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Roman Catholic Diocese of Bettiah

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Metropolitan  Patna
Rite  Latin Rite
Area  16,089 km²
Parishes  12
Pope  Francis
Country  India
Population - Total - Catholics  (as of 2012) 15,891,000 5,810 (0.0%)
Cathedral  Cathedral of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Bettiah
Ecclesiastical province  Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Patna

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Bettiah (Latin: Bettiahen(sis)) is a diocese located in the city of Bettiah in the Ecclesiastical province of Patna in India.

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History

  • 1892: Established as the Apostolic Prefecture of Bettiah from the Diocese of Allahabad
  • 1917: Suppressed to the Apostolic Vicariate of Patna
  • June 27, 1998: Restored as Diocese of Bettiah from the Diocese of Muzaffarpur
  • Leadership

  • Bishops of Bettiah (Latin Rite)
  • Bishop Victor Henry Thakur (June 27, 1998 – July 3, 2013); elevated to Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Raipur, in Raipur, India, by Pope Francis
  • Prefects Apostolic of Bettiah (Latin Rite)
  • Fr. Eugenio Remigio Schwarz, O.F.M. Cap. (1892 – 1918)
  • References

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Bettiah Wikipedia


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