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Diocese of

Raiganj

India India

Continent: South and East Asia

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 8,920 km²

Population: 93,798 Catholics (1.0% of 9,394,271 total) (2015)

Ecclesiastical Province: Calcutta

Neighbouring Dioceses: Dumka (↙), Purnea (←), Bagdogra (↑), Jalpaiguri (↗), Dinajpur (→), Rajshahi (↘), Krishnagar (↓)

Depends on: Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

Patron Saint: St. Joseph the Worker (May 1)

Statistics: 34 parishes, 21 missions, 124 priests (99 diocesan, 25 religious), 285 lay religious (57 brothers, 228 sisters), 17 seminarians (2015)

History


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Bishop (2018.06.08 – ...):Bishop Fulgence Aloysius Tigga (53)Bishop Fulgence Aloysius Tigga (53)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Raiganj (Roman Rite)

Bishop Fulgence Aloysius Tigga (53)Bishop Fulgence Aloysius Tigga (53)Permalink
(2018.06.08 – ...)

Bishop of Raiganj (India)

Born:1965.03.03 (India)
Ordained Priest:1997.03.03
Consecrated Bishop:2018.08.28

Bishop of Raiganj (India) (2018.06.08 – ...)

Bishop Alphonsus Flavian D’Souza, S.J.Permalink
(1987.01.26 – 2016.04.30)

Born:1939.07.04 (India)
Ordained Priest:1971.07.13
Consecrated Bishop:1987.05.17
Died:2016.04.30 († 76)

Bishop of Raiganj (India) (1987.01.26 – 2016.04.30)

Bishop Leo Tigga, S.J.Permalink
(1978.06.08 – 1986.01.29)

Born:1916.01.31 (India)
Ordained Priest:1948.11.21
Consecrated Bishop:1962.10.07
Died:1986.01.29 († 69)

Bishop of Dumka (India) (1962.08.08 – 1978.06.08)

Bishop of Raiganj (India) (1978.06.08 – 1986.01.29)


as of 2018.11.07

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