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Diocese of

Kandy

Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Continent: South and East Asia

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Area: 5,674 km²

Population: 85,265 Catholics (2.9% of 2,910,630 total) (2020)

Statistics: 29 parishes, 66 priests (56 diocesan, 10 religious), 378 lay religious (183 brothers, 195 sisters), 12 seminarians (2020)

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 (2021.10.09 – ...):Bishop Warnakulasurya Wadumestrige Devasritha Valence Mendis (63)Bishop Warnakulasurya Wadumestrige Devasritha Valence Mendis (63)

Apostolic Administrator of Chilaw (Sri Lanka)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Kandy (Roman Rite)

Bishop Warnakulasurya Wadumestrige Devasritha Valence Mendis (63)Bishop Warnakulasurya Wadumestrige Devasritha Valence Mendis (63)Permalink
(2021.10.09 – ...)

Bishop of Kandy (Sri Lanka)
Apostolic Administrator of Chilaw (Sri Lanka)

Justitiæ et pax

Born:1958.05.21 (Sri Lanka)
Ordained Priest:1985.07.20
Consecrated Bishop:2005.04.02

Coadjutor Bishop of Chilaw (Sri Lanka) (2005.01.17 – 2006.10.19)

Bishop of Chilaw (Sri Lanka) (2006.10.19 – 2021.10.09)

Bishop of Kandy (Sri Lanka) (2021.10.09 – ...)

Apostolic Administrator of Chilaw (Sri Lanka) (2021.10.09 – ...)

Bishop Joseph Vianney Fernando (79)Bishop Joseph Vianney Fernando (79)Permalink
(1983.03.17 – 2021.10.09)

Bishop emeritus of Kandy (Sri Lanka)

Be with you

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

Bishop of Kandy (Sri Lanka) (1983.03.17 – 2021.10.09)

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 – 1983.03.17)

Born:1913.11.26 (Alton, Sri Lanka)
Ordained Priest:1939.08.24
Consecrated Bishop:1973.06.29
Died:1989.05.16 († 75)

Bishop of Kandy (Sri Lanka) (1973.05.17 – 1983.03.17)

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 2022.05.11

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