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Diocese of

Salem

India India

Continent: South and East Asia

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 9,624 km²

Population: 85,955 Catholics (1.5% of 5,561,350 total) (2015)

Ecclesiastical Province: Pondicherry and Cuddalore

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

Depends on: Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

Patron Saint: Infant Jesus, Our Lady of Victories

Statistics: 60 parishes, 124 priests (74 diocesan, 50 religious), 1 deacon, 751 lay religious (185 brothers, 566 sisters), 11 seminarians (2015)

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History


Special Churches

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

Present Prelates

Bishop (2000.07.05 – ...):Bishop Sebastianappan Singaroyan (66)Bishop Sebastianappan Singaroyan (66)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Salem (Roman Rite)

Bishop Sebastianappan Singaroyan (66)Bishop Sebastianappan Singaroyan (66)Permalink
(2000.07.05 – ...)

Bishop of Salem (India)

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

Bishop of Salem (India) (2000.07.05 – ...)

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)


as of 2018.11.07

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