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Diocese of

Vijayapuram

India India

Continent: South and East Asia

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Vijayapuram / Viiayapuramen(sis) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Verapoly

Depends on: Dicastery for Evangelisation

Special Churches

Alleppey (←), Khammam (↖), Cochin (↖), Verapoly (↖), Coimbatore (↑), Dindigul (↗), Madurai (→), Palayamkottai (↘)

Present Prelates

Bishop (2006.05.08 – ...):Bishop Sebastian Thekethecheril (68)Bishop Sebastian Thekethecheril (68)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Vijayapuram (Roman Rite)

Bishop Sebastian Thekethecheril (68)Bishop Sebastian Thekethecheril (68)Permalink
(2006.05.08 – ...)

Bishop of Vijayapuram (India)

Glorify God

Born:1954.07.30 (Aapadanad, India)
Ordained Priest:1980.12.18
Consecrated Bishop:2006.07.02

Bishop of Vijayapuram (India) (2006.05.08 – ...)

Bishop Peter ThuruthikonamPermalink
(1988.05.05 – 2006.05.08)

Born:1929.08.01 (India)
Ordained Priest:1959.03.12
Consecrated Bishop:1988.08.04
Died:2011.09.05 († 82)

Bishop of Vijayapuram (India) (1988.05.05 – 2006.05.08)

Bishop Cornelius Elanjikal (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1971.01.16 – 1987.01.26)

Born:1918.09.08 (India)
Ordained Priest:1945.03.18
Consecrated Bishop:1971.04.04
Died:2011.08.06 († 92)

Bishop of Vijayapuram (India) (1971.01.16 – 1987.01.26)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Verapoly (India) (1987.01.26 – 1996.06.14)

Bishop John Ambrose Abasolo y Lecue, O.C.D.Permalink
(1949.12.25 – 1971.01.16)

Born:1904.09.23 (Spain)
Ordained Priest:1927.09.24
Consecrated Bishop:1950.06.11
Died:1982.01.10 († 77)

Bishop of Vijayapuram (India) (1949.12.25 – 1971.01.16)

Bishop Juan Vicente Arana Idígoras, O.C.D.Permalink
(1931.03.24 – 1946.06.14)

Born:1880.01.22 (Spain)
Ordained Priest:1905.06.25
Consecrated Bishop:1931.06.29
Died:1958.03.26 († 78)

Bishop of Vijayapuram (India) (1931.03.24 – 1946.06.14)

Titular Bishop of Siniandus (1946.06.14 – 1958.03.26)

Contact Info

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Statistics

Area: 9,000 km²

Population: 93,088 Catholics (1.7% of 5,345,760 total) (2020)

Statistics: 84 parishes, 170 priests (107 diocesan, 63 religious), 557 lay religious (103 brothers, 454 sisters), 17 seminarians (2020)

Celebrations

Patron Saint: Immaculate Heart of Mary, Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus

History

Papal Visits

Last updated on 2022.12.04

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