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Diocese of Kuzhithurai

Dioecesis Kuzhithuraiensis



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Bishop(s)

  • Jerome Dhas Varuvel, S.D.B., Bishop

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 22 December 2014
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Madurai
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: India
  • Square Kilometers: 915 (353 Square Miles)
  • Mailing Address: Bishop's House, P.O. Box 1, Unnamalaikadai-629179 Kanyakurnari Dt., Tamil Nadu, India
  • Telephone: (04651)272.077

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
22 December 2014ErectedDiocese of Kottar Diocese of Kuzhithurai (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
2014264,222855,48530.9%101301312,0162267100bul:22Dec2014
2015264,222855,48530.9%101301312,01632267100ap2016
2016247,198825,35930.0%92301222,02634267100ap2017

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


Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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