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Diocese of

Balasore

India India

Continent: South and East Asia

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 28,118 km²

Population: 24,532 Catholics (0.3% of 9,176,003 total) (2015)

Ecclesiastical Province: Cuttack–Bhubaneswar

Neighbouring Dioceses: Cuttack–Bhubaneswar (↙), Sambalpur (←), Rourkela (←), Jamshedpur (↖), Calcutta (↗)

Depends on: Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

Patron Saint: Christ the King

Statistics: 39 parishes, 58 priests (45 diocesan, 13 religious), 196 lay religious (50 brothers, 146 sisters), 15 seminarians (2015)

History


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Bishop (2013.12.09 – ...):Bishop Simon Kaipuram, C.M. (64)Bishop Simon Kaipuram, C.M. (64)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Balasore (Roman Rite)

Bishop Simon Kaipuram, C.M. (64)Bishop Simon Kaipuram, C.M. (64)Permalink
(2013.12.09 – ...)

Bishop of Balasore (India)

To be blessing to all

Born:1954.02.09 (India)
Ordained Priest:1980.12.20
Consecrated Bishop:2014.01.30

Bishop of Balasore (India) (2013.12.09 – ...)

Bishop Thomas Thiruthalil, C.M. (82)Bishop Thomas Thiruthalil, C.M. (82)Permalink
(1989.12.18 – 2013.12.09)

Bishop emeritus of Balasore (India)

Transforming lives

Born:1936.01.17 (India)
Ordained Priest:1963.04.14
Consecrated Bishop:1974.05.05

Bishop of Berhampur (India) (1974.01.24 – 1989.12.18)

Bishop of Balasore (India) (1989.12.18 – 2013.12.09)

Fr. Jacob Vadakevetil, C.M.Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1968.06.14 – 1989)


as of 2018.11.07

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