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Diocese of Batticaloa

Dioecesis Batticaloaensis



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Bishop(s)

  • Joseph Ponniah, Bishop

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Split: 3 July 2012
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Colombo
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Sri Lanka
  • Square Kilometers: 7,269 (2,807 Square Miles)
  • Description: Districts of Batticaloa and Ampara
  • Mailing Address: Bishop's House, P.O. Box 43, Batticaloa, Sri Lanka
  • Telephone: (065)2222.723
  • Fax: 2224.667

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
3 July 2012SplitDiocese of Trincomalee-Batticaloa Diocese of Batticaloa
Diocese of Trincomalee

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
201255,2251,199,9664.6%3513481,150117324FIDES

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


Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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