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Metropolitan Archdiocese of

Pondicherry and Cuddalore

India India

Continent: South and East Asia

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese

Suffragan Sees: Dharmapuri, Kumbakonam, Salem, Tanjore

Neighbouring Dioceses: Kumbakonam (↙), Salem (←), Dharmapuri (←), Vellore (↖), Chingleput (↑)

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History


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Metropolitan Archbishop (2004.06.10 – ...):Archbishop Antony Anandarayar (69)Archbishop Antony Anandarayar (69)

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of Pondicherry and Cuddalore (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Antony Anandarayar (69)Archbishop Antony Anandarayar (69)
(2004.06.10 – ...)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Pondicherry and Cuddalore (India)

Servire in Fide et in Amore

Born:1945.07.17 (India)
Ordained Priest:1971.12.21
Consecrated Bishop:1997.01.29

Bishop of Ootacamund (India) (1997.01.02 – 2004.06.10)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Pondicherry and Cuddalore (India) (2004.06.10 – ...)

Archbishop Michael Augustine (81)Archbishop Michael Augustine (81)
(1992.02.18 – 2004.06.10)

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Pondicherry and Cuddalore (India)

Born:1933.06.12 (India)
Ordained Priest:1961.04.15
Consecrated Bishop:1978.03.29

Titular Bishop of Baracus (1978.01.30 – 1981.06.19)

Auxiliary Bishop of Madras and Mylapore (India) (1978.01.30 – 1981.06.19)

Bishop of Vellore (India) (1981.06.19 – 1992.02.18)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Pondicherry and Cuddalore (India) (1992.02.18 – 2004.06.10)

Archbishop Venmani S. Selvanather
(1973.03.17 – 1992.02.18)

Born:1913.07.06 (India)
Ordained Priest:1941.10.26
Consecrated Bishop:1949.05.01
Died:1993.10.14 († 80)

Bishop of Salem (India) (1949.03.03 – 1973.03.17)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Pondicherry and Cuddalore (India) (1973.03.17 – 1992.02.18)

Archbishop Ambrose Rayappan
(1955.11.28 – 1973.03.17)

Born:1901.02.25 (India)
Ordained Priest:1923.12.16
Consecrated Bishop:1953.03.25
Died:1999.11.24 († 98)

Titular Bishop of Sidon (1953.01.08 – 1953.08.07)

Auxiliary Bishop of Pondicherry (India) (1953.01.08 – 1953.08.07)

Titular Archbishop of Selymbria (1953.08.07 – 1955.11.28)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Pondicherry and Cuddalore (India) (1953.08.07 – 1955.11.28)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Pondicherry and Cuddalore (India) (1955.11.28 – 1973.03.17)

Archbishop Auguste-Siméon Colas, M.E.P.
(1930.06.24 – 1955.10.28)

Born:1876.12.29 (France)
Ordained Priest:1900.06.24
Consecrated Bishop:1930.09.29
Died:1968.10.24 († 91)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Pondicherry and Cuddalore (India) (1930.06.24 – 1955.10.28)

Titular Archbishop of Arcadiopolis in Europa (1955.10.28 – 1968.10.24)

Metropolitan Archbishops of Pondicherry (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Elie-Jean-Joseph Morel, M.E.P.
(1909.05.11 – 1929.08.16)

Born:1862.12.27 (France)
Ordained Priest:1887.09.24
Consecrated Bishop:1909.09.21
Died:1948.06.15 († 85)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Pondicherry (India) (1909.05.11 – 1929.08.16)

Titular Archbishop of Cotrada (1929.08.16 – 1948.06.15)

Archbishop Joseph-Adolphe Gandy, M.E.P.
(1892.09.29 – 1909.03.25)

Born:1839.02.25 (France)
Ordained Priest:1862.07.13
Consecrated Bishop:1883.09.09
Died:1909.03.25 († 70)

Titular Bishop of Tricale (1883.03.16 – 1887.06.07)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Pondicherry (India) (1883.03.16 – 1887.06.07)

Titular Archbishop of Claudiopolis (1887.06.07 – 1892.09.29)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Pondicherry (India) (1887.06.07 – 1892.09.29)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Pondicherry (India) (1892.09.29 – 1909.03.25)

Archbishop François-Jean Laouenan
(1886.09.01 – 1892.09.29)

Born:1822.11.19
Consecrated Bishop:1868.10.11
Died:1892.09.29 († 69)

Vicar Apostolic of Pondicherry (India) (1868 – 1886.09.01)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Pondicherry (India) (1886.09.01 – 1892.09.29)

Vicars Apostolic of Pondicherry (Roman Rite)

Bishop François-Jean Laouenan (later Archbishop)
(1868 – 1886.09.01)

(see above)

Bishop Joseph-Isidore Godelle
(1861.03.21 – 1867.07.15)

Consecrated Bishop:1857.08.16
Died:1867.07.15

Coadjutor Vicar Apostolic of Pondicherry (India) (1857 – 1861.03.21)

Vicar Apostolic of Pondicherry (India) (1861.03.21 – 1867.07.15)

Bishop Clément Bonnand, M.E.P.
(1836.10.03 – 1861.03.21)

Born:1796.05.20 (France)
Ordained Priest:1821.06.17
Consecrated Bishop:1833.11.10
Died:1861.03.21 († 64)

Coadjutor Vicar Apostolic of Pondicherry (India) (1831.08.19 – 1836.10.03)

Titular Bishop of Druzipara (1831.08.19 – 1861.03.21)

Vicar Apostolic of Madura and Coromandel Coast (India) (1836.10.03 – 1850.04.03)

Vicar Apostolic of Pondicherry (India) (1836.10.03 – 1861.03.21)

Ecclesiastical Superiors of Coromandel Coast (Roman Rite)

Bishop Louis-Charles-Auguste Hébert, M.E.P.
(1811.10.03 – 1836.07.08)

Born:1763.12.31 (France)
Consecrated Bishop:1811.03.03
Died:1836.10.03 († 72)

Coadjutor Superior of Coromandel Coast (India) (1806.07.06 – 1811.10.03)

Titular Bishop of Halicarnassus (1806.07.06 – 1836.10.03)

Ecclesiastical Superior of Coromandel Coast (India) (1811.10.03 – 1836.07.08)

Ecclesiastical Superior of Madura and Coromandel Coast (India) (1836.07.08 – 1836.10.03)

Bishop Nicolas Champenois, M.E.P.
(1791.11.08 – 1811.10.30)

Born:1734.04 (France)
Consecrated Bishop:1786.11.05
Died:1811.10.30 († 77)

Coadjutor Superior of Coromandel Coast (India) (1785.06.14 – 1791.11.08)

Titular Bishop of Doliche (1785.06.14 – 1811.10.30)

Ecclesiastical Superior of Coromandel Coast (India) (1791.11.08 – 1811.10.30)

Bishop Pierre Brigot, M.E.P.
(1776.09.30 – 1791.11.08)

Born:1713.09.01 (France)
Consecrated Bishop:1757.08.24
Died:1791.11.08 († 78)

Coadjutor Vicar Apostolic of Siam (Thailand) (1755.01.22 – 1755.12.08)

Titular Bishop of Tabraca (1755.01.22 – 1791.11.08)

Vicar Apostolic of Siam (Thailand) (1755.12.08 – 1776.09.30)

Ecclesiastical Superior of Coromandel Coast (India) (1776.09.30 – 1791.11.08)

Former Prelates


as of 2014.08.07

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