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Diocese of

Sivagangai

India India

Continent: South and East Asia

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 8,353 km²

Population: 177,113 Catholics (5.7% of 3,084,922 total) (2018)

Statistics: 82 parishes, 1 mission, 162 priests (101 diocesan, 61 religious), 550 lay religious (111 brothers, 439 sisters), 21 seminarians (2018)

Ecclesiastical Province: Madurai

Neighbouring Dioceses: Tuticorin (↙), Madurai (←), Tiruchirapalli (↑), Tanjore (↗), Jaffna (→), Mannar (↘)

Depends on: Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

Patron Saint: Saint John de Britto

Website: Link

History


Special Churches

Tuticorin (↙), Madurai (←), Tiruchirapalli (↑), Tanjore (↗), Jaffna (→), Mannar (↘)

Present Prelates

Bishop:vacant

Ordinaries

Bishops of Sivagangai (Roman Rite)

Bishop Jebamalai Susaimanickam (75)Bishop Jebamalai Susaimanickam (75)Permalink
(2005.09.01 – 2020.09.25)

Bishop emeritus of Sivagangai (India)

Confident in the Lord

Born:1945.09.25 (India)
Ordained Priest:1971.01.27
Consecrated Bishop:2005.05.15

Coadjutor Bishop of Sivagangai (India) (2005.04.01 – 2005.09.01)

Bishop of Sivagangai (India) (2005.09.01 – 2020.09.25)

Bishop Edward FrancisPermalink
(1987.07.03 – 2005.09.01)

God’s will

Born:1930.06.03 (India)
Ordained Priest:1957.03.25
Consecrated Bishop:1987.08.30
Died:2017.04.11 († 86)

Bishop of Sivagangai (India) (1987.07.03 – 2005.09.01)

Former Prelates


as of 2021.04.16

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