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Diocese of

Chilaw

Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Continent: South and East Asia

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 2,076 km²

Population: 291,650 Catholics (34.0% of 858,650 total) (2017)

Statistics: 49 parishes, 10 missions, 136 priests (113 diocesan, 23 religious), 233 lay religious (35 brothers, 198 sisters), 30 seminarians (2017)

Ecclesiastical Province: Colombo

Neighbouring Dioceses: Mannar (↑), Anuradhapura (↗), Kurunegala (→), Colombo (↓)

Depends on: Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

Patron Saint: Our Lady of Mount Carmel

History


Special Churches

Mannar (↑), Anuradhapura (↗), Kurunegala (→), Colombo (↓)

Present Prelates

Bishop (2006.10.19 – ...):Bishop Warnakulasurya Wadumestrige Devasritha Valence Mendis (62)Bishop Warnakulasurya Wadumestrige Devasritha Valence Mendis (62)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Chilaw (Roman Rite)

Bishop Warnakulasurya Wadumestrige Devasritha Valence Mendis (62)Bishop Warnakulasurya Wadumestrige Devasritha Valence Mendis (62)Permalink
(2006.10.19 – ...)

Bishop of Chilaw (Sri Lanka)

Justitiæ et pax

Born:1958.05.21 (Sri Lanka)
Ordained Priest:1985.07.20
Consecrated Bishop:2005.04.02

Coadjutor Bishop of Chilaw (Sri Lanka) (2005.01.17 – 2006.10.19)

Bishop of Chilaw (Sri Lanka) (2006.10.19 – ...)

Bishop Frank Marcus FernandoPermalink
(1972.12.27 – 2006.10.19)

Born:1931.10.19 (Sri Lanka)
Ordained Priest:1956.12.22
Consecrated Bishop:1965.08.19
Died:2009.08.24 († 77)

Auxiliary Bishop of Colombo in Ceylon (Sri Lanka) (1965.07.06 – 1968.06.08)

Titular Bishop of Oliva (1965.07.06 – 1972.12.27)

Coadjutor Bishop of Chilaw (Sri Lanka) (1968.06.08 – 1972.12.27)

Bishop of Chilaw (Sri Lanka) (1972.12.27 – 2006.10.19)

President of Bishops’ Conference of Sri Lanka (1980 – 1989)

Bishop Edmund Peiris, O.M.I.Permalink
(1940.01.12 – 1972.12.27)

Born:1897.12.27 (Sri Lanka)
Ordained Priest:1924.02.25
Consecrated Bishop:1940.04.25
Died:1989.09.04 († 91)

Bishop of Chilaw (Sri Lanka) (1940.01.12 – 1972.12.27)

Fr. Louis Perera, O.M.I.Permalink
(1939.01.05 – 1939.04.08)

Born:1896 (Sri Lanka)
Ordained Priest:1921
Died:1939.04.08 († 43)

Bishop of Chilaw (Sri Lanka) (1939.01.05 – 1939.04.08)

Former Prelates


as of 2020.07.14

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