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Diocese of Meerut

Dioecesis Meerutensis



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Bishop(s)

  • Bhaskar Jesuraj, Bishop

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 20 February 1956
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Agra
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: India
  • Square Kilometers: 28,337 (10,945 Square Miles)
  • Official Web Site: https://www.thecatholicdioceseofmeerut.com/
  • Mailing Address: Bishop's House, 283 Roorkee Road, Meerut Cantt.-250001, Uttar Pradesh, India
  • Telephone: (0121)2642.790

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
20 February 1956ErectedArchdiocese of Agra (Meerut, Moradabad, Rampur, Bijnor, Muzaffarnagar, Saharanpur, Garhwal, Tehri, and Dehra Dun) Diocese of Meerut (erected)
23 March 1972Territory LostDiocese of Meerut (Bijnor (except the part called Dhampar), Garwal, Tehri, Chamoli, and Uttarkasi) Apostolic Exarchate of Bijnor (Syro-Malabar) (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
197011,61011,000,000.1%2013333511622024ap1971
198014,94911,858,000.1%2917463246527928ap1981
199018,38414,282,000.1%5332852166444236ap1991
199925,18720,026,000.1%60411012498747051ap2000
200025,21420,320,000.1%5643992548546252ap2001
200125,71720,618,000.1%54471012549146753ap2002
200226,30329,019,350.1%544810225712951056ap2003
200326,87331,023,250.1%56389428512650156ap2004
200427,19231,391,516.1%57359229511251856ap2005
201328,71334,602,000.1%645612023914364159ap2014
201630,48635,967,000.1%696113023413368864ap2017
201932,01437,344,000.1%716713823112470064ap2020
202132,87838,187,220.1%656913424513068668ap2022

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


Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased



Source(s)

  • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 48, Page 555, to Page 557

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