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Roman Catholic Diocese of Bellary

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Parishes  47
Pope  Francis
Bishop  Henry D'Souza
Patron saint  Anthony of Padua
Rite  Latin Rite
Area  24,973 km²
Country  India
Metropolitan archbishop  Bernard Moras
Population - Total - Catholics  (as of 2014) 6,172,289 30,718 (0.6%)
Cathedral  St Anthony’s Cathedral in Bellary
Ecclesiastical province  Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Bangalore

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Bellary (Latin: Bellaryen(sis)) is a diocese located in the city of Bellary in the Ecclesiastical province of Bangalore in India.

Contents

History

  • June 15, 1928: Established as Mission “sui iuris” of Bellary from the Diocese of Hyderabad and Metropolitan Archdiocese of Madras
  • March 10, 1949: Promoted as Diocese of Bellary
  • Leadership

  • Bishops of Bellary (Latin Rite)
  • Bishop Henry D’Souza (March 15, 2008 – present)
  • Archbishop Bernard Blasius Moras (Apostolic Administrator November 18, 2006 – March 15, 2008)
  • Bishop Joseph D’Silva (October 6, 1992 – November 17, 2006)
  • Bishop Ambrose Papaiah Yeddanapalli, O.F.M. (December 10, 1963 – 1992)
  • Bishop John Forest Hogan, O.F.M. (March 10, 1949 – September 23, 1962)
  • Ecclesiastical Superiors of Bellary (Latin Rite)
  • Fr. John Forest Hogan, O.F.M. (later Bishop) (1934 – March 10, 1949)
  • Fr. Ernesto Reilly, O.F.M. (1928 – 1934)
  • References

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Bellary Wikipedia


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