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Diocese of

Anuradhapura

Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Continent: South and East Asia

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 10,472 km²

Population: 15,001 Catholics (1.3% of 1,151,000 total) (2015)

Ecclesiastical Province: Colombo

Neighbouring Dioceses: Chilaw (↙), Mannar (↖), Trincomalee (→), Kurunegala (↓)

Depends on: Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

Patron Saint: St. Joseph (March 19)

Statistics: 13 parishes, 2 missions, 26 priests (15 diocesan, 11 religious), 65 lay religious (11 brothers, 54 sisters), 8 seminarians (2015)

History


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Bishop (2003.11.14 – ...):Bishop Norbert Marshall Andradi, O.M.I. (69)Bishop Norbert Marshall Andradi, O.M.I. (69)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Anuradhapura (Roman Rite)

Bishop Norbert Marshall Andradi, O.M.I. (69)Bishop Norbert Marshall Andradi, O.M.I. (69)Permalink
(2003.11.14 – ...)

Bishop of Anuradhapura (Sri Lanka)

To be always a pilgrim with God’s people

Born:1949.08.30 (Sri Lanka)
Ordained Priest:1980.05.10
Consecrated Bishop:2004.01.10

Bishop of Anuradhapura (Sri Lanka) (2003.11.14 – ...)

Archbishop Oswald Thomas Colman Gomis (85)Bishop Oswald Thomas Colman Gomis (85) (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1995.11.02 – 2002.07.06)

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Colombo (Sri Lanka)

All for love

Born:1932.12.12 (Sri Lanka)
Ordained Priest:1958.02.03
Consecrated Bishop:1968.07.17

Titular Bishop of Mulia (1968.04.09 – 1995.11.02)

Auxiliary Bishop of Colombo (Sri Lanka) (1968.04.09 – 1995.11.02)

Bishop of Anuradhapura (Sri Lanka) (1995.11.02 – 2002.07.06)

President of Bishops’ Conference of Sri Lanka (1998 – 2004)

President of Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences (2000 – 2005)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Colombo (Sri Lanka) (2002.07.06 – 2009.06.16)

Bishop Henry Swithin Thomas Alexander Wijetunge Goonewardena, O.M.I.Permalink
(1982.03.18 – 1995.11.02)

Born:1925.07.15 (Sri Lanka)
Ordained Priest:1951.03.16
Consecrated Bishop:1982.07.10
Died:2000.04.17 († 74)

Prefect Apostolic of Anuradhapura (Sri Lanka) (1975.12.20 – 1982.03.18)

Bishop of Anuradhapura (Sri Lanka) (1982.03.18 – 1995.11.02)

Prefects Apostolic of Anuradhapura (Roman Rite)

Fr. Henry Swithin Thomas Alexander Wijetunge Goonewardena, O.M.I. (later Bishop)Permalink
(1975.12.20 – 1982.03.18)

(see above)


as of 2018.11.07

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