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Diocese of

Vellore

India India

Continent: South and East Asia

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 12,265 km²

Population: 192,600 Catholics (3.0% of 6,401,256 total) (2018)

Statistics: 87 parishes, 2 missions, 216 priests (124 diocesan, 92 religious), 1,097 lay religious (137 brothers, 960 sisters), 11 seminarians (2018)

Ecclesiastical Province: Madras and Mylapore

Neighbouring Dioceses: Dharmapuri (↙), Cuddapah (↑), Madras and Mylapore (→), Chingleput (→), Pondicherry and Cuddalore (↘)

Depends on: Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

Patron Saint: Mary Help of Christians, Saint Dominic Savio, Saint Maria Goretti

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History


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Bishop:vacant

Ordinaries

Bishops of Vellore (Roman Rite)

Bishop Soundaraj Periyanayagam, S.D.B.Permalink
(2006.07.11 – 2020.03.21)

Through you I live

Born:1949.06.06 (India)
Ordained Priest:1983.06.25
Consecrated Bishop:2006.08.24
Died:2020.03.21 († 70)

Bishop of Vellore (India) (2006.07.11 – 2020.03.21)

Archbishop Malayappan Chinnappa, S.D.B. (83)Bishop Malayappan Chinnappa, S.D.B. (83) (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1993.11.17 – 2005.04.01)

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Madras and Mylapore (India)

To serve my life for many

Born:1937.07.23 (India)
Ordained Priest:1972.12.16
Consecrated Bishop:1994.01.25

Bishop of Vellore (India) (1993.11.17 – 2005.04.01)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Madras and Mylapore (India) (2005.04.01 – 2012.11.21)

Bishop Savarinathan Michael Augustine (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1981.06.19 – 1992.02.18)

Life of a shepherd

Born:1933.06.12 (India)
Ordained Priest:1961.04.15
Consecrated Bishop:1978.03.29
Died:2017.11.04 († 84)

Titular Bishop of Bararus (1978.01.30 – 1981.06.19)

Auxiliary Bishop of Madras and Mylapore (India) (1978.01.30 – 1981.06.19)

Bishop of Vellore (India) (1981.06.19 – 1992.02.18)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Pondicherry and Cuddalore (India) (1992.02.18 – 2004.06.10)

Bishop Royappan Antony MuthuPermalink
(1970.11.23 – 1980.12.19)

Born:1912.04.07 (India)
Ordained Priest:1936.03.28
Consecrated Bishop:1971.04.21
Died:1980.12.19 († 68)

Bishop of Vellore (India) (1970.11.23 – 1980.12.19)

Bishop David Maryanayagam Swamidoss Pillat, S.D.B.Permalink
(1956.07.04 – 1969.07.17)

Born:1905.01.11 (India)
Ordained Priest:1934.07.07
Consecrated Bishop:1956.09.09
Died:1969.07.17 († 64)

Bishop of Vellore (India) (1956.07.04 – 1969.07.17)

Bishop Pablo Mariaselvam, S.D.B.Permalink
(1953 – 1954.06.25)

Born:1897
Died:1954.06.25 († 57)

Bishop of Vellore (India) (1953 – 1954.06.25)


as of 2021.02.12

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