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Diocese of

Simdega

India India

Continent: South and East Asia

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 3,761 km²

Population: 195,094 Catholics (30.5% of 640,200 total) (2015)

Ecclesiastical Province: Ranchi

Neighbouring Dioceses: Jashpur (↖), Gumla (↑), Khunti (↗), Jamshedpur (→), Rourkela (↓)

Depends on: Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

Patron Saint: St. Bartholomew

Statistics: 36 parishes, 8 missions, 125 priests (92 diocesan, 33 religious), 333 lay religious (89 brothers, 244 sisters), 31 seminarians (2015)

History


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Bishop (2008.02.11 – ...):Bishop Vincent Barwa (65)Bishop Vincent Barwa (65)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Simdega (Roman Rite)

Bishop Vincent Barwa (65)Bishop Vincent Barwa (65)Permalink
(2008.02.11 – ...)

Bishop of Simdega (India)

Vis amoris Domini

Born:1953.10.18 (India)
Ordained Priest:1984.05.02
Consecrated Bishop:1998.11.08

Bishop of Purnea (India) (1998.06.27 – 2004.09.29)

Titular Bishop of Acufida (2004.09.29 – 2008.02.11)

Auxiliary Bishop of Ranchi (India) (2004.09.29 – 2008.02.11)

Bishop of Simdega (India) (2008.02.11 – ...)

Bishop Joseph MinjPermalink
(1993.05.28 – 2008.02.11)

Love and charity for all

Born:1932.10.17 (India)
Ordained Priest:1960.07.10
Consecrated Bishop:1993.08.24
Died:2018.08.16 († 85)

Bishop of Simdega (India) (1993.05.28 – 2008.02.11)


as of 2018.11.07

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