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Diocese of

Bhagalpur

India India

Continent: South and East Asia

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 17,766 km²

Population: 88,378 Catholics (0.9% of 9,626,578 total) (2015)

Ecclesiastical Province: Patna

Neighbouring Dioceses: Hazaribag (↙), Patna (←), Muzaffarpur (↖), Purnea (↗), Dumka (↓)

Depends on: Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

Patron Saint: St. Elizabeth of Hungary

Statistics: 82 parishes, 25 missions, 123 priests (87 diocesan, 36 religious), 545 lay religious (81 brothers, 464 sisters), 57 seminarians (2015)

History


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Bishop (2007.01.11 – ...):Bishop Kurien (Ciriaco) Valiakandathil (65)Bishop Kurien (Ciriaco) Valiakandathil (65)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Bhagalpur (Roman Rite)

Bishop Kurien (Ciriaco) Valiakandathil (65)Bishop Kurien (Ciriaco) Valiakandathil (65)Permalink
(2007.01.11 – ...)

Bishop of Bhagalpur (India)

To do good in all times

Born:1952.11.18 (India)
Ordained Priest:1977.10.28
Consecrated Bishop:2007.02.07

Bishop of Bhagalpur (India) (2007.01.11 – ...)

Bishop Thomas KozhimalaPermalink
(1996.06.14 – 2005.06.01)

The Lord is my strength

Born:1939.12.09 (India)
Ordained Priest:1970.10.17
Consecrated Bishop:1996.10.07
Died:2005.06.01 († 65)

Bishop of Bhagalpur (India) (1996.06.14 – 2005.06.01)

Bishop George Victor Saupin, S.J.Permalink
(1987.11.30 – 1993.08.02)

Born:1923.08.20 (India)
Ordained Priest:1958.03.24
Consecrated Bishop:1971.10.13
Died:1993.08.02 († 69)

Bishop of Daltonganj (India) (1971.06.05 – 1987.11.30)

Bishop of Bhagalpur (India) (1987.11.30 – 1993.08.02)

Bishop Urban Eugen McGarry, T.O.R.Permalink
(1965.01.11 – 1987.11.30)

Born:1910.11.12 (USA)
Ordained Priest:1942.10.03
Consecrated Bishop:1965.05.10
Died:2000.09.16 († 89)

Prefect Apostolic of Bhagalpur (India) (1956 – 1965.01.11)

Bishop of Bhagalpur (India) (1965.01.11 – 1987.11.30)

Prefects Apostolic of Bhagalpur (Roman Rite)

Fr. Urban Eugen McGarry, T.O.R. (later Bishop)Permalink
(1956 – 1965.01.11)

(see above)


as of 2018.11.07

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