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Diocese of

Kandy

Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Continent: South and East Asia

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 5,674 km²

Population: 82,552 Catholics (3.0% of 2,722,000 total) (2017)

Statistics: 28 parishes, 3 missions, 54 priests (45 diocesan, 9 religious), 407 lay religious (222 brothers, 185 sisters), 15 seminarians (2017)

Ecclesiastical Province: Colombo

Neighbouring Dioceses: Ratnapura (↙), Kurunegala (↖), Batticaloa (→), Badulla (↘)

Depends on: Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

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History


Special Churches

Ratnapura (↙), Kurunegala (↖), Batticaloa (→), Badulla (↘)

Present Prelates

Bishop (1983.03.17 – ...):Bishop Joseph Vianney Fernando (77)Bishop Joseph Vianney Fernando (77)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Kandy (Roman Rite)

Bishop Joseph Vianney Fernando (77)Bishop Joseph Vianney Fernando (77)Permalink
(1983.03.17 – ...)

Bishop of Kandy (Sri Lanka)

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Born:1942.08.06 (Sri Lanka)
Ordained Priest:1966.12.21
Consecrated Bishop:1983.05.21

Bishop of Kandy (Sri Lanka) (1983.03.17 – ...)

President of Bishops’ Conference of Sri Lanka (1995 – 1998)

President of Bishops’ Conference of Sri Lanka (2004.04 – 2010.04)

Bishop Appasinghe Paul PereraPermalink
(1973.05.17 – 1989.05.16)

Born:1913.11.26
Ordained Priest:1939.08.24
Consecrated Bishop:1973.06.29
Died:1989.05.16 († 75)

Bishop of Kandy (Sri Lanka) (1973.05.17 – 1989.05.16)

Bishop Leo Nanayakkara, O.S.B. Silv.Permalink
(1959.07.02 – 1972.12.18)

Born:1917.11.26
Ordained Priest:1950.02.10
Consecrated Bishop:1959.10.03
Died:1982.05.28 († 64)

Bishop of Kandy (Sri Lanka) (1959.07.02 – 1972.12.18)

Bishop of Badulla (Sri Lanka) (1972.12.18 – 1982.05.28)

Bishop Bernardo Regno, O.S.B. Silv.Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1958.09.24 – 1959.07.02)

Bishop Bernardo Regno, O.S.B. Silv.Permalink
(1936.01.27 – 1958.09.24)

Born:1886.08.18
Ordained Priest:1909.12.18
Consecrated Bishop:1936.03.29
Died:1977.09.02 († 91)

Bishop of Kandy (Sri Lanka) (1936.01.27 – 1958.09.24)

Apostolic Administrator of Kandy (Sri Lanka) (1958.09.24 – 1959.07.02)

Titular Bishop of Bagai (1958.09.24 – 1971.01.26)

Bishop Bede Beekmeyer, O.S.B. Silv.Permalink
(1912.04.19 – 1935.05.22)

Born:1873.10.11 (Sri Lanka)
Died:1935.05.22 († 61)

Bishop of Kandy (Sri Lanka) (1912.04.19 – 1935.05.22)

Bishop Clemente Pagnani, O.S.B. Silv.Permalink
(1886.09.01 – 1911.06)

Born:1834.06.24
Consecrated Bishop:1879.12.25
Died:1911.06 († 77)

Bishop of Colombo (Sri Lanka) (1879.11.12 – 1883.04.20)

Titular Bishop of Hephæstum (1879.11.12 – 1886.09.01)

Vicar Apostolic of Kandy (Sri Lanka) (1883.04.20 – 1886.09.01)

Bishop of Kandy (Sri Lanka) (1886.09.01 – 1911.06)

Vicars Apostolic of Kandy (Roman Rite)

Bishop Clemente Pagnani, O.S.B. Silv.Permalink
(1883.04.20 – 1886.09.01)

(see above)


as of 2020.07.14

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