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Roman Catholic Diocese of Mannar

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Parishes  34
Rite  Latin Rite
Area  3,998 km²
Patron saint  Saint Sebastian
Metropolitan archbishop  Malcolm Ranjith
Denomination  Roman Catholic
Established  24 January 1981
Country  Sri Lanka
Emeritus bishop  Rayappu Joseph
Secular priests  87
Population - Total - Catholics  (as of 2013) 270,375 89,516 (33.1%)
Cathedral  St Sebastian’s Cathedral in Mannar
Ecclesiastical province  Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Colombo

The Diocese of Mannar (Latin: Dioecesis Mannarensis) is a Roman Catholic diocese for north-western Sri Lanka. Currently the diocese is vacant. Apostolic Administrator is Kingsley Swampillai.


The Diocese of Mannar was created on 24 January 1981 from parts of the Diocese of Jaffna.


Roman Catholic Diocese of Mannar Wikipedia