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Diocese of Tanjore

Dioecesis Taniorensis



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General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 13 November 1952
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Pondicherry and Cuddalore
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: India
  • Square Kilometers: 9,583 (3,701 Square Miles)
  • Description: comprises the entire districts of Thanjavur, Thiruvarur and Nagai (excepting two taluks of Papanasam and Kumbakonam in the district of Thanjavur). It is also covers six taluks of Pudukottai district and two taluks of Cuddalore district.
  • Official Web Site: http://www.thanjavurdiocese.org/
  • Mailing Address: Bishop's House, P.O. Box 204, Thanjavur-613007, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Telephone: (04362)231.252
  • Fax: 234.123

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
13 November 1952ErectedDiocese of São Tomé of Meliapore Diocese of Tanjore (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
1970122,0002,458,2185.0%695741,648733143ap1971
1980156,1803,025,4855.2%815861,8162314548ap1981
1990199,0945,518,0003.6%118131311,5192650464ap1991
1999206,9706,019,0003.4%148161641,2621953974ap2000
2000207,1901,814,81811.4%147201671,2405856074ap2001
2001207,9503,824,3315.4%152181701,2235156075ap2002
2002192,3813,808,2625.1%153201731,1125552675ap2003
2003192,3813,808,2625.1%154201741,1052552675ap2004
2004193,5603,820,1175.1%155201751,1065552675ap2005
2010260,8004,223,0006.2%164311951,3377165086ap2011

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


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