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Metropolitan Archdiocese of

Raipur

India India

Continent: South and East Asia

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese Metr. Archdiocese

Area: 60,819 km²

Population: 48,319 Catholics (0.3% of 18,965,760 total) (2020)

Statistics: 68 parishes, 3 missions, 176 priests (88 diocesan, 88 religious), 616 lay religious (100 brothers, 516 sisters), 18 seminarians (2020)

Suffragan Sees: Ambikapur, Jagdalpur, Jashpur, Raigarh

Neighbouring Dioceses: Chanda (↙), Nagpur (←), Jabalpur (↖), Ambikapur (↗), Raigarh (↗), Sambalpur (→), Rayagada (↘), Jagdalpur (↓)

Depends on: Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples

Patron Saint: Mary Queen of the Apostles

History


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Metropolitan Archbishop (2013.07.03 – ...):Archbishop Victor Henry Thakur (67)Archbishop Victor Henry Thakur (67)

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of Raipur (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Victor Henry Thakur (67)Archbishop Victor Henry Thakur (67)Permalink
(2013.07.03 – ...)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Raipur (India)

I do it for you

Born:1954.07.01 (India)
Ordained Priest:1984.05.03
Consecrated Bishop:1998.11.11

Bishop of Bettiah (India) (1998.06.27 – 2013.07.03)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Raipur (India) (2013.07.03 – ...)

Archbishop Joseph Augustine Charanakunnel (84)Archbishop Joseph Augustine Charanakunnel (84)Permalink
(2004.02.27 – 2013.07.03)

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Raipur (India)

Jesus et Maria

Born:1938.06.06 (India)
Ordained Priest:1975.05.15
Consecrated Bishop:1993.02.07

Bishop of Raipur (India) (1992.11.21 – 2004.02.27)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Raipur (India) (2004.02.27 – 2013.07.03)

Bishops of Raipur (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Joseph Augustine Charanakunnel (84)Bishop Joseph Augustine Charanakunnel (84) (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1992.11.21 – 2004.02.27)

(see above)

Bishop Philip Ekka, S.J.Permalink
(1984.10.20 – 1991.02.15)

Born:1923.07.22 (India)
Ordained Priest:1956.08.10
Consecrated Bishop:1978.02.26
Died:1991.05.16 († 67)

Bishop of Ambikapur (India) (1977.11.10 – 1984.10.20)

Bishop of Raipur (India) (1984.10.20 – 1991.02.15)

Prefects Apostolic of Raipur (Roman Rite)

Fr. John A. Weidner, S.A.C.Permalink
(1964.01.17 – 1973)

Died:1973

Prefect Apostolic of Raipur (India) (1964.01.17 – 1973)


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