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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: 46,138 Catholics (3.7% of 1,233,038 total) (2017)

Statistics: 25 parishes, 56 priests (37 diocesan, 19 religious), 112 lay religious (35 brothers, 77 sisters), 8 seminarians (2017)

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 (67)Bishop Joseph Ponniah (67)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Batticaloa (Roman Rite)

Bishop Joseph Ponniah (67)Bishop Joseph Ponniah (67)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 2020.06.16

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