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Diocese of

Batticaloa

Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Continent: South and East Asia

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 7,269 km²

Population: 42,609 Catholics (3.5% of 1,208,745 total) (2015)

Ecclesiastical Province: Colombo

Neighbouring Dioceses: Badulla (↙), Kandy (←), Trincomalee (↑), Galle (↓)

Depends on: Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

Statistics: 25 parishes, 50 priests (35 diocesan, 15 religious), 108 lay religious (29 brothers, 79 sisters), 11 seminarians (2015)

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History


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Bishop (2012.07.03 – ...):Bishop Joseph Ponniah (66)Bishop Joseph Ponniah (66)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Batticaloa (Roman Rite)

Bishop Joseph Ponniah (66)Bishop Joseph Ponniah (66)Permalink
(2012.07.03 – ...)

Bishop of Batticaloa (Sri Lanka)

For we are the aroma of Christ for God among those who are being saved

Born:1952.10.12 (Sri Lanka)
Ordained Priest:1980.04.30
Consecrated Bishop:2008.05.10

Titular Bishop of Mons in Mauretania (2008.02.19 – 2012.07.03)

Auxiliary Bishop of Trincomalee–Batticaloa (Sri Lanka) (2008.02.19 – 2012.07.03)

Bishop of Batticaloa (Sri Lanka) (2012.07.03 – ...)


as of 2018.11.07

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