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Roman Catholic Diocese of Anuradhapura

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Denomination  Roman Catholic
Rite  Roman Rite
Area  10,727 km²
Patron saint  Saint Joseph
Sui iuris church  Latin Church
Pope  Francis
Country  Sri Lanka
Metropolitan archbishop  Malcolm Ranjith
Population - Total - Catholics  (as of 2012) 1,110,904 12,703 (1.1%)
Cathedral  Cathedral of St Joseph in Anuradhapura
Ecclesiastical province  Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Colombo

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Anuradhapura (Lat: Dioecesis Anuradhapurensis) is a diocese of the Latin Rite of the Roman Catholic Church in Sri Lanka.

Originally erected as the apostolic prefecture of Anuradhapura, the prefecture was created from territory in the Diocese of Jaffna and the Diocese of Trincomalee-Batticaloa.

The prefecture was elevated to a full diocese in 1982, and is a suffragan to the Archdiocese of Colombo.

The current bishop is Norbert Marshall Andradi, appointed in 2003.


  • Henry Swithin Thomas Alexander Wijetunge Goonewardena, O.M.I. † (20 Dec 1975 Appointed - 2 Nov 1995 Resigned)
  • Oswald Thomas Colman Gomis (2 Nov 1995 Appointed - 6 Jul 2002 Appointed, Archbishop of Colombo)
  • Norbert Marshall Andradi, O.M.I. (14 Nov 2003 Appointed - )
  • References

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Anuradhapura Wikipedia

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