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Diocese of

Darjeeling

India India, Bhutan Bhutan

Continent: South and East Asia

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 9,521 km²

Population: 36,808 Catholics (2.4% of 1,503,730 total) (2018)

Statistics: 58 parishes, 152 priests (84 diocesan, 68 religious), 429 lay religious (138 brothers, 291 sisters), 33 seminarians (2018)

Ecclesiastical Province: Calcutta

Neighbouring Dioceses: Nepal (←), Kangding 康定 (↑), Itanagar (→), Tezpur (→), Guwahati (→), Bongaigaon (↘), Jalpaiguri (↘), Bagdogra (↓)

Depends on: Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

Patron Saint: Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Saint Thérèse of Lisieux

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History


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Bishop (1997.06.14 – ...):Bishop Stephen Lepcha (67)Bishop Stephen Lepcha (67)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Darjeeling (Roman Rite)

Bishop Stephen Lepcha (67)Bishop Stephen Lepcha (67)Permalink
(1997.06.14 – ...)

Bishop of Darjeeling (India)

Fiat in fide

Born:1952.12.22 (India)
Ordained Priest:1982.12.15
Consecrated Bishop:1997.12.08

Bishop of Darjeeling (India) (1997.06.14 – ...)

Bishop Eric BenjaminPermalink
(1962.08.08 – 1994.05.12)

Born:1920.05.13 (India)
Ordained Priest:1945.08.24
Consecrated Bishop:1962.10.07
Died:1994.05.12 († 73)

Bishop of Darjeeling (India) (1962.08.08 – 1994.05.12)

Prefects Apostolic of Sikkim (Roman Rite)

Fr. Aurelio GianoraPermalink
(1937.05.14 – 1962)

Died:1962

Prefect Apostolic of Sikkim (India) (1937.05.14 – 1962)

Fr. Jules Elmire Douénel, M.E.P.Permalink
(1931.06.16 – 1937.04.08)

Born:1866.09.20 (France)
Ordained Priest:1892.07.03
Died:1940.02.01 († 73)

Ecclesiastical Superior of Sikkim (India) (1929.02.19 – 1931.06.16)

Prefect Apostolic of Sikkim (India) (1931.06.16 – 1937.04.08)

Ecclesiastical Superiors of Sikkim (Roman Rite)

Fr. Jules Elmire Douénel, M.E.P.Permalink
(1929.02.19 – 1931.06.16)

(see above)


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