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Diocese of

Chilaw

Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Continent: South and East Asia

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 2,076 km²

Population: 296,850 Catholics (33.5% of 885,600 total) (2018)

Statistics: 49 parishes, 10 missions, 138 priests (114 diocesan, 24 religious), 229 lay religious (34 brothers, 195 sisters), 32 seminarians (2018)

Ecclesiastical Province: Colombo

Neighbouring Dioceses: Mannar (↑), Anuradhapura (↗), Kurunegala (→), Colombo (↓)

Depends on: Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

Patron Saint: Our Lady of Mount Carmel

History


Special Churches

Mannar (↑), Anuradhapura (↗), Kurunegala (→), Colombo (↓)

Present Prelates

Bishop:vacant

Ordinaries

Bishops of Chilaw (Roman Rite)

Bishop Warnakulasurya Wadumestrige Devasritha Valence Mendis (63)Bishop Warnakulasurya Wadumestrige Devasritha Valence Mendis (63)Permalink
(2006.10.19 – 2021.10.09)

Bishop of Kandy (Sri Lanka)

Justitiæ et pax

Born:1958.05.21 (Sri Lanka)
Ordained Priest:1985.07.20
Consecrated Bishop:2005.04.02

Coadjutor Bishop of Chilaw (Sri Lanka) (2005.01.17 – 2006.10.19)

Bishop of Chilaw (Sri Lanka) (2006.10.19 – 2021.10.09)

Bishop of Kandy (Sri Lanka) (2021.10.09 – ...)

Bishop Frank Marcus FernandoPermalink
(1972.12.27 – 2006.10.19)

Born:1931.10.19 (Sri Lanka)
Ordained Priest:1956.12.22
Consecrated Bishop:1965.08.19
Died:2009.08.24 († 77)

Auxiliary Bishop of Colombo in Ceylon (Sri Lanka) (1965.07.06 – 1968.06.08)

Titular Bishop of Oliva (1965.07.06 – 1972.12.27)

Coadjutor Bishop of Chilaw (Sri Lanka) (1968.06.08 – 1972.12.27)

Bishop of Chilaw (Sri Lanka) (1972.12.27 – 2006.10.19)

President of Bishops’ Conference of Sri Lanka (1980 – 1989)

Bishop Edmund Peiris, O.M.I.Permalink
(1940.01.12 – 1972.12.27)

Born:1897.12.27 (Sri Lanka)
Ordained Priest:1924.02.25
Consecrated Bishop:1940.04.25
Died:1989.09.04 († 91)

Bishop of Chilaw (Sri Lanka) (1940.01.12 – 1972.12.27)

Fr. Louis Perera, O.M.I.Permalink
(1939.01.05 – 1939.04.08)

Born:1896 (Sri Lanka)
Ordained Priest:1921
Died:1939.04.08 († 43)

Bishop of Chilaw (Sri Lanka) (1939.01.05 – 1939.04.08)

Former Prelates


as of 2021.10.10

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