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    Fast Facts

    Founded: 1974
    Counties in the diocese: 21
    Total priests: 229
    Total diocesan priests: 130
    Religious Order priests in the diocese: 59
    Extern priests in the diocese: 29 
    Catholic Eastern Rite priests: 5
    Religious: 140
    - Brothers: 8
    - Sisters: 132
    Seminarians: 40
    - In College: 12
    - In Theology: 28
    Total permanent deacons: 77 
    Diocesan diaconate candidates: 19
    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: 39
    - Diocesan high schools: 4
    Total private Catholic schools: 3
    - Private elementary schools: 2
    - Private high schools: 2
    Baptisms and Professions of Faith: 6,934 
    Marriages: 1,400
    Deaths: 1,720 
    Registered Catholics in the Arlington Diocese: 440,028 
    Registered Catholics In the Richmond Diocese: 227,224 
    Total Catholics registered in Virginia: 667,272

    Population Totals

    Total population in the Arlington Diocese boundaries: 3,103,653

    Total population in the Richmond Diocese boundaries: 5,554,317

    Total population in the State of Virginia: 8,657,970