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Diocese of Bhagalpur

Dioecesis Bhagalpurensis



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Bishop(s)

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Elevated: 11 January 1965
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Patna
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: India
  • Square Kilometers: 17,766 (6,862 Square Miles)
  • Official Web Site: http://www.dioceseofbhagalpur.org/
  • Mailing Address: Chancery Office, Nawab Colony, P.O. Box 61, Bhagalpur-812001, Bihar, India
  • Telephone: (0641)2400.878

Historical Details


Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
Prefecture Apostolic of Bhagalpur
3 August 1956ErectedDiocese of Patna Prefecture Apostolic of Bhagalpur (erected)
Diocese of Bhagalpur
11 January 1965ElevatedPrefecture Apostolic of Bhagalpur Diocese of Bhagalpur

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Diocese of Bhagalpur
197015,1635,587,464.3%122638399385313ap1971
198030,7997,990,005.4%3225575405816829ap1981
199042,53311,095,000.4%5922815253023839ap1991
199963,79815,084,214.4%5924837686627643ap2000
200065,81310,086,229.7%6925947004227944ap2001
200168,14710,089,408.7%6823917483828745ap2002
200270,3658,235,618.9%6823917733929446ap2003
200372,4858,242,712.9%6824927873629846ap2004
200476,9408,247,236.9%6826948183930646ap2005
200682,5588,342,1201.0%79261057865335248ap2007
201278,3599,446,000.8%91301216476243169ap2013

Note: Any changes in boundaries over time are not indicated in the above table.


Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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