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Diocese of

Calicut

India India

Continent: South and East Asia

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 8,036 km²

Population: 48,250 Catholics (0.6% of 8,059,057 total) (2015)

Ecclesiastical Province: Verapoly

Neighbouring Dioceses: Kannur (↖), Mysore (↗), Ootacamund (→), Coimbatore (↘), Sultanpet (↘), Kottapuram (↓)

Depends on: Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

Patron Saint: St. Francis Xavier

Statistics: 41 parishes, 3 missions, 132 priests (57 diocesan, 75 religious), 837 lay religious (127 brothers, 710 sisters), 12 seminarians (2015)

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History


Special Churches

Kannur (↖), Mysore (↗), Ootacamund (→), Coimbatore (↘), Sultanpet (↘), Kottapuram (↓)

Present Prelates

Bishop (2012.05.15 – ...):Bishop Varghese Chakkalakal (65)Bishop Varghese Chakkalakal (65)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Calicut (Roman Rite)

Bishop Varghese Chakkalakal (65)Bishop Varghese Chakkalakal (65)Permalink
(2012.05.15 – ...)

Bishop of Calicut (India)

According to your will

Born:1953.02.07 (India)
Ordained Priest:1981.04.02
Consecrated Bishop:1999.02.07

Bishop of Kannur (India) (1998.11.05 – 2012.05.15)

Apostolic Administrator of Kannur (India) (2012.05.15 – 2014.02.01)

Bishop of Calicut (India) (2012.05.15 – ...)

Secretary General of Conference of Catholic Bishops of India (2013.08.17 – 2017.02.06)

Archbishop Joseph Kalathiparambil (66)Bishop Joseph Kalathiparambil (66) (later Archbishop)Permalink
(2002.04.19 – 2011.02.22)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Verapoly (India)

Super omnia caritas

Born:1952.10.06 (India)
Ordained Priest:1978.03.13
Consecrated Bishop:2002.05.19

Bishop of Calicut (India) (2002.04.19 – 2011.02.22)

Secretary of Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People (2011.02.22 – 2016.10.31)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Verapoly (India) (2016.10.31 – ...)

Bishop Maxwell Valentine NoronhaPermalink
(1980.06.07 – 2002.04.19)

Jesus Christ father of peace

Born:1926.02.14 (India)
Ordained Priest:1952.08.24
Consecrated Bishop:1980.09.07
Died:2018.01.28 († 91)

Bishop of Calicut (India) (1980.06.07 – 2002.04.19)

Bishop Aldus Maria Patroni, S.J.Permalink
(1948.04.08 – 1980.06.07)

Born:1904.09.22 (India)
Ordained Priest:1934.11.21
Consecrated Bishop:1948.06.27
Died:1988.09.22 († 84)

Bishop of Calicut (India) (1948.04.08 – 1980.06.07)

Bishop Leone Proserpio, S.J.Permalink
(1937.12.02 – 1945.09.08)

Born:1878.05.08 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1910
Consecrated Bishop:1938.03.13
Died:1945.09.08 († 67)

Bishop of Calicut (India) (1937.12.02 – 1945.09.08)

Bishop Paolo Charles Perini, S.J.Permalink
(1923.06.12 – 1932.06.28)

Born:1867.01.12 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1897
Consecrated Bishop:1910.12.04
Died:1932.06.28 († 65)

Bishop of Mangalore (India) (1910.08.17 – 1923.06.12)

Apostolic Administrator of Mangalore (India) (1923 – 1928)

Bishop of Calicut (India) (1923.06.12 – 1932.06.28)


as of 2018.11.07

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