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Diocese of

Dharmapuri

India India

Continent: South and East Asia

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 9,622 km²

Population: 54,500 Catholics (1.8% of 3,021,400 total) (2014)

Ecclesiastical Province: Pondicherry and Cuddalore

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

Depends on: Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

Statistics: 40 parishes, 20 missions, 96 priests (66 diocesan, 30 religious), 346 lay religious (35 brothers, 311 sisters), 12 seminarians (2014)

History


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Bishop (2012.01.13 – ...):Bishop Lawrence Pius Dorairaj (61)Bishop Lawrence Pius Dorairaj (61)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Dharmapuri (Roman Rite)

Bishop Lawrence Pius Dorairaj (61)Bishop Lawrence Pius Dorairaj (61)Permalink
(2012.01.13 – ...)

Bishop of Dharmapuri (India)

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. (80)Bishop Joseph Anthony Irudayaraj, S.D.B. (80)Permalink
(1997.01.24 – 2012.01.13)

Bishop emeritus of Dharmapuri (India)

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 2016.05.09

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