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Diocese of Indore

Dioecesis Indorensis

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General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Elevated: 15 May 1952
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Bhopal
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: India
  • Square Kilometers: 10,073 (3,890 Square Miles)
  • Description: Civil districts of Indore, Dewas and Dhar except the Tahshil of Sardarpur
  • Official Web Site:
  • Mailing Address: Bishop's House, 10 Old Sehore Road, P.O. Box 168, Indore 452001, M.P., India
  • Telephone: (0731)249.11.55
  • Fax: 249.46.30

Historical Details

Past and Present Ordinaries

Historical Summary

Prefecture Apostolic of Indore
11 March 1935ErectedDiocese of Ajmer (Part of the Administration of Central India, which is south of the Administration of Rajputana, the Prefecture (tahsil) of Thandla, the districts of Isaghar and Mandasor, and the State of Sitaman)
Diocese of Allahabad (State of Bhopal and the district of Bhilsa)
Diocese of Nagpur (District of Eoshangabad (except Pachmari), district of Nimar, State of Barwani, and that part of the States of Indore and Dhar, which lies to the south of the river Narbada)
Prefecture Apostolic of Indore (erected)
Diocese of Indore
15 May 1952ElevatedPrefecture Apostolic of Indore Diocese of Indore
13 September 1963Territory LostDiocese of Ajmer and Jaipur (Raisen)
Diocese of Indore (Bhopal, Sehore, Vishisha, and Hoshangabad)
Diocese of Jabalpur (Sagar)
Archdiocese of Bhopal (erected)
13 September 1963Metropolitan ChangedDiocese of Indore (from Agra)
29 July 1968Territory LostDiocese of Indore (Ujjain, Shajapur, and Rajagarh) Apostolic Exarchate of Ujjain (Syro-Malabar) (erected)
3 February 1977Territory LostDiocese of Indore (Khandwa and Khargone) Diocese of Khandwa (erected)
11 March 1981Territory AddedDiocese of Ajmer and Jaipur (Mandsaur in Madhya Pradesh) Diocese of Indore
25 March 2002Territory LostDiocese of Indore (Jhabua, Ratlam, Mandsaur, and Neemuch along with Sardarpur Tahshil (in Dhar) and Thandla Tahshil (in Jhabua))
Diocese of Udaipur (Thandla, Dungripada, Jhapandara, and Badi Dhamni)
Diocese of Jhabua (erected)


YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Prefecture Apostolic of Indore
Diocese of Indore

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

Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased


  • Prefecture Apostolic of Indore
    • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 28, Page 59, and Page 60
  • Diocese of Indore
    • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 44, Page 756, to Page 758
    • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 73, Page 244


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