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Metropolitan Archdiocese of

Bhopal

India India

Continent: South and East Asia

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese

Area: 20,387 km²

Population: 14,184 Catholics (0.3% of 5,633,000 total) (2015)

Suffragan Sees: Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Jhabua, Khandwa, Sagar, Satna, Ujjain

Neighbouring Dioceses: Khandwa (↙), Indore (↙), Ujjain (←), Sagar (↗), Jabalpur (→), Nagpur (↘)

Depends on: Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

Patron Saint: St. Francis of Assisi

Statistics: 44 parishes, 6 missions, 144 priests (70 diocesan, 74 religious), 757 lay religious (212 brothers, 545 sisters), 26 seminarians (2015)

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History


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Metropolitan Archbishop (2007.06.15 – ...):Archbishop Leo Cornelio, S.V.D. (73)Archbishop Leo Cornelio, S.V.D. (73)

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of Bhopal (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Leo Cornelio, S.V.D. (73)Archbishop Leo Cornelio, S.V.D. (73)Permalink
(2007.06.15 – ...)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Bhopal (India)

Verbum Domini

Born:1945.03.14 (India)
Ordained Priest:1972.11.14
Consecrated Bishop:1999.09.08

Bishop of Khandwa (India) (1999.06.03 – 2007.06.15)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Bhopal (India) (2007.06.15 – ...)

Archbishop Paschal Topno, S.J. (86)Archbishop Paschal Topno, S.J. (86)Permalink
(1994.03.26 – 2007.06.15)

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Bhopal (India)

Rise to the highest

Born:1932.06.15 (India)
Ordained Priest:1965.07.31
Consecrated Bishop:1986.01.18

Bishop of Ambikapur (India) (1985.10.28 – 1994.03.26)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Bhopal (India) (1994.03.26 – 2007.06.15)

Archbishop Eugene D’Souza, M.S.F.S.Permalink
(1963.09.13 – 1994.03.26)

Love is Jesus Christ

Born:1917.11.15 (India)
Ordained Priest:1944.09.29
Consecrated Bishop:1951.10.03
Died:2003.03.18 († 85)

Bishop of Nagpur (India) (1951.07.12 – 1953.09.19)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Nagpur (India) (1953.09.19 – 1963.09.13)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Bhopal (India) (1963.09.13 – 1994.03.26)


as of 2018.11.07

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