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Catholic Diocese of Little Rock
The following information came from the 2017 Official Catholic Directory. It was compiled from data collected throughout 2016.
Diocese Established — November 28, 1843
Diocesan Boundaries — 75 counties (52,068 square miles) that make up Arkansas. These fall into 8 regions that are called deaneries: Central, North Delta, North Ozark, Ouachita, South Delta, West Ozark, River Valley and West River Valley.
Bishop — Anthony B. Taylor
Abbots in Diocese — 1 (Abbot Leonard Wangler, OSB, Subiaco Abbey)
Catholic Population — 155,911 people registered in parishes (56,479 households)
Churches — 128 (parishes and missions)
Diocesan Priests — 75 (active and retired)
Religious Order Priests — 35 (active and retired)
Extern Priests: 24 (from other dioceses)
Total Priests Serving in Diocese: 134
Permanent Deacons — 102
Religious Sisters — 145
Religious Brothers — 27
Catholic Schools: 28 (Elementary, Junior High and Senior High Schools)
Catholic School Students: 6,706
Hospitals and Health Care Centers: 20
Retreat and Meeting Centers: 5
Retirement Centers: 27
Social Service Ministries: 17