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Archdiocese of Ranchi

Archidioecesis Ranchiensis

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  • Telesphore Placidus Toppo, Cardinal, Archbishop
  • Telesphore Bilung, S.V.D., Auxiliary Bishop
  • Theodore Mascarenhas, S.F.X., Auxiliary Bishop

Suffragan Dioceses

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Archdiocese
  • Elevated: 19 September 1953
  • Metropolitan See
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: India
  • Square Kilometers: 5,299 (2,046 Square Miles)
  • Official Web Site:
  • Mailing Address: Archbishop's House, P.O. Box 5, Dr. Camil Bulcke Path, Ranchi-834001, Jharkhand, India
  • Telephone: (0651)235.07.28
  • Fax: 235.01.44

Historical Details

Past and Present Ordinaries

Historical Summary

Diocese of Ranchi
25 May 1927ErectedArchdiocese of Calcutta Diocese of Ranchi (erected)
14 June 1951Territory LostArchdiocese of Calcutta
Diocese of Nagpur
Diocese of Ranchi
Diocese of Sambalpur (erected)
13 December 1951Territory LostDiocese of Nagpur
Diocese of Ranchi
Diocese of Raigarh-Ambikapur (erected)
Archdiocese of Ranchi
19 September 1953ElevatedDiocese of Ranchi Archdiocese of Ranchi
5 June 1971Territory LostArchdiocese of Ranchi Diocese of Daltonganj (erected)
22 June 1984Territory LostArchdiocese of Ranchi Diocese of Port Blair (erected)
28 May 1993Territory LostArchdiocese of Ranchi Diocese of Gumla (erected)
28 May 1993Territory LostArchdiocese of Ranchi Diocese of Simdega (erected)
1 April 1995Territory LostArchdiocese of Ranchi Diocese of Khunti (erected)


YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Diocese of Ranchi
Archdiocese of Ranchi

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

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