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Diocese of

Chittagong

Bangladesh Bangladesh

Continent: South and East Asia

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 27,647 km²

Population: 48,917 Catholics (0.3% of 19,188,306 total) (2015)

Ecclesiastical Province: Dhaka

Neighbouring Dioceses: Barisal (←), Agartala (↑), Aizawl (↗), Pyay (↘)

Depends on: Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

Patron Saint: Our Lady of the Holy Rosary

Statistics: 11 parishes, 18 priests (10 diocesan, 8 religious), 75 lay religious (10 brothers, 65 sisters), 3 seminarians (2015)

History


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Bishop (2011.04.06 – ...):Bishop Moses Costa, C.S.C. (65)Bishop Moses Costa, C.S.C. (65)

Secretary General of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Bangladesh

Ordinaries

Bishops of Chittagong (Roman Rite)

Bishop Moses Costa, C.S.C. (65)Bishop Moses Costa, C.S.C. (65)Permalink
(2011.04.06 – ...)

Bishop of Chittagong (Bangladesh)
Secretary General of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Bangladesh

Born:1950.11.17 (Bangladesh)
Ordained Priest:1981.02.05
Consecrated Bishop:1996.09.06

Bishop of Dinajpur (Bangladesh) (1996.07.05 – 2011.04.06)

Secretary General of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Bangladesh (2007.07 – ...)

Bishop of Chittagong (Bangladesh) (2011.04.06 – ...)

Archbishop Patrick D’Rozario, C.S.C. (72)Bishop Patrick D’Rozario, C.S.C. (72) (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1995.02.03 – 2010.11.25)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Dhaka (Bangladesh)
President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Bangladesh

Joy in communion

Born:1943.10.01 (Bangladesh)
Ordained Priest:1972.10.08
Consecrated Bishop:1990.09.12

Bishop of Rajshahi (Bangladesh) (1990.05.21 – 1995.02.03)

Bishop of Chittagong (Bangladesh) (1995.02.03 – 2010.11.25)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Dhaka (Bangladesh) (2010.11.25 – 2011.10.22)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Dhaka (Bangladesh) (2011.10.22 – ...)

President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Bangladesh (2011.12 – ...)

Bishop Joachim J. Rozario, C.S.C.Permalink
(1968.08.03 – 1994.06.30)

Born:1930.09.02 (Bangladesh)
Ordained Priest:1962.06.06
Consecrated Bishop:1968.11.17
Died:1996.06.09 († 65)

Bishop of Chittagong (Bangladesh) (1968.08.03 – 1994.06.30)

Bishop Raymond Larose, C.S.C.Permalink
(1952.03.20 – 1968.08.03)

Born:1897.01.10 (Canada)
Ordained Priest:1926.02.07
Consecrated Bishop:1952.07.02
Died:1984.05.17 († 87)

Bishop of Chittagong (Bangladesh) (1952.03.20 – 1968.08.03)

Titular Bishop of Thysdrus (1968.08.03 – 1984.05.17)

Bishop Arthur-Alfred Lepailleur, C.S.C.Permalink
(1927.06.18 – 1951.03.08)

Juxta crucem tecum stare

Born:1886.08.09 (Canada)
Ordained Priest:1911.12.23
Consecrated Bishop:1927.10.30
Died:1952.04.12 († 65)

Bishop of Chittagong (Bangladesh) (1927.06.18 – 1951.03.08)

Titular Bishop of Ciparissia (1951.03.08 – 1952.04.12)

Former Prelates


as of 2016.04.24

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