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Archdiocese of Bombay

Archidioecesis Bombayensis

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  • Oswald Gracias, Cardinal, Archbishop
  • Savio Dominic Fernandes, Auxiliary Bishop
  • John Rodrigues, Auxiliary Bishop
  • Percival Joseph Fernandez, Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus
  • Agnelo Rufino Gracias, Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus
  • Bosco Penha, Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus

Suffragan Dioceses

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Archdiocese
  • Elevated: 1 September 1886
  • Metropolitan See
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: India
  • Square Kilometers: 10,103 (3,902 Square Miles)
  • Official Web Site:
  • Official Web Site (new):
  • Mailing Address: Archbishop's House, 21 Nathalal Parekh Marg, Mumbai-400001, India
  • Telephone: (022)2202.10.93; 2202.12.93
  • Fax: 2285.38.72

Historical Details

Past and Present Ordinaries

Historical Summary

Vicariate Apostolic of Idalcan / Deccan / Bijapur
1637ErectedArchdiocese of Goa Vicariate Apostolic of Idalcan / Deccan / Bijapur (erected)
Vicariate Apostolic of Great Mogul (Mughals)
1669Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Idalcan / Deccan / Bijapur Vicariate Apostolic of Great Mogul (Mughals)
17 May 1784Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Great Mogul (Mughals) Mission "Sui Iuris" of Hindustan (erected)
Vicariate Apostolic of Bombay
1820Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Great Mogul (Mughals) Vicariate Apostolic of Bombay
Archdiocese of Bombay
1 September 1886ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Bombay Archdiocese of Bombay
20 May 1948Territory LostArchdiocese of Bombay Diocese of Karachi (erected)
5 May 1949Territory LostArchdiocese of Bombay Diocese of Ahmedabad (erected)
29 September 1966Territory LostArchdiocese of Bombay Diocese of Baroda (erected)
30 April 1988Territory LostArchdiocese of Bombay Diocese of Kalyan (Syro-Malabar) (erected)
22 May 1998Territory LostArchdiocese of Bombay Diocese of Vasai (erected)


YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Archdiocese of Bombay

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

Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased


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