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Diocese of

Vijayawada

India India

Continent: South and East Asia

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Ecclesiastical Province: Visakhapatnam

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

History


Special Churches

Guntur (↙), Eluru (↗)

Present Prelates

Bishop:vacant
Apostolic Administrator (2012.08.09 – ...):Bishop Joji Govindu (70)Bishop Joji Govindu (70)

Bishop of Nalgonda (India)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Vijayawada (Roman Rite)

Bishop Joji Govindu (70)Bishop Joji Govindu (70)
(Apostolic Administrator 2012.08.09 – ...)

Archbishop Prakash Mallavarapup (65)Bishop Prakash Mallavarapup (65) (later Archbishop)
(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)

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)
(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. Thumma
(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.
(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 2014.11.21

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