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Diocese of

Ambikapur

India India

Continent: South and East Asia

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 22,337 km²

Population: 97,369 Catholics (3.4% of 2,870,000 total) (2015)

Ecclesiastical Province: Raipur

Neighbouring Dioceses: Raipur (↙), Jabalpur (←), Satna (↖), Allahabad (↑), Daltonganj (↗), Gumla (→), Jashpur (→), Raigarh (↓)

Depends on: Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

Patron Saint: Immaculate Mother of God

Statistics: 57 parishes, 164 priests (112 diocesan, 52 religious), 510 lay religious (133 brothers, 377 sisters), 66 seminarians (2015)

History


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Bishop (1996.07.05 – ...):Bishop Patras Minj, S.J. (73)Bishop Patras Minj, S.J. (73)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Ambikapur (Roman Rite)

Bishop Patras Minj, S.J. (73)Bishop Patras Minj, S.J. (73)Permalink
(1996.07.05 – ...)

Bishop of Ambikapur (India)

Duc in altum

Born:1944.12.23 (India)
Ordained Priest:1977.04.30
Consecrated Bishop:1996.10.18

Bishop of Ambikapur (India) (1996.07.05 – ...)

Archbishop Paschal Topno, S.J. (86)Bishop Paschal Topno, S.J. (86) (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1985.10.28 – 1994.03.26)

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Bhopal (India)

Rise to the highest

Born:1932.06.15 (India)
Ordained Priest:1965.07.31
Consecrated Bishop:1986.01.18

Bishop of Ambikapur (India) (1985.10.28 – 1994.03.26)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Bhopal (India) (1994.03.26 – 2007.06.15)

Bishop Philip Ekka, S.J.Permalink
(1977.11.10 – 1984.10.20)

Born:1923.07.22 (India)
Ordained Priest:1956.08.10
Consecrated Bishop:1978.02.26
Died:1991.05.16 († 67)

Bishop of Ambikapur (India) (1977.11.10 – 1984.10.20)

Bishop of Raipur (India) (1984.10.20 – 1991.02.15)


as of 2018.11.07

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