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Metropolitan Archdiocese of

Ranchi

India India

Continent: South and East Asia

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese

Area: 5,299 km²

Population: 14,016 Catholics (0.4% of 3,197,000 total) (2014)

Suffragan Sees: Daltonganj, Dumka, Gumla, Hazaribag, Jamshedpur, Khunti, Port Blair, Simdega

Neighbouring Dioceses: Gumla (↙), Daltonganj (↖), Hazaribag (↑), Asansol (→), Calcutta (→), Jamshedpur (↘), Khunti (↓)

Depends on: Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

Statistics: 34 parishes, 7 missions, 289 priests (65 diocesan, 224 religious), 1,536 lay religious (409 brothers, 1,127 sisters), 28 seminarians (2014)

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History

Papal Visits


Special Churches

Gumla (↙), Daltonganj (↖), Hazaribag (↑), Asansol (→), Calcutta (→), Jamshedpur (↘), Khunti (↓)

Present Prelates

Metropolitan Archbishop (1985.08.07 – ...):Cardinal Telesphore Placidus Toppo (77)Cardinal Telesphore Placidus Toppo (77)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Cuore di Gesù agonizzante a Vitinia

Auxiliary Bishop (2014.05.06 – ...):Bishop Telesphore Bilung, S.V.D. (55)Bishop Telesphore Bilung, S.V.D. (55)

Titular Bishop of Rutabo

Auxiliary Bishop (2014.07.09 – ...):Bishop Theodore Mascarenhas, S.F.X. (56)Bishop Theodore Mascarenhas, S.F.X. (56)

Titular Bishop of Lysinia

Secretary General of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of Ranchi (Roman Rite)

Cardinal Telesphore Placidus Toppo (77)Cardinal Telesphore Placidus Toppo (77)Permalink
(1985.08.07 – ...)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Cuore di Gesù agonizzante a Vitinia
Metropolitan Archbishop of Ranchi (India)

Parare viam Domini

Born:1939.10.15 (India)
Ordained Priest:1969.05.03
Consecrated Bishop:1978.10.07
Created Cardinal:2003.10.21

Bishop of Dumka (India) (1978.06.08 – 1984.11.08)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Ranchi (India) (1984.11.08 – 1985.08.07)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Ranchi (India) (1985.08.07 – ...)

Vice-President of Conference of Catholic Bishops of India (1998 – 2002)

President of Conference of Catholic Bishops of India (2002 – 2005)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Cuore di Gesù agonizzante a Vitinia (2003.10.21 [2004.05.23] – ...)

President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India (2004.01.12 – 2008.02.19)

Member of Commission of Cardinals overseeing the Institute for Works of Religion (2008.02.24 – 2014.01.15)

President of Conference of Catholic Bishops of India (2011.01.12 – 2013.02)

Member of Council of Cardinals for the Study of Organisational and Economic Problems of the Apostolic See (2012.06.23 – 2014.02.24)

Archbishop Pius Kerketta, S.J.Permalink
(1961.03.07 – 1985.08.07)

Born:1910.03.11 (India)
Ordained Priest:1943.11.21
Consecrated Bishop:1961.05.21
Died:1993.05.20 († 83)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Ranchi (India) (1961.03.07 – 1985.08.07)

Archbishop Niclas Kujur, S.J.Permalink
(1953.09.19 – 1960.07.24)

Born:1898.09.07 (India)
Ordained Priest:1929.08.24
Consecrated Bishop:1952.03.09
Died:1960.07.24 († 61)

Bishop of Ranchi (India) (1951.12.13 – 1953.09.19)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Ranchi (India) (1953.09.19 – 1960.07.24)

Bishops of Ranchi (Roman Rite)

Bishop Niclas Kujur, S.J. (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1951.12.13 – 1953.09.19)

(see above)

Bishop Oscar Sevrin, S.J.Permalink
(1934.04.09 – 1951.12.13)

Born:1884.11.22
Ordained Priest:1919.07.01
Consecrated Bishop:1934.07.25
Died:1975.05.01 († 90)

Bishop of Ranchi (India) (1934.04.09 – 1951.12.13)

Bishop of Raigarh–Ambikapur (India) (1951.12.13 – 1957.11.08)

Titular Bishop of Mossyna (1957.11.08 – 1975.05.01)

Bishop Ludovico van Hoeck, S.J.Permalink
(1928.02.15 – 1933.04.30)

Born:1870.04.17 (Italy)
Died:1933.04.30 († 63)

Bishop of Patna (India) (1920.07.20 – 1928.02.15)

Bishop of Ranchi (India) (1928.02.15 – 1933.04.30)

Former Prelates


as of 2016.12.03

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