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Metropolitan Archdiocese of

Cuttack–Bhubaneswar

India India

Continent: South and East Asia

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese

Suffragan Sees: Balasore, Berhampur, Rourkela, Sambalpur

Neighbouring Dioceses: Berhampur (↙), Sambalpur (↖), Balasore (↗)

Patron Saint: St. Joseph the Worker (May 1)

History


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Metropolitan Archbishop (2011.02.11 – ...):Archbishop John Barwa, S.V.D. (59)Archbishop John Barwa, S.V.D. (59)

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of Cuttack–Bhubaneswar (Roman Rite)

Archbishop John Barwa, S.V.D. (59)Archbishop John Barwa, S.V.D. (59)
(2011.02.11 – ...)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Cuttack–Bhubaneswar (India)

Born:1955.06.01 (India)
Ordained Priest:1985.04.14
Consecrated Bishop:2006.04.19

Coadjutor Bishop of Rourkela (India) (2006.02.04 – 2009.04.02)

Bishop of Rourkela (India) (2009.04.02 – 2011.02.11)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Cuttack–Bhubaneswar (India) (2011.02.11 – ...)

Archbishop Raphael Cheenath, S.V.D. (79)Archbishop Raphael Cheenath, S.V.D. (79)
(1985.07.01 – 2011.02.11)

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Cuttack–Bhubaneswar (India)

Born:1934.12.29 (India)
Ordained Priest:1963.09.21
Consecrated Bishop:1974.05.18

Bishop of Sambalpur (India) (1974.02.28 – 1985.07.01)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Cuttack–Bhubaneswar (India) (1985.07.01 – 2011.02.11)

Archbishop Henry Sebastian D’Souza (88)Archbishop Henry Sebastian D’Souza (88)
(1974.01.24 – 1985.03.29)

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Calcutta (India)

Born:1926.01.20 (India)
Ordained Priest:1948.08.24
Consecrated Bishop:1974.05.05

Metropolitan Archbishop of Cuttack–Bhubaneswar (India) (1974.01.24 – 1985.03.29)

President of Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences (1984 – 1993)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Calcutta (India) (1985.03.29 – 1986.04.05)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Calcutta (India) (1986.04.05 – 2002.04.02)

President of Conference of Catholic Bishops of India (1998 – 2002)

Bishops of Cuttack (Roman Rite)

Bishop Pablo Tobar Gonzáles, C.M.
(1949.03.10 – 1971.04.18)

Born:1896.03.02 (Spain)
Ordained Priest:1921.07.10
Consecrated Bishop:1949.06.29
Died:1971.04.18 († 75)

Bishop of Cuttack (India) (1949.03.10 – 1971.04.18)

Bishop Florencio Sanz Esparza, C.M.
(1938.06.14 – 1948.03.04)

Born:1890.02.23 (Spain)
Ordained Priest:1914.09.27
Consecrated Bishop:1939.01.01
Died:1987.12.27 († 97)

Bishop of Cuttack (India) (1932.11.11 – 1938.06.14)

Bishop of Cuttack (India) (1938.06.14 – 1948.03.04)

Titular Bishop of Chrysopolis in Macedonia (1948.03.04 – 1987.12.27)

Bishop-elect Florencio Sanz Esparza, C.M.
(1932.11.11 – 1938.06.14)

(see above)

Ecclesiastical Superiors of Cuttack (Roman Rite)

Fr. Valeriano Guemes Rodriguez, C.M.
(1929.07.02 – 1932)

Born:1890.09.14 (Spain)
Ordained Priest:1915.08.29
Died:1932 († 42)

Ecclesiastical Superior of Cuttack (India) (1929.07.02 – 1932)


as of 2014.10.15

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