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    Fast Facts

    Founded: 1974
    Counties in the diocese: 21
    Total priests: 256
    Total diocesan priests: 164
    Religious Order priests in the diocese: 53
    Extern priests in the diocese: 34
    Catholic Eastern Rite priests: 5
    Religious: 148
    - Brothers: 10
    - Sisters: 138
    Seminarians: 37
    - In College: 4
    - In Theology: 33
    Total permanent deacons: 77
    Diocesan permanent deacons: 60
    Parishes: 68
    - With diocesan priests: 58
    - With religious order priests: 10
    Eastern Catholic Rite parishes: 3
    Missions: 6
    Total diocesan schools: 41
    - Diocesan elementary schools: 37
    - Diocesan high schools: 4
    Total private Catholic schools: 3
    - Private elementary schools: 1
    - Private high schools: 2
    Baptisms and Professions of Faith: 8,923
    Marriages: 1,551
    Deaths: 1,669
    Registered Catholics in the Arlington Diocese: 453,916
    Registered Catholics In the Richmond Diocese: 231,859
    Total Catholics registered in Virginia: 689,732

    Population Totals

    Total population in the Arlington Diocese boundaries: 2,968,486

    Total population in the Richmond Diocese boundaries: 4,982,668

    Total population in the State of Virginia: 7,916,144