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Diocese of

Varanasi

India India

Continent: South and East Asia

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 21,296 km²

Population: 19,325 Catholics (0.1% of 26,870,000 total) (2015)

Ecclesiastical Province: Agra

Neighbouring Dioceses: Allahabad (←), Gorakhpur (↑), Bettiah (↗), Buxar (→)

Depends on: Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

Patron Saint: St. John the Baptist, St. Fidelis Martyr

Statistics: 44 parishes, 161 priests (106 diocesan, 55 religious), 596 lay religious (153 brothers, 443 sisters), 20 seminarians (2015)

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History


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Bishop (2015.05.30 – ...):Bishop Eugene Joseph (60)Bishop Eugene Joseph (60)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Varanasi (Roman Rite)

Bishop Eugene Joseph (60)Bishop Eugene Joseph (60)Permalink
(2015.05.30 – ...)

Bishop of Varanasi (India)

Evangelization through diversity

Born:1958.10.08 (India)
Ordained Priest:1985.04.10
Consecrated Bishop:2015.08.24

Bishop of Varanasi (India) (2015.05.30 – ...)

Bishop Raphy Manjaly (60)Bishop Raphy Manjaly (60)Permalink
(2007.02.24 – 2013.10.17)

Bishop of Allahabad (India)

To bring together people of God

Born:1958.02.07 (India)
Ordained Priest:1983.05.11
Consecrated Bishop:2007.04.30

Bishop of Varanasi (India) (2007.02.24 – 2013.10.17)

Bishop of Allahabad (India) (2013.10.17 – ...)

Bishop Patrick Paul D’SouzaPermalink
(1971.05.14 – 2007.02.24)

To grow in the unity of Holy Spirit

Born:1928.04.28 (India)
Ordained Priest:1953.12.20
Consecrated Bishop:1970.08.08
Died:2014.10.16 († 86)

Bishop of Banaras (India) (1970.06.05 – 1971.05.14)

Bishop of Varanasi (India) (1971.05.14 – 2007.02.24)

Vice-President of Conference of Catholic Bishops of India (1996 – 1998)

Bishops of Banaras (Roman Rite)

Bishop Patrick Paul D’SouzaPermalink
(1970.06.05 – 1971.05.14)

(see above)

Prefects Apostolic of Benares-Gorakhpur (Roman Rite)

Fr. Joseph Emil Malenfant, O.F.M. Cap.Permalink
(1958.09.17 – 1970)

Ut vitam habeant

Born:1908.08.28 (Canada)
Ordained Priest:1934.02.04
Died:1970 († 62)

Prefect Apostolic of Gorakhpur (India) (1947.06.06 – 1958.09.17)

Prefect Apostolic of Benares-Gorakhpur (India) (1958.09.17 – 1970)

Prefects Apostolic of Gorakhpur (Roman Rite)

Fr. Joseph Emil Malenfant, O.F.M. Cap.Permalink
(1947.06.06 – 1958.09.17)

(see above)


as of 2018.11.07

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