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Metropolitan Archdiocese of

Shillong

India India

Continent: South and East Asia

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese

Area: 5,196 km²

Population: 303,480 Catholics (26.3% of 1,155,000 total) (2015)

Suffragan Sees: Agartala, Aizawl, Jowai, Nongstoin, Tura

Neighbouring Dioceses: Guwahati (↑), Jowai (→), Sylhet (↓)

Depends on: Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

Patron Saint: Mary Help of Christians, St. Dominic Savio

Statistics: 34 parishes, 169 priests (61 diocesan, 108 religious), 793 lay religious (254 brothers, 539 sisters), 46 seminarians (2015)

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History


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Metropolitan Archbishop (1999.12.22 – ...):Archbishop Dominic Jala, S.D.B. (67)Archbishop Dominic Jala, S.D.B. (67)

Apostolic Administrator of Nongstoin (India)

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of Shillong (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Dominic Jala, S.D.B. (67)Archbishop Dominic Jala, S.D.B. (67)Permalink
(1999.12.22 – ...)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Shillong (India)
Apostolic Administrator of Nongstoin (India)

To grow in the unity of the Holy Spirit

Born:1951.07.12 (India)
Ordained Priest:1977.11.19
Consecrated Bishop:2000.04.02

Metropolitan Archbishop of Shillong (India) (1999.12.22 – ...)

Apostolic Administrator of Nongstoin (India) (2016.10.15 – ...)

Archbishop Tarcisius Resto Phanrang, S.D.B.Permalink
(1995.08.02 – 1999.05.05)

Born:1929.10.16 (India)
Ordained Priest:1960.06.26
Consecrated Bishop:1990.09.23
Died:1999.05.05 († 69)

Titular Bishop of Corniculana (1990.06.11 – 1995.08.02)

Auxiliary Bishop of Shillong (India) (1990.06.11 – 1995.08.02)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Shillong (India) (1995.08.02 – 1999.05.05)

Archbishop Hubert D’Rosario, S.D.B.Permalink
(1992.03.30 – 1994.08.30)

Thy kingdom come

Born:1919.02.21 (India)
Ordained Priest:1947.04.16
Consecrated Bishop:1964.09.06
Died:1994.08.30 († 75)

Bishop of Dibrugarh (India) (1964.07.06 – 1969.06.26)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Gauhati–Shillong (India) (1969.06.26 – 1970.01.22)

Apostolic Administrator of Dibrugarh (India) (1969.06.26 – 1970.05.21)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Shillong–Gauhati (India) (1970.01.22 – 1992.03.30)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Shillong (India) (1992.03.30 – 1994.08.30)

Metropolitan Archbishops of Shillong–Gauhati (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Hubert D’Rosario, S.D.B.Permalink
(1970.01.22 – 1992.03.30)

(see above)

Metropolitan Archbishops of Gauhati–Shillong (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Hubert D’Rosario, S.D.B.Permalink
(1969.06.26 – 1970.01.22)

(see above)

Bishops of Shillong (Roman Rite)

Bishop Stephen Ferrando, S.D.B. (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1935.11.26 – 1969.06.26)

Born:1895.09.28 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1923.03.18
Consecrated Bishop:1934.11.10
Died:1978.06.21 († 82)

Bishop of Krishnagar (India) (1934.07.09 – 1935.11.26)

Bishop of Shillong (India) (1935.11.26 – 1969.06.26)

Titular Archbishop of Troina (1969.06.26 – 1978.06.21)

Bishop Louis Mathias, S.D.B. (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1934.07.09 – 1935.03.25)

Born:1887.07.20 (France)
Ordained Priest:1913.07.20
Consecrated Bishop:1934.11.10
Died:1965.08.02 († 78)

Prefect Apostolic of Assam (India) (1922.12.15 – 1934.07.09)

Bishop of Shillong (India) (1934.07.09 – 1935.03.25)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Madras (India) (1935.03.25 – 1952.11.13)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Madras and Mylapore (India) (1952.11.13 – 1965.08.02)

Prefects Apostolic of Assam (Roman Rite)

Fr. Louis Mathias, S.D.B. (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1922.12.15 – 1934.07.09)

(see above)

Fr. Cristoforo Becker, S.D.S.Permalink
(1906 – 1921)

Born:1875.10.22 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1898.04.17
Died:1937.03.30 († 61)

Prefect Apostolic of Assam (India) (1906 – 1921)

Fr. Angelus Münzloher, S.D.S.Permalink
(1890 – 1906)

Born:1866.05.03 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1889.12.21
Died:1957.08.16 († 91)

Prefect Apostolic of Assam (India) (1890 – 1906)

Fr. Otto Hopfenmüller, S.J.Permalink
(1889.12.13 – 1890.08.21)

Born:1844.05.29 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1866.10.06
Died:1890.08.21 († 46)

Prefect Apostolic of Assam (India) (1889.12.13 – 1890.08.21)

Former Prelates


as of 2018.11.07

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