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Diocese of

Buxar

India India

Continent: South and East Asia

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 11,311 km²

Population: 26,820 Catholics (0.2% of 10,890,000 total) (2015)

Ecclesiastical Province: Patna

Neighbouring Dioceses: Allahabad (↙), Varanasi (←), Bettiah (↑), Patna (→), Daltonganj (↓)

Depends on: Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

Patron Saint: Our Lady of Perpetual Help

Statistics: 16 parishes, 35 priests (14 diocesan, 21 religious), 124 lay religious (30 brothers, 94 sisters), 13 seminarians (2015)

History


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Bishop:vacant

Ordinaries

Bishops of Buxar (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Sebastian Kallupura (65)Bishop Sebastian Kallupura (65) (later Archbishop)Permalink
(2009.04.07 – 2018.06.29)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Patna (India)
Bishop emeritus of Buxar (India)

Honouring the Lord

Born:1953.07.14 (India)
Ordained Priest:1984.05.14
Consecrated Bishop:2009.06.21

Bishop of Buxar (India) (2009.04.07 – 2018.06.29)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Patna (India) (2018.06.29 – ...)

Archbishop William D’Souza, S.J. (72)Archbishop William D’Souza, S.J. (72)Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 2007.10.07 – 2009.04.07)

Archbishop William D’Souza, S.J. (72)Bishop William D’Souza, S.J. (72) (later Archbishop)Permalink
(2005.12.12 – 2007.10.01)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Patna (India)

To serve and not to be served

Born:1946.03.05 (India)
Ordained Priest:1976.05.03
Consecrated Bishop:2006.03.25

Bishop of Buxar (India) (2005.12.12 – 2007.10.01)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Patna (India) (2007.10.01 – ...)

Apostolic Administrator of Buxar (India) (2007.10.07 – 2009.04.07)


as of 2018.11.07

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