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Diocese of Shreveport by the numbers

Published: January 27, 2020   
Courtesy Diocese of Shreveport
Shreveport’s Cathedral of St. John Berchmans will be the site of vespers at 6 p.m., Monday, Jan. 27, the evening before Bishop-elect Francis I. Malone’s episcopal ordination.


Diocese of Shreveport

• Year diocese was founded: 1986

• Number of civil parishes (counties) in diocese: 16 across northern Louisiana

• Largest cities in diocese: Shreveport, Bossier City, Ruston, Monroe



• Number of diocesan priests: 29 (19 active and 10 retired or infirm)

• Number of other priests – religious and extern priests: 21

• Number of permanent deacons: 34

• Number of brothers: 2

• Number of sisters: 25

• Number of seminarians: 6

• Total Catholic population: 41,615 (5.2 percent of population)



• Number of parishes: 27

• Number of missions: 10

• Number of health care centers: 3

• Number of high schools: 2

• Number of elementary schools:  4

Source: 2019 Official Catholic Directory

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