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Diocese of

Tiruchirapalli

India India

Continent: South and East Asia

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 12,144 km²

Population: 268,085 Catholics (11.4% of 2,346,192 total) (2018)

Statistics: 73 parishes, 1 mission, 273 priests (97 diocesan, 176 religious), 1,690 lay religious (569 brothers, 1,121 sisters), 29 seminarians (2018)

Ecclesiastical Province: Madurai

Neighbouring Dioceses: Madurai (↙), Kumbakonam (↗), Tanjore (→), Sivagangai (↓)

Depends on: Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

Patron Saint: Immaculate Conception

History


Special Churches

Madurai (↙), Kumbakonam (↗), Tanjore (→), Sivagangai (↓)

Present Prelates

Bishop:vacant
Apostolic Administrator (2018.07.14 – ...):Bishop Devadass Ambrose Mariadoss (73)Bishop Devadass Ambrose Mariadoss (73)

Bishop of Tanjore (India)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Tiruchirapalli (Roman Rite)

Bishop Devadass Ambrose Mariadoss (73)Bishop Devadass Ambrose Mariadoss (73)Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 2018.07.14 – ...)

Bishop Antony DevottaPermalink
(2000.11.16 – 2018.07.14)

That they may all be one

Born:1943.06.30 (India)
Ordained Priest:1971.08.27
Consecrated Bishop:2001.01.28
Died:2019.10.15 († 76)

Bishop of Tiruchirapalli (India) (2000.11.16 – 2018.07.14)

Bishop Gabriel Lawrence SengolPermalink
(1990.10.06 – 1997.10.14)

Born:1928.09.18 (India)
Ordained Priest:1955.04.17
Consecrated Bishop:1990.12.30
Died:2012.01.29 († 83)

Bishop of Tiruchirapalli (India) (1990.10.06 – 1997.10.14)

Bishop Thomas FernandoPermalink
(1970.11.23 – 1990.10.06)

Born:1913.05.09 (India)
Ordained Priest:1939.03.18
Consecrated Bishop:1950.10.01
Died:2006.07.04 († 93)

Titular Bishop of Abitinæ (1950.06.25 – 1953.06.26)

Coadjutor Bishop of Tuticorin (India) (1950.06.25 – 1953.06.26)

Bishop of Tuticorin (India) (1953.06.26 – 1970.11.23)

Bishop of Tiruchirapalli (India) (1970.11.23 – 1990.10.06)

Bishop James MendonçaPermalink
(1950.10.21 – 1970.12.19)

Born:1892.01.02 (India)
Ordained Priest:1927.12.08
Consecrated Bishop:1938.07.25
Died:1978.04.14 († 86)

Bishop of Trichinopoly (India) (1938.03.07 – 1950.10.21)

Bishop of Tiruchirapalli (India) (1950.10.21 – 1970.12.19)

Bishops of Trichinopoly (Roman Rite)

Bishop James MendonçaPermalink
(1938.03.07 – 1950.10.21)

(see above)

Bishop John Peter Leonard, S.J. (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1936.01.02 – 1938.01.08)

Born:1889.12.29 (Luxembourg)
Ordained Priest:1921.12.08
Consecrated Bishop:1936.03.15
Died:1985.12.05 († 95)

Bishop of Trichinopoly (India) (1936.01.02 – 1938.01.08)

Bishop of Madurai (India) (1938.01.08 – 1953.09.19)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Madurai (India) (1953.09.19 – 1967.04.13)

Titular Archbishop of Izirzada (1967.04.13 – 1976.07.25)

Bishop Ange-Auguste Faisandier, S.J.Permalink
(1913.12.19 – 1934.09.24)

Born:1853.06.30 (France)
Consecrated Bishop:1909.06.27
Died:1935.05.25 († 81)

Titular Bishop of Dodona (1909.03.30 – 1913.12.19)

Coadjutor Bishop of Trichinopoly (India) (1909.03.30 – 1913.12.19)

Bishop of Trichinopoly (India) (1913.12.19 – 1934.09.24)

Titular Bishop of Elatea (1934.09.24 – 1935.05.25)

Bishop Jean-Marie Barthe, S.J.Permalink
(1890.03.21 – 1913.12.19)

Born:1849.04.08 (France)
Consecrated Bishop:1890.06.15
Died:1934.11.11 († 85)

Bishop of Trichinopoly (India) (1890.03.21 – 1913.12.19)

Titular Bishop of Parlais (1913.12.19 – 1934.11.11)

Bishop Alexis Canoz, S.J.Permalink
(1887.06.07 – 1888.12.02)

Born:1805.09.08 (France)
Consecrated Bishop:1847.06.29
Died:1888.12.02 († 83)

Titular Bishop of Tamassus (1846.04.25 – 1886.09.01)

Vicar Apostolic of Madura and Coromandel Coast (India) (1846.04.25 – 1886.09.01)

Apostolic Administrator of Bombay (India) (1858 – 1860.12.18)

Apostolic Administrator of Poona (India) (1858 – 1860.12.18)

Bishop of Madurai (India) (1886.09.01 – 1887.06.07)

Bishop of Trichinopoly (India) (1887.06.07 – 1888.12.02)

Bishops of Madurai (Roman Rite)

Bishop Alexis Canoz, S.J.Permalink
(1886.09.01 – 1887.06.07)

(see above)

Vicars Apostolic of Madura and Coromandel Coast (Roman Rite)

Bishop Alexis Canoz, S.J.Permalink
(1846.04.25 – 1886.09.01)

(see above)

Bishop Clément Bonnand, M.E.P.Permalink
(1836.10.03 – 1850.04.03)

Born:1796.05.20 (France)
Ordained Priest:1821.06.17
Consecrated Bishop:1833.11.10
Died:1861.03.21 († 64)

Coadjutor Vicar Apostolic of Pondicherry (India) (1831.08.19 – 1836.10.03)

Titular Bishop of Druzipara (1831.08.19 – 1861.03.21)

Vicar Apostolic of Madura and Coromandel Coast (India) (1836.10.03 – 1850.04.03)

Vicar Apostolic of Pondicherry (India) (1836.10.03 – 1861.03.21)

Prefects Apostolic of Madura (Roman Rite)

Bishop Louis-Charles-Auguste Hébert, M.E.P.Permalink
(1836.07.08 – 1836.10.03)

Born:1763.12.31 (France)
Consecrated Bishop:1811.03.03
Died:1836.10.03 († 72)

Coadjutor Superior of Coromandel Coast (India) (1806.07.06 – 1811.10.03)

Titular Bishop of Halicarnassus (1806.07.06 – 1836.10.03)

Ecclesiastical Superior of Coromandel Coast (India) (1811.10.03 – 1836.07.08)

Prefect Apostolic of Madura (India) (1836.07.08 – 1836.10.03)

Former Prelates


as of 2021.04.16

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