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Diocese of

Sambalpur

India India

Continent: South and East Asia

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 37,254 km²

Population: 43,546 Catholics (0.6% of 7,653,499 total) (2015)

Ecclesiastical Province: Cuttack–Bhubaneswar

Neighbouring Dioceses: Raipur (←), Raigarh (↖), Rourkela (↗), Balasore (→), Cuttack–Bhubaneswar (↘), Rayagada (↓)

Depends on: Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

Patron Saint: St. Joseph

Statistics: 22 parishes, 2 missions, 154 priests (59 diocesan, 95 religious), 391 lay religious (122 brothers, 269 sisters), 18 seminarians (2015)

History


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Bishop (2013.07.26 – ...):Bishop Niranjan Sual Singh (57)Bishop Niranjan Sual Singh (57)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Sambalpur (Roman Rite)

Bishop Niranjan Sual Singh (57)Bishop Niranjan Sual Singh (57)Permalink
(2013.07.26 – ...)

Bishop of Sambalpur (India)

United in love and service

Born:1961.07.20 (India)
Ordained Priest:1991.04.29
Consecrated Bishop:2013.09.28

Bishop of Sambalpur (India) (2013.07.26 – ...)

Bishop Lucas Kerketta, S.V.D. (82)Bishop Lucas Kerketta, S.V.D. (82)Permalink
(1986.11.17 – 2013.07.26)

Bishop emeritus of Sambalpur (India)

Communion in charity

Born:1936.09.20 (India)
Ordained Priest:1969.10.25
Consecrated Bishop:1987.03.01

Bishop of Sambalpur (India) (1986.11.17 – 2013.07.26)

Bishop Raphael Cheenath, S.V.D. (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1974.02.28 – 1985.07.01)

To become all things to all

Born:1934.12.29 (India)
Ordained Priest:1963.09.21
Consecrated Bishop:1974.05.18
Died:2016.08.14 († 81)

Bishop of Sambalpur (India) (1974.02.28 – 1985.07.01)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Cuttack–Bhubaneswar (India) (1985.07.01 – 2011.02.11)

Bishop Hermann Westermann, S.V.D.Permalink
(1951.06.14 – 1974.02.28)

Born:1905.04.24 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1932.05.22
Consecrated Bishop:1951.07.29
Died:1985.10.23 († 80)

Prefect Apostolic of Indore (India) (1948.03.20 – 1951.06.14)

Bishop of Sambalpur (India) (1951.06.14 – 1974.02.28)


as of 2018.11.07

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