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Diocese of Purnea

Dioecesis Purneaensis



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Bishop(s)

  • Angelus Kujur, S.J., Bishop

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 27 June 1998
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Patna
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: India
  • Square Kilometers: 15,733 (6,076 Square Miles)
  • Mailing Address: Maharajaji Hata, P.O. Purnea-854301, Bihar, India
  • Telephone: (06454)22.848
  • Fax: 26.638

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
27 June 1998ErectedDiocese of Dumka Diocese of Purnea (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
199916,115629,5692.6%424463508519ap2000
200017,524629,5692.8%335384619509ap2001
200121,273665,5413.2%3654151895112ap2002
200222,2538,326,843.3%3654154295112ap2003
200323,8238,626,501.3%3353862695114ap2004
200424,3918,349,215.3%3253765995314ap2005

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


Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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