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Diocese of

Salem

India India

Continent: South and East Asia

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Salem / Salemen(sis) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Pondicherry and Cuddalore

Depends on: Dicastery for Evangelisation

Special Churches

Coimbatore (↙), Ootacamund (←), Dharmapuri (↑), Pondicherry and Cuddalore (→), Kumbakonam (↘)

Present Prelates

Bishop (2021.05.31 – ...):Bishop Arulselvam Rayappan (61)Bishop Arulselvam Rayappan (61)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Salem (Roman Rite)

Bishop Arulselvam Rayappan (61)Bishop Arulselvam Rayappan (61)Permalink
(2021.05.31 – ...)

Bishop of Salem (India)

Audire illum

Born:1960.11.18 (Sathipattu, India)
Ordained Priest:1986.05.20
Consecrated Bishop:2021.08.04

Bishop of Salem (India) (2021.05.31 – ...)

Bishop Lawrence Pius Dorairaj (68)Bishop Lawrence Pius Dorairaj (68)Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 2020.03.09 – 2021.05.31)

Bishop Singaroyan Sebastianappan (70)Bishop Singaroyan Sebastianappan (70)Permalink
(2000.07.05 – 2020.03.09)

Bishop emeritus of Salem (India)

All who believe in him may have eternal life

Born:1952.04.13 (Mel Kathadikuppam, India)
Ordained Priest:1978.05.27
Consecrated Bishop:2000.10.18

Bishop of Salem (India) (2000.07.05 – 2020.03.09)

Bishop Michael Bosco DuraisamyPermalink
(1974.02.28 – 1999.06.09)

Born:1929.04.29 (India)
Ordained Priest:1955.12.17
Consecrated Bishop:1974.06.10
Died:1999.06.09 († 70)

Bishop of Salem (India) (1974.02.28 – 1999.06.09)

Bishop Venmani S. Selvanather (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1949.03.03 – 1973.03.17)

Born:1913.07.06 (India)
Ordained Priest:1941.10.26
Consecrated Bishop:1949.05.01
Died:1993.10.14 († 80)

Bishop of Salem (India) (1949.03.03 – 1973.03.17)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Pondicherry and Cuddalore (India) (1973.03.17 – 1992.02.18)

Bishop Henri-Aimé-Anatole Prunier, M.E.P.Permalink
(1930.05.26 – 1947.11.20)

Born:1889.02.28 (France)
Ordained Priest:1914.03.07
Consecrated Bishop:1930.09.14
Died:1957.03.10 († 68)

Bishop of Salem (India) (1930.05.26 – 1947.11.20)

Titular Bishop of Tanagra (1947.11.20 – 1957.03.10)

Contact Info

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Statistics

Area: 9,624 km²

Population: 85,438 Catholics (1.6% of 5,263,900 total) (2020)

Statistics: 60 parishes, 261 missions, 134 priests (78 diocesan, 56 religious), 1 deacon, 730 lay religious (166 brothers, 564 sisters), 33 seminarians (2020)

Celebrations

Patron Saint: Infant Jesus, Our Lady of Victories

History

Last updated on 2022.10.23

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