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Roman Catholic Diocese of Amravati

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Metropolitan  Nagpur
Rite  Latin Rite
Area  46,447 km²
Patron saint  Francis Xavier
Parishes  19
Established  8 May 1955
Country  India
Population - Total - Catholics  (as of 2012) 10,930,000 5,054 (0.0%)
Cathedral  Cathedral of St Francis Xavier in Amravati
Ecclesiastical province  Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Nagpur

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Amravati (Latin: Amravaten(sis)) is a diocese located in the city of Amravati in the Ecclesiastical province of Nagpur in India.

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History

  • May 8, 1955: Established as Diocese of Amravati from the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Nagpur
  • Leadership

  • Bishops of Amravati (Latin Rite)
  • Bishop-elect Elias Gonsalves (July 11, 2012 – present)
  • Bishop Lourdes Daniel (June 8, 2007 – November 11, 2010); he had also been the Apostolic Administrator of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Nashik; he was appointed Bishop of Nashik by Pope Benedict XVI on Thursday, November 11, 2010; at that time he was designated as the temporary Apostolic Administrator of Amravati until the new Bishop was chosen on Wednesday, July 11, 2012
  • Bishop Edwin Colaço (April 1, 1995 – October 20, 2006)
  • Bishop Joseph Albert Rosario, M.S.F.S. (May 8, 1955 – April 1, 1995)
  • References

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Amravati Wikipedia


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