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Diocese of Balanga

Dioecesis Balangensis



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Bishop(s)

  • Ruperto Cruz Santos, Bishop

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 17 March 1975
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of San Fernando
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Philippines
  • Square Kilometers: 1,373 (530 Square Miles)
  • Description: Comprises the entire civil province of Bataan
  • Official Web Site: http://www.balangadiocese.com/
  • Mailing Address: Cathedral Parish of St. Joseph, Aguirre St., Balanga, 2100 Bataan, Philippines
  • Telephone: (047)237.3226
  • Fax: 237-5705

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
17 March 1975ErectedDiocese of San Fernando Diocese of Balanga (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
1980274,038301,14191.0%2312411,41811813ap1981
1990369,000419,00088.1%1932216,77281619ap1991
1999440,667506,69487.0%373711,9092522ap2000
2000450,151519,17886.7%373712,1662524ap2001
2001462,525557,65982.9%363612,8472524ap2002
2002495,963575,40086.2%373713,4043724ap2003
2003484,800606,00080.0%373713,1023724ap2004
2004528,135621,33685.0%353515,0893924ap2005
2006543,000604,00089.9%34185210,442194235ap2007
2012587,399676,00086.9%32235510,679288935ap2013
2015617,000712,00086.7%31235411,425258238ap2016
2018647,350747,96086.5%33235611,559265938ap2019

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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