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Diocese of

Dharmapuri

India India

Continent: South and East Asia

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 9,622 km²

Population: 55,350 Catholics (1.6% of 3,386,652 total) (2015)

Ecclesiastical Province: Pondicherry and Cuddalore

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

Depends on: Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

Statistics: 41 parishes, 6 missions, 105 priests (65 diocesan, 40 religious), 344 lay religious (44 brothers, 300 sisters), 11 seminarians (2015)

History


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Bishop (2012.01.13 – ...):Bishop Lawrence Pius Dorairaj (63)Bishop Lawrence Pius Dorairaj (63)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Dharmapuri (Roman Rite)

Bishop Lawrence Pius Dorairaj (63)Bishop Lawrence Pius Dorairaj (63)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. (81)Bishop Joseph Anthony Irudayaraj, S.D.B. (81)Permalink
(1997.01.24 – 2012.01.13)

Bishop emeritus of Dharmapuri (India)

Fide et anima

Born:1935.10.04 (India)
Ordained Priest:1965.04.20
Consecrated Bishop:1997.04.24

Bishop of Dharmapuri (India) (1997.01.24 – 2012.01.13)


as of 2017.09.25

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