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Diocese of

Galle

Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Continent: South and East Asia

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Ecclesiastical Province: Colombo

Neighbouring Dioceses: Colombo (↑), Ratnapura (↑), Badulla (↗), Batticaloa (↗)

Patron Saint: St. Mary

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History


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Bishop (2011.05.27 – ...):Bishop Raymond Kingsley Wickramasinghe (52)Bishop Raymond Kingsley Wickramasinghe (52)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Galle (Roman Rite)

Bishop Raymond Kingsley Wickramasinghe (52)Bishop Raymond Kingsley Wickramasinghe (52)
(2011.05.27 – ...)

Bishop of Galle (Sri Lanka)

Born:1962.08.31 (Sri Lanka)
Ordained Priest:1989.08.05
Consecrated Bishop:2011.08.31

Bishop of Galle (Sri Lanka) (2011.05.27 – ...)

Bishop Harold Anthony Perera (63)Bishop Harold Anthony Perera (63)
(2005.02.15 – 2009.05.14)

Bishop of Kurunegala (Sri Lanka)

Born:1951.06.09 (Sri Lanka)
Ordained Priest:1980.07.05
Consecrated Bishop:2003.03.18

Bishop of Ratnapura (Sri Lanka) (2003.01.29 – 2005.02.15)

Bishop of Galle (Sri Lanka) (2005.02.15 – 2009.05.14)

Apostolic Administrator of Ratnapura (Sri Lanka) (2006.07 – 2007.05.04)

Bishop of Kurunegala (Sri Lanka) (2009.05.14 – ...)

Fr. Terence Leange
(Apostolic Administrator 2004.10.11 – 2005.02.15)

Bishop Elmo Noel Joseph Perera (81)Bishop Elmo Noel Joseph Perera (81)
(1995.06.01 – 2004.10.11)

Bishop emeritus of Galle (Sri Lanka)

Born:1932.12.04 (Sri Lanka)
Ordained Priest:1960.12.21
Consecrated Bishop:1993.01.06

Auxiliary Bishop of Galle (Sri Lanka) (1992.12.17 – 1993)

Titular Bishop of Gadiaufala (1992.12.17 – 1995.06.01)

Apostolic Administrator sede plena of Galle (Sri Lanka) (1993 – 1995.06.01)

Bishop of Galle (Sri Lanka) (1995.06.01 – 2004.10.11)

Bishop Elmo Noel Joseph Perera (81)Bishop Elmo Noel Joseph Perera (81)
(Apostolic Administrator sede plena 1993 – 1995.06.01)

Bishop Sylvester Wewitavidanelage
(1982.10.15 – 1995.11.09)

Born:1924.11.27
Ordained Priest:1956.03.23
Consecrated Bishop:1982.12.11
Died:1995.11.09 († 70)

Bishop of Galle (Sri Lanka) (1982.10.15 – 1995.11.09)

Bishop Anthony de Saram
(1965.03.22 – 1982.02.28)

Born:1915.05.10
Ordained Priest:1941.03.25
Consecrated Bishop:1963.03.25
Died:1982.02.28 († 66)

Titular Bishop of Tacapæ (1962.12.27 – 1965.03.22)

Auxiliary Bishop of Colombo in Ceylon (Sri Lanka) (1962.12.27 – 1965.03.22)

Bishop of Galle (Sri Lanka) (1965.03.22 – 1982.02.28)

President of Bishops’ Conference of Sri Lanka (1977 – 1980)

Bishop Nicholas Laudadio, S.J.
(Apostolic Administrator 1964.05.26 – 1965.03.22)

Bishop Nicholas Laudadio, S.J.
(1934.05.28 – 1964.05.26)

Born:1891.04.14
Ordained Priest:1921.07.26
Consecrated Bishop:1934.09.30
Died:1969.04.01 († 77)

Bishop of Galle (Sri Lanka) (1934.05.28 – 1964.05.26)

Apostolic Administrator of Galle (Sri Lanka) (1964.05.26 – 1965.03.22)

Titular Bishop of Ala miliaria (1964.05.26 – 1969.04.01)

Bishop Gaston Robichez, S.J.
(Apostolic Administrator 1923 – 1934.05.28)

Bishop Joseph van Reeth, S.J.
(1895.01.11 – 1923.09.11)

Born:1843.08.06 (Belgium)
Ordained Priest:1875.09.08
Consecrated Bishop:1895.03.19
Died:1923.09.11 († 80)

Bishop of Galle (Sri Lanka) (1895.01.11 – 1923.09.11)

Former Prelates


as of 2014.10.15

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