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Diocese of

Bellary

India India

Continent: South and East Asia

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Bellary / Bellaryen(sis) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Bangalore

Depends on: Dicastery for Evangelisation

Special Churches

Shimoga (↙), Belgaum (←), Gulbarga (↑), Nalgonda (↗), Kurnool (→)

Present Prelates

Bishop (2008.03.15 – ...):Bishop Henry D’Souza (73)Bishop Henry D’Souza (73)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Bellary (Roman Rite)

Bishop Henry D’Souza (73)Bishop Henry D’Souza (73)Permalink
(2008.03.15 – ...)

Bishop of Bellary (India)

Proclaim the Gospel

Born:1949.09.09 (Kinnigoly, India)
Ordained Priest:1976.05.05
Consecrated Bishop:2008.06.12

Bishop of Bellary (India) (2008.03.15 – ...)

Apostolic Administrator of Shimoga (India) (2012.10.16 – 2014.03.19)

Archbishop Bernard Blasius Moras (81)Archbishop Bernard Blasius Moras (81)Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 2006.11.18 – 2008.03.15)

Bishop Joseph D’SilvaPermalink
(1992.10.06 – 2006.11.17)

Guardian of the truth

Born:1932.02.09 (India)
Ordained Priest:1960.04.09
Consecrated Bishop:1993.03.09
Died:2006.11.17 († 74)

Bishop of Bellary (India) (1992.10.06 – 2006.11.17)

Bishop Ambrose Papaiah Yeddanapalli, O.F.M.Permalink
(1963.12.10 – 1992)

Born:1914.08.20 (India)
Ordained Priest:1943.10.03
Consecrated Bishop:1964.04.14
Died:1997.11.20 († 83)

Bishop of Bellary (India) (1963.12.10 – 1992)

Bishop John Forest Hogan, O.F.M.Permalink
(1949.03.10 – 1962.09.23)

Born:1895.10.14 (England)
Ordained Priest:1927.07.31
Consecrated Bishop:1949.05.04
Died:1962.09.23 († 66)

Ecclesiastical Superior of Bellary (India) (1934 – 1949.03.10)

Bishop of Bellary (India) (1949.03.10 – 1962.09.23)

Ecclesiastical Superiors of Bellary (Roman Rite)

Fr. John Forest Hogan, O.F.M. (later Bishop)Permalink
(1934 – 1949.03.10)

(see above)

Fr. Ernesto Reilly, O.F.M.Permalink
(1928 – 1934)

Died:1934

Ecclesiastical Superior of Bellary (India) (1928 – 1934)

Contact Info

Website: Link

Statistics

Area: 23,002 km²

Population: 33,589 Catholics (0.5% of 6,579,313 total) (2020)

Statistics: 49 parishes, 1 mission, 110 priests (73 diocesan, 37 religious), 291 lay religious (71 brothers, 220 sisters), 11 seminarians (2020)

Celebrations

Patron Saint: Saint Anthony of Padua

History

Last updated on 2022.12.04

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