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Diocese of Sambalpur

Dioecesis Sambalpurensis



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Bishop(s)

  • Niranjan Sual Singh, Bishop
  • Lucas Kerketta, S.V.D., Bishop Emeritus

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 14 June 1951
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Cuttack-Bhubaneswar
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: India
  • Square Kilometers: 37,254 (14,389 Square Miles)
  • Mailing Address: Bishop's House, Ainthapali, Sambalpur-768004, Orissa, India
  • Telephone: (0663)2540.558
  • Fax: 2541.656

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
14 June 1951ErectedArchdiocese of Calcutta
Diocese of Nagpur
Diocese of Ranchi
Diocese of Sambalpur (erected)
4 July 1979Territory LostDiocese of Sambalpur Diocese of Rourkela (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
1969115,2804,500,0002.6%751581,9876022525ap1971
198020,8545,912,000.4%32225834285212ap1981
199027,5525,535,200.5%73845612508616ap1991
199937,1196,292,825.6%2145665625017120ap2000
200030,8986,292,825.5%2256783966119421ap2001
200131,6686,292,825.5%2447714465518821ap2002
200232,8916,292,825.5%2447714635720821ap2003
200333,9227,139,404.5%2456804246320922ap2004
200434,6247,139,384.5%2542675164820722ap2005
201040,2567,548,100.5%3955944286125822ap2011

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


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Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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