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Diocese of

Batticaloa

Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Continent: South and East Asia

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 7,296 km²

Population: 43,232 Catholics (3.4% of 1,289,000 total) (2018)

Statistics: 32 parishes, 54 priests (36 diocesan, 18 religious), 111 lay religious (35 brothers, 76 sisters), 8 seminarians (2018)

Ecclesiastical Province: Colombo

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

Depends on: Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

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History


Special Churches

Badulla (↙), Kandy (←), Trincomalee (↑), Galle (↓)

Present Prelates

Bishop (2012.07.03 – ...):Bishop Joseph Ponniah (68)Bishop Joseph Ponniah (68)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Batticaloa (Roman Rite)

Bishop Joseph Ponniah (68)Bishop Joseph Ponniah (68)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 2021.06.01

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