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Diocese of

Krishnagar

India India

Continent: South and East Asia

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 9,251 km²

Population: 64,906 Catholics (0.6% of 11,591,600 total) (2015)

Ecclesiastical Province: Calcutta

Neighbouring Dioceses: Calcutta (↙), Asansol (←), Dumka (↖), Raiganj (↑), Rajshahi (↑), Khulna (↘), Baruipur (↓)

Depends on: Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

Patron Saint: Most Holy Redeemer

Statistics: 20 parishes, 1 mission, 69 priests (38 diocesan, 31 religious), 569 lay religious (48 brothers, 521 sisters), 18 seminarians (2015)

History


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Bishop (2002.04.17 – ...):Bishop Joseph Suren Gomes, S.D.B. (74)Bishop Joseph Suren Gomes, S.D.B. (74)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Krishnagar (Roman Rite)

Bishop Joseph Suren Gomes, S.D.B. (74)Bishop Joseph Suren Gomes, S.D.B. (74)Permalink
(2002.04.17 – ...)

Bishop of Krishnagar (India)

Trust in God

Born:1944.02.14 (India)
Ordained Priest:1974.12.21
Consecrated Bishop:2002.05.31

Bishop of Krishnagar (India) (2002.04.17 – ...)

Archbishop Lucas Sirkar, S.D.B. (82)Bishop Lucas Sirkar, S.D.B. (82) (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1984.06.22 – 2000.04.14)

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Calcutta (India)

Pace per omnia

Born:1936.09.24 (India)
Ordained Priest:1968.04.20
Consecrated Bishop:1984.09.22

Bishop of Krishnagar (India) (1984.06.22 – 2000.04.14)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Calcutta (India) (2000.04.14 – 2002.04.02)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Calcutta (India) (2002.04.02 – 2012.02.23)

Bishop Matthew Baroi, S.D.B.Permalink
(1973.09.17 – 1983.04.04)

Born:1925.08.31
Ordained Priest:1957.12.08
Consecrated Bishop:1973.12.15
Died:1983.04.04 († 57)

Apostolic Administrator of Krishnagar (India) (1970 – 1973.09.17)

Bishop of Krishnagar (India) (1973.09.17 – 1983.04.04)

Fr. Matthew Baroi, S.D.B. (later Bishop)Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1970 – 1973.09.17)

Bishop Louis La Ravoire Morrow, S.D.B.Permalink
(1939.05.25 – 1969.10.31)

Born:1892.12.24 (USA)
Ordained Priest:1921.05.21
Consecrated Bishop:1939.10.29
Died:1987.08.31 († 94)

Bishop of Krishnagar (India) (1939.05.25 – 1969.10.31)

Titular Bishop of Valliposita (1969.10.31 – 1971.04.27)

Bishop Stephen Ferrando, S.D.B. (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1934.07.09 – 1935.11.26)

Born:1895.09.28 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1923.03.18
Consecrated Bishop:1934.11.10
Died:1978.06.21 († 82)

Bishop of Krishnagar (India) (1934.07.09 – 1935.11.26)

Bishop of Shillong (India) (1935.11.26 – 1969.06.26)

Titular Archbishop of Troina (1969.06.26 – 1978.06.21)

Bishop Santino Taveggia, P.I.M.E.Permalink
(1906.08.23 – 1927.06.18)

Born:1855.05.20 (Italy)
Died:1928.06.02 († 73)

Bishop of Krishnagar (India) (1906.08.23 – 1927.06.18)

Bishop of Dinajpur (Bangladesh) (1927.06.18 – 1928.06.02)

Bishop Francesco Pozzi, M.E.M.Permalink
(1886.09.01 – 1905.10.22)

Born:1838.03.03 (Italy)
Consecrated Bishop:1887.03.17
Died:1905.10.22 († 67)

Prefect Apostolic of Central Bengal (India) (1879.04 – 1886.09.01)

Bishop of Krishnagar (India) (1886.09.01 – 1905.10.22)

Prefects Apostolic of Central Bengal (Roman Rite)

Fr. Francesco Pozzi, M.E.M. (later Bishop)Permalink
(1879.04 – 1886.09.01)

(see above)

Fr. Antonio Marietti, M.E.M.Permalink
(1870.07.19 – 1878)

Born: (Italy)
Died:1892.11.27

Prefect Apostolic of Central Bengal (India) (1870.07.19 – 1878)

Ecclesiastical Superiors of Central Bengal (Roman Rite)

Fr. Luigi Limana, M.E.M.Permalink
(1865 – 1870)

Born: (Italy)
Died:1870.03.17

Ecclesiastical Superior of Central Bengal (India) (1865 – 1870)

Fr. Albino Parietti, M.E.M.Permalink
(1855 – 1864.11.30)

Born: (Italy)
Died:1864.11.30

Ecclesiastical Superior of Central Bengal (India) (1855 – 1864.11.30)


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