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Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Raipur

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Ecclesiastical province  Raipur
Pope  Francis
Country  India
Rite  Latin Rite
Area  60,819 km²
Population - Total - Catholics  (as of 2010) 15,553,000 72,997 (0.4%)
Cathedral  St. Joseph’s Cathedral in Raipur
Patron saint  Mary Queen of the Apostles

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Raipur (Latin: Raipuren(sis)) is an archdiocese located in the city of Raipur in India.

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History

  • January 16, 1964: Established as the Apostolic Prefecture of Raipur from the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Nagpur
  • July 5, 1973: Promoted as Diocese of Raipur
  • February 27, 2004: Promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Raipur
  • Leadership

  • Archbishops of Raipur (Latin Rite)
  • Archbishop-elect Victor Henry Thakur (July 3, 2013 – present); formerly, Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bettiah, in Bettiah, India
  • Archbishop Joseph Augustine Charanakunnel (February 27, 2004 – July 3, 2013); retired
  • Bishops of Raipur (Latin Rite)
  • Bishop Joseph Augustine Charanakunnel (later Archbishop) (November 21, 1992 – February 27, 2004)
  • Bishop Philip Ekka, S.J. (October 20, 1984 – February 15, 1991)
  • Prefects Apostolic of Raipur (Latin Rite)
  • Fr. John A. Weidner, S.A.C. (January 17, 1964 – 1973)
  • Suffragan dioceses

  • Ambikapur
  • Jagdalpur
  • Jashpur
  • Raigarh
  • References

    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Raipur Wikipedia


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