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Diocese of Wilmington

Dioecesis Wilmingtoniensis



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Bishop(s)

  • William Edward Koenig, Bishop-Elect
  • William Francis Malooly, Bishop Emeritus

General Information


Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
3 March 1868ErectedArchdiocese of Baltimore
Diocese of Philadelphia
Diocese of Wilmington (erected)
28 May 1974Territory LostDiocese of Wilmington (Accomack and Northampton Counties) Diocese of Richmond

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
194836,731484,4277.6%6257119308622738ap1951
1966123,619762,01416.2%1208320360810939451ap1967
1970126,125882,87514.3%1138419764011049954ap1971
1976113,558807,53314.1%1169421054018443453ap1977
1980121,500864,00014.1%11792209581113542055ap1981
1990136,0721,005,80013.5%127902176274212633656ap1991
1999173,7021,108,89015.7%12694220789483327155ap2000
2000193,8051,123,23117.3%129912208804811626056ap2001
2001205,0001,137,98818.0%125842099805310827056ap2002
2002215,0001,179,50418.2%122862081,0337210725156ap2003
2003220,0001,199,70118.3%130862161,0187711525157ap2004
2004225,0001,215,68518.5%114862001,1257611525957ap2005
2010238,3751,314,05018.1%133732061,1571079922757ap2011
2014240,3381,369,08017.6%114591731,3891107820157ap2015
2017245,0921,482,00016.5%106611671,4671077517256ap2018

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


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