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Diocese of Rajkot (Syro-Malabarese)

Dioecesis Raikotensis



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Bishop(s)

  • Josť Chittooparambil, C.M.I., Bishop
  • Gregory Karotemprel, C.M.I., Bishop Emeritus

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 26 February 1977
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Gandhinagar
  • Syro-Malabarese Catholic Church of the Chaldean Tradition
  • Country: India
  • Square Kilometers: 109,950 (42,468 Square Miles)
  • Description: In the state of Gujarat: districts of Amreli, Bhavnagar, Jamnagar, Junagadh, Rajkkot and Surendrangar in Saurashtra and Kutch
  • Mailing Address: Bishop's House, Kalawad Rd., P.O. Box 1501, Rajkot-360005, Gujarat, India
  • Telephone: (0281)2563.891; 2563.203
  • Fax: 2563.427

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
26 February 1977ErectedDiocese of Ahmedabad Diocese of Rajkot (Syro-Malabarese) (erected)
11 November 2002Metropolitan ChangedDiocese of Rajkot (Syro-Malabarese) (from Bombay)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
19806,6899,381,000.1%3232209344510ap1981
19909,13212,384,000.1%44442079520440ap1991
19999,80015,000,000.1%5737812512529047ap2000
20009,80015,000,000.1%7828911012530547ap2001
200110,00015,000,000.1%9921019914031747ap2002
200211,00015,000,000.1%17961139715333046ap2003
200311,50015,017,107.1%111061179815735246ap2004
200412,00015,017,107.1%161081249615239012ap2005
200913,50015,805,000.1%271221499015744914ap2010
201013,00016,025,000.1%281281568316845714ap2011

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


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