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Archdiocese of Calcutta

Archidioecesis Calcuttensis

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  • Thomas D’Souza, Archbishop
  • Lucas Sirkar, S.D.B., Archbishop Emeritus

Suffragan Dioceses

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Archdiocese
  • Elevated: 1 September 1886
  • Metropolitan See
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: India
  • Square Kilometers: 29,857 (11,532 Square Miles)
  • Mailing Address: Archbishop's House, 32 Mother Teresa Sarani, Kolkata-700016, India
  • Telephone: (033)2287.19.60; 2287.93.38
  • Fax: 2280.50.99

Historical Details

Past and Present Ordinaries

Historical Summary

Vicariate Apostolic of Bengal
18 April 1834ErectedVicariate Apostolic of Bengal (erected)
15 February 1850Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Bengal Vicariate Apostolic of Eastern Bengal (erected)
Vicariate Apostolic of Western Bengal
15 February 1850Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Bengal Vicariate Apostolic of Western Bengal
1870Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Western Bengal Prefecture Apostolic of Central Bengal (erected)
Archdiocese of Calcutta
1 September 1886ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Western Bengal Archdiocese of Calcutta
25 May 1927Territory LostArchdiocese of Calcutta Diocese of Ranchi (erected)
15 February 1929Territory LostArchdiocese of Calcutta
Vicariate Apostolic of Tatsienlu
Mission "Sui Iuris" of Sikkim (erected)
14 June 1951Territory LostArchdiocese of Calcutta
Diocese of Nagpur
Diocese of Ranchi
Diocese of Sambalpur (erected)
17 January 1952Territory LostArchdiocese of Calcutta Prefecture Apostolic of Malda (erected)
2 July 1962Territory LostArchdiocese of Calcutta Diocese of Jamshedpur (erected)
8 June 1968Territory LostArchdiocese of Calcutta Prefecture Apostolic of Balasore (erected)
30 May 1977Territory LostArchdiocese of Calcutta Diocese of Baruipur (erected)
24 October 1997Territory LostArchdiocese of Calcutta Diocese of Asansol (erected)


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

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

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