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Diocese of

Belgaum

India India

Continent: South and East Asia

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Area: 33,747 km²

Population: 24,980 Catholics (0.2% of 11,357,894 total) (2020)

Statistics: 69 parishes, 33 missions, 161 priests (85 diocesan, 76 religious), 3 deacons, 163 lay religious (110 brothers, 53 sisters), 13 seminarians (2020)

Ecclesiastical Province: Bangalore

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

Depends on: Dicastery for Evangelisation

Patron Saint: Our Lady of the Family Rosary of Fatima

History


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Bishop (2019.05.01 – ...):Bishop Derek Fernandes (68)Bishop Derek Fernandes (68)

Apostolic Administrator of Karwar (India)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Belgaum (Roman Rite)

Bishop Derek Fernandes (68)Bishop Derek Fernandes (68)Permalink
(2019.05.01 – ...)

Bishop of Belgaum (India)
Apostolic Administrator of Karwar (India)

Mittite in dexteram navigii rete

Born:1954.05.14 (Sirsi, 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 – ...)

Apostolic Administrator of Karwar (India) (2019.05.01 – ...)

Archbishop Peter Machado (68)Bishop Peter Machado (68) (later Archbishop)Permalink
(2006.02.02 – 2018.03.19)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Bangalore (India)

Christ peace reigns over us

Born:1954.05.26 (Honavar, 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 (80)Bishop Bernard Blasius Moras (80) (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 (Kuppepadavu, 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 2022.08.06

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