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Diocese of Willemstad

Dioecesis Gulielmopolitanus



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Bishop(s)

  • Luigi Antonio Secco, S.D.B., Bishop

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Elevated: 28 April 1958
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Port of Spain
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Netherlands Antilles
  • Region: Antilles (West Indies)
  • Square Kilometers: 993 (383 Square Miles)
  • Description: Comprises islands of Curaçao, Aruba, Bonaire, part of St. Maarten, St. Eustatius and Saba.
  • Official Web Site: http://www.willemstaddiocese.org/
  • Mailing Address: Bisdom, Julianaplein 34, Pietermaai, Willemstad, Curação, Nederlandse Antillen
  • Telephone: (9)462-5876
  • Fax: 462-7437

Historical Details


Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
Prefecture Apostolic of Curaçao
1752ErectedPrefecture Apostolic of Curaçao (erected)
Vicariate Apostolic of Curaçao
20 September 1842ElevatedPrefecture Apostolic of Curaçao Vicariate Apostolic of Curaçao
Diocese of Willemstad
28 April 1958ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Curaçao Diocese of Willemstad

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Vicariate Apostolic of Curaçao
1948107,694147,00073.3%354571,88912931924ap1951
Diocese of Willemstad
196630,000160,00018.8%3687142213037035ap1967
1970220,000.0%6262017029830ap1971*
1976200,000235,00085.1%952613,27812221437ap1977
1980215,000260,00082.7%1048583,70610517546ap1981
1990220,000265,00083.0%1837554,000649736ap1991
1999255,140313,44281.4%2812406,3781256138ap2000
2000235,526297,50879.2%3521564,205296236ap2001
2001224,809287,84578.1%1818366,2441274436ap2004
2008217,851295,26473.8%2117385,732244937ap2011

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


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Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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