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Diocese of

Kurnool

India India

Continent: South and East Asia

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 43,000 km²

Population: 67,123 Catholics (0.8% of 8,229,916 total) (2015)

Ecclesiastical Province: Hyderabad

Neighbouring Dioceses: Shimoga (↙), Bellary (←), Nalgonda (↗), Nellore (→), Cuddapah (↘), Bangalore (↓)

Depends on: Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

Patron Saint: Our Lady of Lourdes

Statistics: 56 parishes, 109 priests (51 diocesan, 58 religious), 537 lay religious (118 brothers, 419 sisters), 16 seminarians (2015)

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History


Special Churches

Shimoga (↙), Bellary (←), Nalgonda (↗), Nellore (→), Cuddapah (↘), Bangalore (↓)

Present Prelates

Bishop (2008.02.08 – ...):Bishop Anthony Poola (56)Bishop Anthony Poola (56)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Kurnool (Roman Rite)

Bishop Anthony Poola (56)Bishop Anthony Poola (56)Permalink
(2008.02.08 – ...)

Bishop of Kurnool (India)

Good news to the poor

Born:1961.11.15 (India)
Ordained Priest:1992.02.20
Consecrated Bishop:2008.04.19

Bishop of Kurnool (India) (2008.02.08 – ...)

Bishop Johannes GorantlaPermalink
(1993.12.06 – 2007.01.20)

Born:1952.04.10 (India)
Ordained Priest:1977.03.19
Consecrated Bishop:1994.01.26
Died:2007.01.20 († 54)

Bishop of Kurnool (India) (1993.12.06 – 2007.01.20)

Bishop Abraham Aruliah SomavarapaPermalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1991 – 1993.12.06)

Bishop Mathew Cheriankunnel, P.I.M.E. (88)Bishop Mathew Cheriankunnel, P.I.M.E. (88)Permalink
(1988.01.18 – 1991.07.16)

Bishop emeritus of Kurnool (India)

God is good

Born:1930.09.23 (India)
Ordained Priest:1962.04.28
Consecrated Bishop:1977.05.03

Bishop of Nalgonda (India) (1976.05.31 – 1986.12.22)

Coadjutor Bishop of Kurnool (India) (1986.12.22 – 1988.01.18)

Bishop of Kurnool (India) (1988.01.18 – 1991.07.16)

Bishop Joseph RajappaPermalink
(1967.06.12 – 1988.01.18)

Born:1918.11.03 (India)
Ordained Priest:1945.12.19
Consecrated Bishop:1967.09.07
Died:1989.12.27 († 71)

Bishop of Kurnool (India) (1967.06.12 – 1988.01.18)

Bishop of Khammam (India) (1988.01.18 – 1989.12.27)

Former Prelates


as of 2018.11.07

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