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Diocese of

Bellary

India India

Continent: South and East Asia

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 23,002 km²

Population: 32,218 Catholics (0.5% of 6,283,318 total) (2015)

Ecclesiastical Province: Bangalore

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

Depends on: Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

Patron Saint: St. Anthony of Padua

Statistics: 48 parishes, 1 mission, 102 priests (68 diocesan, 34 religious), 302 lay religious (88 brothers, 214 sisters), 14 seminarians (2015)

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History


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Bishop (2008.03.15 – ...):Bishop Henry D’Souza (69)Bishop Henry D’Souza (69)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Bellary (Roman Rite)

Bishop Henry D’Souza (69)Bishop Henry D’Souza (69)Permalink
(2008.03.15 – ...)

Bishop of Bellary (India)

Proclaim the Gospel

Born:1949.09.09 (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 (77)Archbishop Bernard Blasius Moras (77)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)


as of 2018.11.07

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