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Metropolitan Archdiocese of

Nagpur

India India

Continent: South and East Asia

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese Metr. Archdiocese

Area: 59,024 km²

Population: 28,500 Catholics (0.2% of 13,165,400 total) (2018)

Statistics: 35 parishes, 1 mission, 159 priests (54 diocesan, 105 religious), 1,001 lay religious (455 brothers, 546 sisters), 18 seminarians (2018)

Suffragan Sees: Amravati, Aurangabad, Chanda

Neighbouring Dioceses: Amravati (←), Khandwa (←), Bhopal (↖), Jabalpur (↗), Raipur (→), Chanda (↓)

Depends on: Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

Patron Saint: Saint Francis de Sales, Our Lady of Lourdes

Website: Link

History


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Metropolitan Archbishop (2018.12.03 – ...):Archbishop Elias Joseph Gonsalves (60)Archbishop Elias Joseph Gonsalves (60)

Apostolic Administrator of Amravati (India)

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of Nagpur (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Elias Joseph Gonsalves (60)Archbishop Elias Joseph Gonsalves (60)Permalink
(2018.12.03 – ...)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Nagpur (India)
Apostolic Administrator of Amravati (India)

To reconcile and unite all things in Christ

Born:1961.07.04 (India)
Ordained Priest:1990.04.11
Consecrated Bishop:2012.09.29

Bishop of Amravati (India) (2012.07.11 – 2018.12.03)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Nagpur (India) (2018.12.03 – ...)

Apostolic Administrator of Amravati (India) (2018.12.03 – ...)

Archbishop Abraham ViruthakulangaraPermalink
(1998.01.17 – 2018.04.19)

Duniya ke lee masseh

Born:1943.06.05 (India)
Ordained Priest:1969.10.28
Consecrated Bishop:1977.07.13
Died:2018.04.19 († 74)

Bishop of Khandwa (India) (1977.03.04 – 1998.01.17)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Nagpur (India) (1998.01.17 – 2018.04.19)

Archbishop Leobard D’SouzaPermalink
(1975.07.01 – 1998.01.17)

Born:1930.01.18 (India)
Ordained Priest:1956.12.22
Consecrated Bishop:1964.12.03
Died:2005.12.19 († 75)

Titular Bishop of Caput Cilla (1964.11.12 – 1965.12.17)

Coadjutor Bishop of Jabalpur (India) (1964.11.12 – 1965.12.17)

Bishop of Jabalpur (India) (1965.12.17 – 1975.07.01)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Nagpur (India) (1975.07.01 – 1998.01.17)

Vice-President of Conference of Catholic Bishops of India (1988 – 1991)

Archbishop Leonard Joseph RaymondPermalink
(1964.01.16 – 1974.02.01)

Born:1899.09.06 (Pakistan)
Ordained Priest:1926.10.03
Consecrated Bishop:1947.07.16
Died:1974.02.01 († 74)

Bishop of Allahabad (India) (1947.04.10 – 1964.01.16)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Nagpur (India) (1964.01.16 – 1974.02.01)

Archbishop Eugene D’Souza, M.S.F.S.Permalink
(1953.09.19 – 1963.09.13)

Love is Jesus Christ

Born:1917.11.15 (India)
Ordained Priest:1944.09.29
Consecrated Bishop:1951.10.03
Died:2003.03.18 († 85)

Bishop of Nagpur (India) (1951.07.12 – 1953.09.19)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Nagpur (India) (1953.09.19 – 1963.09.13)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Bhopal (India) (1963.09.13 – 1994.03.26)

Bishops of Nagpur (Roman Rite)

Bishop Eugene D’Souza, M.S.F.S. (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1951.07.12 – 1953.09.19)

(see above)

Bishop Louis-François Gayet, M.S.F.S.Permalink
(1934.02.01 – 1950.08.26)

Born:1885.01.19 (France)
Ordained Priest:1908.11.08
Consecrated Bishop:1934.06.24
Died:1950.08.26 († 65)

Bishop of Nagpur (India) (1934.02.01 – 1950.08.26)

Bishop François-Etienne Coppel, M.S.F.S.Permalink
(1907.06.22 – 1933.03.16)

Born:1867.01.05 (France)
Ordained Priest:1890.07.06
Consecrated Bishop:1907.09.15
Died:1933.03.16 († 66)

Bishop of Nagpur (India) (1907.06.22 – 1933.03.16)

Bishop Étienne-Marie Boneventure, M.S.F.S.Permalink
(1904.09.17 – 1907.03.12)

Born:1851.04.26 (France)
Consecrated Bishop:1905.02.05
Died:1907.03.12 († 55)

Bishop of Nagpur (India) (1904.09.17 – 1907.03.12)

Bishop Jean-Marie CrochetPermalink
(1900.10.25 – 1903.06.06)

Born:1844.03.27 (France)
Consecrated Bishop:1901.02.10
Died:1903.06.06 († 59)

Bishop of Nagpur (India) (1900.10.25 – 1903.06.06)

Bishop Charles-Félix Pelvat, M.S.F.S.Permalink
(1893.10.02 – 1900.07.23)

Born:1845.12.13 (France)
Consecrated Bishop:1893.12.10
Died:1900.07.23 († 54)

Bishop of Nagpur (India) (1893.10.02 – 1900.07.23)

Former Prelates


as of 2022.01.02

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