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Syro-Malabar Diocese of

Chanda

India India

Continent: South and East Asia

Rite: Syro-Malabar

Type: Diocese

Area: 32,233 km²

Population: 13,206 Catholics (0.3% of 4,390,936 total) (2015)

Ecclesiastical Province: Nagpur

Neighbouring Dioceses: Adilabad (↙), Amravati (↖), Nagpur (↑), Raipur (↗), Jagdalpur (→), Warangal (↓)

Depends on: Congregation for the Oriental Churches

Patron Saint: St. Thomas the Apostle

Statistics: 9 parishes, 38 missions, 75 priests (38 diocesan, 37 religious), 553 lay religious (153 brothers, 400 sisters), 32 seminarians (2015)

History


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Bishop (2014.07.31 – ...):Bishop Ephrem Nariculam (57)Bishop Ephrem Nariculam (57)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Chanda (Syro-Malabar Rite)

Bishop Ephrem Nariculam (57)Bishop Ephrem Nariculam (57)Permalink
(2014.07.31 – ...)

Bishop of Chanda of the Syro-Malabars (India)

Born:1960.12.10 (India)
Ordained Priest:1986.12.27
Consecrated Bishop:2014.10.24

Bishop of Chanda of the Syro-Malabars (India) (2014.07.31 – ...)

Bishop Vijay Anand Nedumpuram, C.M.I. (80)Bishop Vijay Anand Nedumpuram, C.M.I. (80)Permalink
(1990.04.20 – 2014.07.31)

Bishop emeritus of Chanda of the Syro-Malabars (India)

Born:1938.09.24 (India)
Ordained Priest:1967.05.17
Consecrated Bishop:1990.07.03

Prior General of Carmelites of Mary Immaculate (1985 – 1990.04.20)

Bishop of Chanda of the Syro-Malabars (India) (1990.04.20 – 2014.07.31)

Bishop Januarius Paul Palathuruthy, C.M.I.Permalink
(1977.02.26 – 1990.04.20)

Born:1913.03.20 (India)
Ordained Priest:1942.03.07
Consecrated Bishop:1977.05.03
Died:1995.03.28 († 82)

Apostolic Exarch of Chanda of the Syro-Malabars (India) (1968.07.29 – 1977.02.26)

Bishop of Chanda of the Syro-Malabars (India) (1977.02.26 – 1990.04.20)

Apostolic Exarchs of Chanda (Syro-Malabar Rite)

Fr. Januarius Paul Palathuruthy, C.M.I. (later Bishop)Permalink
(1968.07.29 – 1977.02.26)

(see above)


as of 2018.11.07

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