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Vicariate Apostolic of Vientiane

Apostolicus Vicariatus Vientianensis



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Bishop(s)

  • Jean Khamsé Vithavong, O.M.I., Vicar Apostolic

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Vicariate Apostolic
  • Elevated: 13 March 1952
  • Vicariate
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Lao People’s Democratic Republic
  • Square Kilometers: 98,000 (37,852 Square Miles)
  • Mailing Address: Centre Catholique, B.P. 113, Vientiane, Laos
  • Telephone: (021)216.593
  • Fax: 215.085

Historical Details


Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
Prefecture Apostolic of Vientiane e Luang-Prabang
14 June 1938ErectedVicariate Apostolic of Laos Prefecture Apostolic of Vientiane e Luang-Prabang (erected)
Vicariate Apostolic of Vientiane
13 March 1952ElevatedPrefecture Apostolic of Vientiane e Luang-Prabang Vicariate Apostolic of Vientiane

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Prefecture Apostolic of Vientiane e Luang-Prabang
19503,000600,000.5%3182114247ap1951
Vicariate Apostolic of Vientiane
197014,112435,0003.2%449532665445ap1971
197518,000775,0002.3%39121,5001132ap1991
199412,0001,217,0001.0%443,000298ap2000
200011,4712,680,000.4%3142,867491ap2001
200111,4711,235,000.9%3142,8671914ap2002
200211,1201,478,000.8%333,70621817ap2003

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


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