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Diocese of

Belgaum

India India

Continent: South and East Asia

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 33,747 km²

Population: 24,900 Catholics (0.2% of 10,998,000 total) (2017)

Statistics: 69 parishes, 18 missions, 158 priests (79 diocesan, 79 religious), 481 lay religious (109 brothers, 372 sisters), 15 seminarians (2017)

Ecclesiastical Province: Bangalore

Neighbouring Dioceses: Karwar (↙), Sindhudurg (←), Poona (↑), Gulbarga (↗), Bellary (→)

Depends on: Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

Patron Saint: Our Lady of the Family Rosary of Fatima

History


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Bishop (2019.05.01 – ...):Bishop Derek Fernandes (65)Bishop Derek Fernandes (65)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Belgaum (Roman Rite)

Bishop Derek Fernandes (65)Bishop Derek Fernandes (65)Permalink
(2019.05.01 – ...)

Bishop of Belgaum (India)

Mittite in dexteram navigii rete

Born:1954.05.14 (India)
Ordained Priest:1979.05.05
Consecrated Bishop:2007.04.20

Bishop of Karwar (India) (2007.02.24 – 2019.05.01)

Bishop of Belgaum (India) (2019.05.01 – ...)

Archbishop Peter Machado (65)Bishop Peter Machado (65) (later Archbishop)Permalink
(2006.02.02 – 2018.03.19)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Bangalore (India)

Christ peace reigns over us

Born:1954.05.26 (India)
Ordained Priest:1978.12.08
Consecrated Bishop:2006.03.30

Bishop of Belgaum (India) (2006.02.02 – 2018.03.19)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Bangalore (India) (2018.03.19 – ...)

Archbishop Bernard Blasius Moras (78)Bishop Bernard Blasius Moras (78) (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1996.11.30 – 2004.07.22)

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Bangalore (India)

In thee we hope–Mary our Mother

Born:1941.08.10 (India)
Ordained Priest:1967.12.06
Consecrated Bishop:1997.02.25

Bishop of Belgaum (India) (1996.11.30 – 2004.07.22)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Bangalore (India) (2004.07.22 – 2018.03.19)

Apostolic Administrator of Bellary (India) (2006.11.18 – 2008.03.15)

Bishop Ignatius P. LoboPermalink
(1967.09.26 – 1994.12.01)

Born:1919.04.27 (India)
Ordained Priest:1947.12.21
Consecrated Bishop:1968.06.02
Died:2010.02.17 († 90)

Bishop of Belgaum (India) (1967.09.26 – 1994.12.01)

Bishop Fortunato da Veiga CoutinhoPermalink
(1964.03.15 – 1967.02.08)

Born:1920.10.13 (Portugal)
Ordained Priest:1944.10.26
Consecrated Bishop:1962.09.03
Died:1967.02.08 († 46)

Titular Bishop of Sagalassus (1962.07.02 – 1964.03.15)

Coadjutor Bishop of Belgaum (India) (1962.07.02 – 1964.03.15)

Bishop of Belgaum (India) (1964.03.15 – 1967.02.08)

Bishop Michael RodriguesPermalink
(1953.09.19 – 1964.03.15)

Born:1894.10.19 (India)
Ordained Priest:1919.12.19
Consecrated Bishop:1953.11.30
Died:1964.10.12 († 69)

Bishop of Belgaum (India) (1953.09.19 – 1964.03.15)

Titular Bishop of Equizetum (1964.03.15 – 1964.10.12)

Former Prelates


as of 2020.01.02

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