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Diocese of

Dindigul

India India

Continent: South and East Asia

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 6,266 km²

Population: 147,000 Catholics (5.9% of 2,506,990 total) (2015)

Ecclesiastical Province: Madurai

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

Depends on: Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

Patron Saint: St. Joseph the Worker

Statistics: 49 parishes, 155 priests (56 diocesan, 99 religious), 520 lay religious (152 brothers, 368 sisters), 24 seminarians (2015)

History


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Bishop (2016.04.11 – ...):Bishop Thomas Paulsamy (67)Bishop Thomas Paulsamy (67)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Dindigul (Roman Rite)

Bishop Thomas Paulsamy (67)Bishop Thomas Paulsamy (67)Permalink
(2016.04.11 – ...)

Bishop of Dindigul (India)

Peace through our hearts

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

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

Archbishop Antony Pappusamy (69)Bishop Antony Pappusamy (69) (later Archbishop)Permalink
(2003.10.30 – 2014.07.26)

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

Arise

Born:1949.10.01 (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 – ...)


as of 2018.11.07

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