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Vicariate Apostolic of Nepal

Vicariatus Apostolicus Nepalianus

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  • Paul Simick, Vicar Apostolic
  • Anthony Francis Sharma, S.J., Vicar Apostolic Emeritus

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Vicariate Apostolic
  • Elevated: 10 February 2007
  • Vicariate
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Nepal
  • Square Kilometers: 147,121 (56,825 Square Miles)
  • Official Web Site:
  • Mailing Address: John Paul II Smriti Bas, Dhapakhel, Lalitpur, G.P.O. Box 8975 EPC 974, Kathmandu, Nepal

Historical Details

Past and Present Ordinaries

Historical Summary

Mission "Sui Iuris" of Nepal
7 October 1983ErectedDiocese of Patna Mission "Sui Iuris" of Nepal (erected)
Prefecture Apostolic of Nepal
8 November 1996ElevatedMission "Sui Iuris" of Nepal Prefecture Apostolic of Nepal
Vicariate Apostolic of Nepal
10 February 2007ElevatedPrefecture Apostolic of Nepal Vicariate Apostolic of Nepal


YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Mission "Sui Iuris" of Nepal
Prefecture Apostolic of Nepal
Vicariate Apostolic of Nepal

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

Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased


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