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Syro-Malabar Diocese of

Bijnor

India India

Continent: South and East Asia

Rite: Syro-Malabar

Type: Diocese

Area: 33,819 km²

Population: 4,142 Catholics (0.0% of 10,456,000 total) (2015)

Ecclesiastical Province: Agra

Neighbouring Dioceses: Meerut (↙), Simla and Chandigarh (↖), Kangding 康定 (↗), Bareilly (↘)

Depends on: Congregation for the Oriental Churches

Patron Saint: St. Joseph

Statistics: 36 parishes, 72 missions, 64 priests (49 diocesan, 15 religious), 234 lay religious (31 brothers, 203 sisters), 7 seminarians (2015)

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History


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Bishop (2009.08.14 – ...):Bishop John Vadakel, C.M.I. (75)Bishop John Vadakel, C.M.I. (75)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Bijnor (Syro-Malabar Rite)

Bishop John Vadakel, C.M.I. (75)Bishop John Vadakel, C.M.I. (75)Permalink
(2009.08.14 – ...)

Bishop of Bijnor of the Syro-Malabars (India)

Not to be served but to serve

Born:1943.09.08 (India)
Ordained Priest:1975.12.19
Consecrated Bishop:2009.10.22

Bishop of Bijnor of the Syro-Malabars (India) (2009.08.14 – ...)

Bishop Gratian Mundadan, C.M.I. (85)Bishop Gratian Mundadan, C.M.I. (85)Permalink
(1977.02.26 – 2009.08.14)

Bishop emeritus of Bijnor of the Syro-Malabars (India)
Apostolic Visitator in India outside the proper territory emeritus of the Syro-Malabars

Born:1933.05.15 (India)
Ordained Priest:1964.05.17
Consecrated Bishop:1977.11.06

Apostolic Exarch of Bijnor of the Syro-Malabars (India) (1972.03.23 – 1977.02.26)

Bishop of Bijnor of the Syro-Malabars (India) (1977.02.26 – 2009.08.14)

Apostolic Visitator in India outside the proper territory of the Syro-Malabars (2006.07.15 – 2014.01.11)

Apostolic Exarchs of Bijnor (Syro-Malabar Rite)

Bishop Gratian Mundadan, C.M.I. (85)Fr. Gratian Mundadan, C.M.I. (85) (later Bishop)Permalink
(1972.03.23 – 1977.02.26)

(see above)


as of 2018.11.07

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