627,504302919845ap2011
2014457,953641,27071.4%5316696,637323316645ap2015
2017460,455702,86065.5%4716637,308363614445ap2018
2020464,306708,92965.5%3915548,598373114345ap2021

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


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