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Diocese of Tiruchirapalli

Dioecesis Tiruchirapolitanus



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Bishop(s)

  • Antony Devotta, Bishop

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Name Changed: 21 October 1950
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Madurai
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: India
  • Square Kilometers: 12,144 (4,690 Square Miles)
  • Mailing Address: Bishop's House, P.O. Box 14, 12A Convent Road, Tiruchchirappalli-620001, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Telephone: (0431)2415.635; 2401.568
  • Fax: 2417.502

Historical Details


Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
Vicariate Apostolic of Madurai and Coromandel Coast
8 July 1836ErectedVicariate Apostolic of Madurai and Coromandel Coast (erected)
1850Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Madurai and Coromandel Coast Vicariate Apostolic of Coimbatore (erected)
1850Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Madurai and Coromandel Coast Vicariate Apostolic of Mysore (erected)
Diocese of Madurai
1 September 1886ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Madurai and Coromandel Coast Diocese of Madurai
Diocese of Trichinopoly
7 June 1887Name ChangedDiocese of Madurai Diocese of Trichinopoly
12 June 1923Territory LostDiocese of Trichinopoly Diocese of Tuticorin (erected)
8 January 1938Territory LostDiocese of Trichinopoly Diocese of Madura (erected)
Diocese of Tiruchirapalli
21 October 1950Name ChangedDiocese of Trichinopoly Diocese of Tiruchirapalli
10 November 2003Territory LostArchdiocese of Madurai
Diocese of Tiruchirapalli
Diocese of Dindigul (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Diocese of Tiruchirapalli
1950116,5571,632,0407.1%5641971,2015539332ap1951
1970170,6501,943,5378.8%72631351,26415985541ap1971
1980210,9772,632,0008.0%69761451,45516388850ap1981
1990273,4813,124,7168.8%97801771,54521292861ap1991
1999387,1303,662,23010.6%111972081,86130594471ap2000
2000392,4303,666,32010.7%1331162491,5763561,04375ap2002
2002393,6403,789,32010.4%1171192361,6674561,08682ap2003
2003182,5002,543,8067.2%781001781,02540578455ap2004
2004399,7403,872,43010.3%1461002461,6245171,35582ap2005
2010188,9902,156,7658.8%9412121587943492767ap2011

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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