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Diocese of

Purnea

India India

Continent: South and East Asia

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 15,733 km²

Population: 25,945 Catholics (0.3% of 9,634,000 total) (2015)

Ecclesiastical Province: Patna

Neighbouring Dioceses: Bhagalpur (↙), Muzaffarpur (←), Nepal (↖), Bagdogra (↗), Raiganj (→), Dumka (↓)

Depends on: Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

Patron Saint: St. Peter the Apostle

Statistics: 16 parishes, 2 missions, 56 priests (43 diocesan, 13 religious), 98 lay religious (17 brothers, 81 sisters), 8 seminarians (2015)

History


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Bishop (2007.01.20 – ...):Bishop Angelus Kujur, S.J. (72)Bishop Angelus Kujur, S.J. (72)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Purnea (Roman Rite)

Bishop Angelus Kujur, S.J. (72)Bishop Angelus Kujur, S.J. (72)Permalink
(2007.01.20 – ...)

Bishop of Purnea (India)

Feed my lambs

Born:1946.07.14 (India)
Ordained Priest:1980.04.13
Consecrated Bishop:2007.04.18

Bishop of Purnea (India) (2007.01.20 – ...)

Bishop Vincent Barwa (65)Bishop Vincent Barwa (65)Permalink
(1998.06.27 – 2004.09.29)

Bishop of Simdega (India)

Vis amoris Domini

Born:1953.10.18 (India)
Ordained Priest:1984.05.02
Consecrated Bishop:1998.11.08

Bishop of Purnea (India) (1998.06.27 – 2004.09.29)

Titular Bishop of Acufida (2004.09.29 – 2008.02.11)

Auxiliary Bishop of Ranchi (India) (2004.09.29 – 2008.02.11)

Bishop of Simdega (India) (2008.02.11 – ...)


as of 2018.11.07

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