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Metropolitan Archdiocese of

Raipur

India India

Continent: South and East Asia

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese

Area: 60,819 km²

Population: 73,595 Catholics (0.4% of 17,555,000 total) (2015)

Suffragan Sees: Ambikapur, Jagdalpur, Jashpur, Raigarh

Neighbouring Dioceses: Chanda (↙), Nagpur (←), Jabalpur (↖), Ambikapur (↗), Raigarh (↗), Sambalpur (→), Rayagada (↘), Jagdalpur (↓)

Depends on: Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

Patron Saint: Mary Queen of the Apostles

Statistics: 66 parishes, 155 priests (85 diocesan, 70 religious), 633 lay religious (82 brothers, 551 sisters), 9 seminarians (2015)

History


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Metropolitan Archbishop (2013.07.03 – ...):Archbishop Victor Henry Thakur (64)Archbishop Victor Henry Thakur (64)

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of Raipur (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Victor Henry Thakur (64)Archbishop Victor Henry Thakur (64)Permalink
(2013.07.03 – ...)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Raipur (India)

I do it for you

Born:1954.07.01 (India)
Ordained Priest:1984.05.03
Consecrated Bishop:1998.11.11

Bishop of Bettiah (India) (1998.06.27 – 2013.07.03)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Raipur (India) (2013.07.03 – ...)

Archbishop Joseph Augustine Charanakunnel (80)Archbishop Joseph Augustine Charanakunnel (80)Permalink
(2004.02.27 – 2013.07.03)

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Raipur (India)

Jesus et Maria

Born:1938.06.06 (India)
Ordained Priest:1975.05.15
Consecrated Bishop:1993.02.07

Bishop of Raipur (India) (1992.11.21 – 2004.02.27)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Raipur (India) (2004.02.27 – 2013.07.03)

Bishops of Raipur (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Joseph Augustine Charanakunnel (80)Bishop Joseph Augustine Charanakunnel (80) (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1992.11.21 – 2004.02.27)

(see above)

Bishop Philip Ekka, S.J.Permalink
(1984.10.20 – 1991.02.15)

Born:1923.07.22 (India)
Ordained Priest:1956.08.10
Consecrated Bishop:1978.02.26
Died:1991.05.16 († 67)

Bishop of Ambikapur (India) (1977.11.10 – 1984.10.20)

Bishop of Raipur (India) (1984.10.20 – 1991.02.15)

Prefects Apostolic of Raipur (Roman Rite)

Fr. John A. Weidner, S.A.C.Permalink
(1964.01.17 – 1973)

Died:1973

Prefect Apostolic of Raipur (India) (1964.01.17 – 1973)


as of 2018.11.07

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