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Archdiocese of Bhopal

Archidioecesis Bhopalensis



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Bishop(s)

  • Leo Cornelio, S.V.D., Archbishop
  • Paschal Topno, S.J., Archbishop Emeritus

Suffragan Dioceses

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Archdiocese
  • Erected: 13 September 1963
  • Metropolitan See
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: India
  • Square Kilometers: 20,387 (7,874 Square Miles)
  • Mailing Address: Archbishop's House, 33 Ahmedabad Palace Road, Bhopal-462001, M.P., India
  • Telephone: (0755)254.08.29
  • Fax: 254.47.37

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
13 September 1963ErectedDiocese of Ajmer and Jaipur
Diocese of Indore
Diocese of Jabalpur
Archdiocese of Bhopal (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
19702,8601,451,000.2%1012221301317714ap1971
19806,1682,185,000.3%1218302052717311ap1981
19909,7752,556,059.4%27517812512833551ap1991
19999,4573,513,000.3%39539210211432317ap2000
20009,6373,570,000.3%42631059112434217ap2001
20019,7533,627,000.3%44851297520036117ap2002
20029,9653,684,000.3%47881357320836818ap2003
200310,1283,739,000.3%56871437020737219ap2004
200410,3653,826,494.3%53891427220837520ap2005
200618,5503,922,000.5%605511516117240021ap2007
201213,2144,255,000.3%64701349818354635ap2013

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


Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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