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Metropolitan Archdiocese of

Dhaka

Bangladesh Bangladesh

Continent: South and East Asia

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese

Area: 12,000 km²

Population: 80,487 Catholics (0.3% of 24,419,640 total) (2018)

Statistics: 24 parishes, 15 missions, 105 priests (48 diocesan, 57 religious), 516 lay religious (178 brothers, 338 sisters), 18 seminarians (2018)

Suffragan Sees: Dinajpur, Mymensingh, Rajshahi, Sylhet

Neighbouring Dioceses: Khulna (↙), Mymensingh (↑), Sylhet (↗), Agartala (→), Barishal (↓)

Depends on: Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

Patron Saint: Immaculate Conception

History

Papal Visits


Special Churches

Khulna (↙), Mymensingh (↑), Sylhet (↗), Agartala (→), Barishal (↓)

Present Prelates

Metropolitan Archbishop (2020.09.30 – ...):Archbishop Bejoy Nicephorus D’Cruze, O.M.I. (65)Archbishop Bejoy Nicephorus D’Cruze, O.M.I. (65)

President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Bangladesh

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of Dhaka (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Bejoy Nicephorus D’Cruze, O.M.I. (65)Archbishop Bejoy Nicephorus D’Cruze, O.M.I. (65)Permalink
(2020.09.30 – ...)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Dhaka (Bangladesh)
President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Bangladesh

The peace of the Lord be with you

Born:1956.02.09 (Bangladesh)
Ordained Priest:1987.02.20
Consecrated Bishop:2005.05.06

Bishop of Khulna (Bangladesh) (2005.02.19 – 2011.07.08)

Bishop of Sylhet (Bangladesh) (2011.07.08 – 2020.09.30)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Dhaka (Bangladesh) (2020.09.30 – ...)

President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Bangladesh (2020.12 – ...)

Cardinal Patrick D’Rozario, C.S.C. (77)Cardinal Patrick D’Rozario, C.S.C. (77)Permalink
(2011.10.22 – 2020.09.30)

Cardinal-Priest of Nostra Signora del SS. Sacramento e Santi Martiri Canadesi
Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Dhaka (Bangladesh)

Joy in communion

Born:1943.10.01 (Padri Shibpur, Bangladesh)
Ordained Priest:1972.10.08
Consecrated Bishop:1990.09.12
Created Cardinal:2016.11.19

Bishop of Rajshahi (Bangladesh) (1990.05.21 – 1995.02.03)

Bishop of Chittagong (Bangladesh) (1995.02.03 – 2010.11.25)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Dhaka (Bangladesh) (2010.11.25 – 2011.10.22)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Dhaka (Bangladesh) (2011.10.22 – 2020.09.30)

President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Bangladesh (2011.12 – 2020.12)

Cardinal-Priest of Nostra Signora del SS. Sacramento e Santi Martiri Canadesi (2016.11.19 [2017.05.13] – ...)

Archbishop Paulinus CostaPermalink
(2005.07.09 – 2011.10.22)

Fill our hearts with joy

Born:1936.10.19 (Bangladesh)
Ordained Priest:1963.12.21
Consecrated Bishop:1996.04.26
Died:2015.01.03 († 78)

Bishop of Rajshahi (Bangladesh) (1996.01.11 – 2005.07.09)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Dhaka (Bangladesh) (2005.07.09 – 2011.10.22)

President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Bangladesh (2005.08 – 2011.10.22)

Archbishop Michael RozarioPermalink
(1977.12.17 – 2005.07.09)

Let us rejoice

Born:1926.01.18 (Bangladesh)
Ordained Priest:1956.12.22
Consecrated Bishop:1968.12.08
Died:2007.03.18 († 81)

Bishop of Dinajpur (Bangladesh) (1968.09.05 – 1977.12.17)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Dhaka (Bangladesh) (1977.12.17 – 2005.07.09)

President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Bangladesh (1978 – 2005)

Metropolitan Archbishops of Dacca (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Theotonius Amal Ganguly, C.S.C.Permalink
(1967.11.23 – 1977.09.02)

I come to you with joyful heart

Born:1920.02.18 (Bangladesh)
Ordained Priest:1946.06.06
Consecrated Bishop:1960.10.07
Died:1977.09.02 († 57)

Titular Bishop of Oliva (1960.09.03 – 1965.07.06)

Auxiliary Bishop of Dacca (Bangladesh) (1960.09.03 – 1965.07.06)

Titular Archbishop of Drizipara (1965.07.06 – 1967.11.23)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Dacca (Bangladesh) (1965.07.06 – 1967.11.23)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Dacca (Bangladesh) (1967.11.23 – 1977.09.02)

President of Pakistan Catholic Bishops’ Conference (1971 – 1973)

President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Bangladesh (1973 – 1977)

Archbishop Lawrence Leo Graner, C.S.C.Permalink
(1950.07.15 – 1967.11.23)

Born:1901.04.03
Ordained Priest:1923.06.24
Consecrated Bishop:1947.04.23
Died:1982.04.21 († 81)

Bishop of Dacca (Bangladesh) (1947.02.13 – 1950.07.15)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Dacca (Bangladesh) (1950.07.15 – 1967.11.23)

Titular Archbishop of Vazari-Didda (1967.11.23 – 1971.01.23)

Bishops of Dacca (Roman Rite)

Bishop Lawrence Leo Graner, C.S.C. (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1947.02.13 – 1950.07.15)

(see above)

Bishop Timothy Joseph Crowley, C.S.C.Permalink
(1929.11.09 – 1945.10.02)

Born:1880.01.16 (Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1906.08.02
Consecrated Bishop:1927.05.01
Died:1945.10.02 († 65)

Titular Bishop of Epiphania (1927.01.26 – 1929.11.09)

Coadjutor Bishop of Dacca (Bangladesh) (1927.01.26 – 1929.11.09)

Bishop of Dacca (Bangladesh) (1929.11.09 – 1945.10.02)

Bishop Amand-Théophile-Joseph Legrand, C.S.C.Permalink
(1916.08.16 – 1929.11.09)

Born:1853.04.19 (France)
Ordained Priest:1879.09.20
Consecrated Bishop:1916.11.05
Died:1937.04.10 († 83)

Bishop of Dacca (Bangladesh) (1916.08.16 – 1929.11.09)

Titular Bishop of Cyrene (1929.11.09 – 1937.04.10)

Bishop Frederick Linneborn, C.S.C.Permalink
(1909.02.13 – 1915.07.21)

Born:1864.05.27
Consecrated Bishop:1909.04.11
Died:1915.07.21 († 51)

Bishop of Dacca (Bangladesh) (1909.02.13 – 1915.07.21)

Bishop Peter Joseph Hurth, C.S.C. (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1894.06.26 – 1909.02.15)

Born:1857.03.30 (Philippines)
Ordained Priest:1880
Consecrated Bishop:1894.09.16
Died:1935.07.31 († 78)

Bishop of Dacca (Bangladesh) (1894.06.26 – 1909.02.15)

Titular Bishop of Milopotamus (1909.02.15 – 1913.01.07)

Bishop of Nueva Segovia (Philippines) (1913.01.07 – 1926.11.12)

Titular Archbishop of Bostra (1926.11.12 – 1935.07.31)

Bishop Augustine Louage, C.S.C.Permalink
(1890.11.21 – 1894.06.08)

Died:1894.06.08

Bishop of Dacca (Bangladesh) (1890.11.21 – 1894.06.08)

Vicars Apostolic of Eastern Bengal (Roman Rite)

Bishop Jordan Ballsieper, O.S.B. Subl.Permalink
(1878.02.04 – 1886.04)

Born:1835.11.28 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1864.10.13
Consecrated Bishop:1878.05.12
Died:1890.02.01 († 54)

Vicar Apostolic of Eastern Bengal (Bangladesh) (1878.02.04 – 1886.04)

Titular Bishop of Tanasia (1878.02.04 – 1890.02.01)

President of Subiaco Benedictine Congregation (1888 – 1890.02.01)

Bishop Pierre Dufal, C.S.C.Permalink
(1860.07.03 – 1876.07.28)

Born:1822.11.08 (France)
Ordained Priest:1852.09.29
Consecrated Bishop:1860.11.25
Died:1898.03.15 († 75)

Vicar Apostolic of Eastern Bengal (Bangladesh) (1860.07.03 – 1876.07.28)

Titular Bishop of Delcus (1860.07.03 – 1898.03.15)

Superior General of Congregation of Holy Cross (Holy Cross Fathers) (1866.08.25 – 1868)

Coadjutor Bishop of Galveston (USA) (1878.05.14 – 1879.12.06)

Fr. Louis Verité, C.S.C.Permalink
(1856.06.06 – 1860)

Pro-Vicar Apostolic of Eastern Bengal (Bangladesh) (1856.06.06 – 1860)

Bishop Thomas OliffePermalink
(1850.02.15 – 1855.11.02)

Born:1813
Consecrated Bishop:1843.10.08
Died:1859.05.13 († 46)

Coadjutor Vicar Apostolic of Bengal (India) (1843.08.26 – 1850.02.15)

Titular Bishop of Milos (Greece) (1843.08.26 – 1859.05.13)

Vicar Apostolic of Eastern Bengal (Bangladesh) (1850.02.15 – 1855.11.02)

Coadjutor Vicar Apostolic of Western Bengal (India) (1850.02.15 – 1855.11.02)

Vicar Apostolic of Western Bengal (India) (1855.11.02 – 1859.05.13)

Former Prelates


as of 2021.06.01

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