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Roman Catholic Diocese of Rajshahi

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Denomination  Roman Catholic
Established  21 May 1990
Area  18,063 km²
Bishop  Gervas Rozario
Rite  Latin Rite
Patron saint  Good Shepherd
Country  Bangladesh
Metropolitan archbishop  Patrick D'Rozario
Population - Total - Catholics  (as of 2004) 29,190,000 59,630 (0.4%)
Cathedral  Cathedral of Christ the Redeemer in Rajshahi
Ecclesiastical province  Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Dhaka

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Rajshahi (Latin: Dioecesis Raishahiensis) is a diocese located in the city of Rajshahi in the Ecclesiastical province of Dhaka in Bangladesh.

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History

  • May 21, 1990: Established as the Diocese of Rajshahi from the Diocese of Dinajpur
  • Leadership

  • Bishops of Rajshahi (Roman rite)
  • Bishop Gervas Rozario (January 15, 2007 – present)
  • Bishop Paulinus Costa (later Archbishop) (January 11, 1996 – July 9, 2005)
  • Bishop Patrick D’Rozario, C.S.C. (later Archbishop) (May 21, 1990 – February 3, 1995)
  • Information

  • High School = 3
  • St. Louis High School, Jonail, Natore, Bangladesh. St. Joseph High School and College, Bonpara, Natore, Bangladesh. St. Rita's High School, Chatmohor, Pabna, Bangladesh.

  • Primary School = 17
  • Parish = 19
  • Seminary = 1
  • Health Center = 13
  • Prominent Persons

    1. Denis C Baskey, Director, Caritas Rajshahi Region
    2. William Atul Kuluntunu, Joint Sectary (OSD), Ministry of Entailment

    References

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Rajshahi Wikipedia


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