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Statistics – Diocese of Nelson - 2024

Bishop - 1
Bishop Emeritus - 2
Active Diocesan Priests - 25
Active Religious Priests - 5
Retired Priests - 10
Seminarians - 0
Deacons - 3
Religious Sisters - 3
Parishes with Resident Pastors - 24
Catholic Schools - 7
Catholic population - 78,000
Deaneries - 4

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All Israel was listed in the genealogies recorded in the book of the kings of Israel.
(1 Chronicles 9:1)

(In these artifacts, Christ) is surrounded by the faces of men and women, the elderly and children. They are the pilgrim People of God; they are the Church, the "spiritual building" made of living stones that adhere to Christ.

(John Paul II)