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Diocese of

Kurunegala

Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Continent: South and East Asia

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 4,763 km²

Population: 55,608 Catholics (33.9% of 163,800 total) (2015)

Ecclesiastical Province: Colombo

Neighbouring Dioceses: Colombo (↙), Chilaw (←), Anuradhapura (↑), Kandy (↘), Ratnapura (↓)

Depends on: Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

Patron Saint: St. Ann (July 26)

Statistics: 35 parishes, 3 missions, 58 priests (57 diocesan, 1 religious), 85 lay religious (5 brothers, 80 sisters), 10 seminarians (2015)

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History


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Bishop (2009.05.14 – ...):Bishop Harold Anthony Perera (67)Bishop Harold Anthony Perera (67)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Kurunegala (Roman Rite)

Bishop Harold Anthony Perera (67)Bishop Harold Anthony Perera (67)Permalink
(2009.05.14 – ...)

Bishop of Kurunegala (Sri Lanka)

Caritas est vinculum pacis

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 – ...)

Bishop Anthony Leopold Raymond PeirisPermalink
(1987.05.15 – 2009.05.14)

Harmonious bond with Jesus Christ

Born:1932.08.09 (Sri Lanka)
Ordained Priest:1958.12.20
Consecrated Bishop:1987.07.18
Died:2017.09.29 († 85)

Bishop of Kurunegala (Sri Lanka) (1987.05.15 – 2009.05.14)


as of 2018.11.07

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