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Metropolitan Archdiocese of

Ranchi

India India

Continent: South and East Asia

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese

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

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

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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 (75)Cardinal Telesphore Placidus Toppo (75)

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

Auxiliary Bishop (2014.05.06 – ...):Bishop Telesphore Bilung, S.V.D. (53)Bishop Telesphore Bilung, S.V.D. (53)

Titular Bishop of Rutabo

Auxiliary Bishop (2014.07.09 – ...):Bishop Theodore Mascarenhas, S.F.X. (54)Bishop Theodore Mascarenhas, S.F.X. (54)

Titular Bishop of Lysinia

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of Ranchi (Roman Rite)

Cardinal Telesphore Placidus Toppo (75)Cardinal Telesphore Placidus Toppo (75)
(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 – ...)

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.
(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.
(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)
(1951.12.13 – 1953.09.19)

(see above)

Bishop Oscar Sevrin, S.J.
(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.
(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 2014.12.09

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