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Roman Catholic Diocese of Bhagalpur

Diocese of Bhagalpur
Dioecesis Bhagalpurensis
Location
Country India
Metropolitan Patna
Statistics
Area 40,000 km2 (15,000 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
8,247,236
76,940 (0.9%)
Information
Rite Latin Rite
Cathedral Immaculate Conception Cathedral
Current leadership
Pope
Bishop Kurian (Ciriaco) Valiakandathil

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Bhagalpur (Latin: Bhagalpuren(sis)) is a diocese located in the city of Bhagalpur in the Ecclesiastical province of Patna in India.

History

  • August 3, 1956: Established as the Apostolic Prefecture of Bhagalpur from the Diocese of Patna
  • January 11, 1965: Promoted as Diocese of Bhagalpur

Leadership

  • Bishops of Bhagalpur (Latin Rite)
    • Bishop Kurian (Ciriaco) Valiakandathil (January 11, 2007 – present)
    • Bishop Thomas Kozhimala (June 14, 1996 – June 1, 2005)
    • Bishop George Victor Saupin, S.J. (November 30, 1987 – August 2, 1993)
    • Bishop Urban Eugen McGarry, T.O.R. (January 11, 1965 – November 30, 1987)
  • Prefects Apostolic of Bhagalpur (Latin Rite)
    • Fr. Urban Eugen McGarry, T.O.R. (later Bishop) (1956 – January 11, 1965)

References

  • Giga-Catholic Information
  • Catholic Hierarchy

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