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Diocese of

Simla and Chandigarh

India India

Continent: South and East Asia

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 83,560 km²

Population: 20,215 Catholics (0.1% of 20,554,000 total) (2015)

Ecclesiastical Province: Delhi

Neighbouring Dioceses: Jalandhar (←), Jammu–Srinagar (↖), Kangding 康定 (→), Bijnor (↘), Delhi (↓), Jaipur (↓), Meerut (↓)

Depends on: Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

Patron Saint: St. Joseph and St. Michael

Statistics: 56 parishes, 128 priests (56 diocesan, 72 religious), 445 lay religious (85 brothers, 360 sisters), 23 seminarians (2015)

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History


Special Churches

Jalandhar (←), Jammu–Srinagar (↖), Kangding 康定 (→), Bijnor (↘), Delhi (↓), Jaipur (↓), Meerut (↓)

Present Prelates

Bishop (2009.02.10 – ...):Bishop Ignatius Loyola Mascarenhas (69)Bishop Ignatius Loyola Mascarenhas (69)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Simla and Chandigarh (Roman Rite)

Bishop Ignatius Loyola Mascarenhas (69)Bishop Ignatius Loyola Mascarenhas (69)Permalink
(2009.02.10 – ...)

Bishop of Simla and Chandigarh (India)

Justice, Love, Humility

Born:1949.06.03 (India)
Ordained Priest:1977.12.17
Consecrated Bishop:2009.04.03

Bishop of Simla and Chandigarh (India) (2009.02.10 – ...)

Bishop Gerald John Mathias (65)Bishop Gerald John Mathias (65)Permalink
(1999.12.22 – 2007.11.08)

Bishop of Lucknow (India)

Towards new society

Born:1953.09.20 (India)
Ordained Priest:1979.04.22
Consecrated Bishop:2000.04.09

Bishop of Simla and Chandigarh (India) (1999.12.22 – 2007.11.08)

Bishop of Lucknow (India) (2007.11.08 – ...)

Bishop Gilbert Blaize RegoPermalink
(1971.03.11 – 1999.11.10)

Born:1921.09.03 (India)
Ordained Priest:1953.12.05
Consecrated Bishop:1971.09.11
Died:2012.06.21 († 90)

Bishop of Simla and Chandigarh (India) (1971.03.11 – 1999.11.10)

Bishop Alfred FernándezPermalink
(1967.04.13 – 1970.06.25)

Born:1915.09.08 (India)
Ordained Priest:1942.12.20
Consecrated Bishop:1967.06.29
Died:1983.01.27 († 67)

Bishop of Simla and Chandigarh (India) (1967.04.13 – 1970.06.25)

Bishop of Allahabad (India) (1970.06.25 – 1975.12.15)

Archbishop Joseph Alexander FernandesPermalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1966 – 1967.04.13)

Bishop John BurkePermalink
(1964.05.12 – 1966.08.03)

Born:1896.03.13 (Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1921.06.21
Consecrated Bishop:1959.11.01
Died:1970.07.24 († 74)

Apostolic Administrator of Delhi and Simla (India) (1950 – 1951.04.12)

Bishop of Simla (India) (1959.06.04 – 1964.05.12)

Bishop of Simla and Chandigarh (India) (1964.05.12 – 1966.08.03)

Titular Bishop of Bononia (1966.08.03 – 1970.07.24)

Bishops of Simla (Roman Rite)

Bishop John BurkePermalink
(1959.06.04 – 1964.05.12)

(see above)


as of 2018.11.07

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