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Diocese of

Dharmapuri

India India

Continent: South and East Asia

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 9,622 km²

Population: 55,043 Catholics (1.6% of 3,380,000 total) (2018)

Statistics: 84 parishes, 72 priests (70 diocesan, 2 religious), 302 lay religious (2 brothers, 300 sisters), 13 seminarians (2018)

Ecclesiastical Province: Pondicherry and Cuddalore

Neighbouring Dioceses: Mysore (←), Bangalore (↖), Cuddapah (↑), Vellore (↗), Pondicherry and Cuddalore (→), Salem (↓)

Depends on: Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

Patron Saint: Sacred Heart of Jesus

History


Special Churches

Mysore (←), Bangalore (↖), Cuddapah (↑), Vellore (↗), Pondicherry and Cuddalore (→), Salem (↓)

Present Prelates

Bishop (2012.01.13 – ...):Bishop Lawrence Pius Dorairaj (66)Bishop Lawrence Pius Dorairaj (66)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Dharmapuri (Roman Rite)

Bishop Lawrence Pius Dorairaj (66)Bishop Lawrence Pius Dorairaj (66)Permalink
(2012.01.13 – ...)

Bishop of Dharmapuri (India)

To proclaim the good news to the poor

Born:1954.06.14 (India)
Ordained Priest:1981.12.28
Consecrated Bishop:1999.02.21

Titular Bishop of Absa Salla (1998.11.28 – 2012.01.13)

Auxiliary Bishop of Madras and Mylapore (India) (1998.11.28 – 2012.01.13)

Bishop of Dharmapuri (India) (2012.01.13 – ...)

Bishop Joseph Anthony Irudayaraj, S.D.B.Permalink
(1997.01.24 – 2012.01.13)

Fide et anima

Born:1935.10.04 (India)
Ordained Priest:1965.04.20
Consecrated Bishop:1997.04.24
Died:2019.11.29 († 84)

Bishop of Dharmapuri (India) (1997.01.24 – 2012.01.13)


as of 2021.02.12

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