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Diocese of

Dindigul

India India

Continent: South and East Asia

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Area: 6,266 km²

Population: 149,170 Catholics (5.8% of 2,586,070 total) (2018)

Statistics: 51 parishes, 161 priests (62 diocesan, 99 religious), 557 lay religious (165 brothers, 392 sisters), 30 seminarians (2018)

Ecclesiastical Province: Madurai

Neighbouring Dioceses: Vijayapuram (↙), Coimbatore (↖), Madurai (↓)

Depends on: Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

Patron Saint: St. Joseph the Worker

History


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Bishop (2016.04.11 – ...):Bishop Thomas Paulsamy (70)Bishop Thomas Paulsamy (70)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Dindigul (Roman Rite)

Bishop Thomas Paulsamy (70)Bishop Thomas Paulsamy (70)Permalink
(2016.04.11 – ...)

Bishop of Dindigul (India)

Peace through our hearts

Born:1951.08.02 (Poolampatty, India)
Ordained Priest:1977.05.25
Consecrated Bishop:2016.05.22

Bishop of Dindigul (India) (2016.04.11 – ...)

Archbishop Antony Pappusamy (72)Bishop Antony Pappusamy (72) (later Archbishop)Permalink
(2003.10.30 – 2014.07.26)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Madurai (India)
Apostolic Administrator of Kuzhithurai (India)

Arise

Born:1949.10.01 (Marambadi, India)
Ordained Priest:1976.07.07
Consecrated Bishop:1999.02.04

Titular Bishop of Zaba (1998.11.05 – 2003.10.30)

Auxiliary Bishop of Madurai (India) (1998.11.05 – 2003.10.30)

Bishop of Dindigul (India) (2003.10.30 – 2014.07.26)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Madurai (India) (2014.07.26 – ...)

Apostolic Administrator of Palayamkottai (India) (2018.06.29 – 2019.11.20)

Apostolic Administrator of Kuzhithurai (India) (2020.06.06 – ...)


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