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Diocese of

Vijayawada

India India

Continent: South and East Asia

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 8,374 km²

Population: 257,913 Catholics (5.6% of 4,569,628 total) (2014)

Ecclesiastical Province: Visakhapatnam

Neighbouring Dioceses: Guntur (↙), Eluru (↗)

Depends on: Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

Statistics: 98 parishes, 4 missions, 220 priests (126 diocesan, 94 religious), 1,132 lay religious (341 brothers, 791 sisters), 42 seminarians (2014)

History


Special Churches

Guntur (↙), Eluru (↗)

Present Prelates

Bishop (2015.12.19 – ...):Bishop Joseph Raja Rao Thelegathoti, S.M.M. (64)Bishop Joseph Raja Rao Thelegathoti, S.M.M. (64)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Vijayawada (Roman Rite)

Bishop Joseph Raja Rao Thelegathoti, S.M.M. (64)Bishop Joseph Raja Rao Thelegathoti, S.M.M. (64)Permalink
(2015.12.19 – ...)

Bishop of Vijayawada (India)

Born:1952.03.08 (India)
Ordained Priest:1980.06.07
Consecrated Bishop:2016.02.02

Bishop of Vijayawada (India) (2015.12.19 – ...)

Bishop Joji Govindu (72)Bishop Joji Govindu (72)Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 2012.08.09 – 2015.12.19)

Archbishop Prakash Mallavarapup (67)Bishop Prakash Mallavarapup (67) (later Archbishop)Permalink
(2002.07.26 – 2012.07.03)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Visakhapatnam (India)

Born:1949.01.29 (India)
Ordained Priest:1979.10.11
Consecrated Bishop:1998.07.22

Bishop of Cuddapah (India) (1998.05.22 – 2002.07.26)

Bishop of Vijayawada (India) (2002.07.26 – 2012.07.03)

Secretary General of Conference of Catholic Bishops of India (2005 – 2011)

Apostolic Administrator sede plena of Nellore (India) (2005.10.22 – 2006.12.07)

Apostolic Administrator of Eluru (India) (2009.08.25 – 2013.06.13)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Visakhapatnam (India) (2012.07.03 – ...)

Bishop Marampudi Joji (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1996.11.08 – 2000.01.29)

Born:1942.10.07 (India)
Ordained Priest:1971.12.14
Consecrated Bishop:1992.03.19
Died:2010.08.27 († 67)

Bishop of Khammam (India) (1991.12.21 – 1996.11.08)

Bishop of Vijayawada (India) (1996.11.08 – 2000.01.29)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Hyderabad (India) (2000.01.29 – 2010.08.27)

Bishop Joseph S. ThummaPermalink
(1971.01.23 – 1996.11.08)

Born:1918.12.19 (India)
Ordained Priest:1952.12.21
Consecrated Bishop:1970.05.07
Died:1997.08.18 († 78)

Titular Bishop of Cunga Féichin (1970.01.02 – 1971.01.23)

Coadjutor Bishop of Vijayawada (India) (1970.01.02 – 1971.01.23)

Bishop of Vijayawada (India) (1971.01.23 – 1996.11.08)

Bishop Ambrose De Battista, P.I.M.E.Permalink
(1951.12.13 – 1971.01.23)

Born:1905.05.22 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1928.06.02
Consecrated Bishop:1952.03.19
Died:1971.12.15 († 66)

Bishop of Vijayawada (India) (1951.12.13 – 1971.01.23)

Former Prelates


as of 2016.05.09

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