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Metropolitan Archdiocese of

Shillong

India India

Continent: South and East Asia

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese

Area: 5,196 km²

Population: 320,063 Catholics (26.8% of 1,194,200 total) (2018)

Statistics: 35 parishes, 172 priests (61 diocesan, 111 religious), 765 lay religious (220 brothers, 545 sisters), 53 seminarians (2018)

Suffragan Sees: Agartala, Aizawl, Jowai, Nongstoin, Tura

Neighbouring Dioceses: Guwahati (↑), Jowai (→), Sylhet (↓)

Depends on: Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

Patron Saint: Mary Help of Christians, Saint Dominic Savio

Website: Link

History


Special Churches

All Churches (32)

Guwahati (↑), Jowai (→), Sylhet (↓)

Present Prelates

Metropolitan Archbishop (2020.12.28 – ...):Archbishop Victor Lyngdoh (65)Archbishop Victor Lyngdoh (65)

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of Shillong (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Victor Lyngdoh (65)Archbishop Victor Lyngdoh (65)Permalink
(2020.12.28 – ...)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Shillong (India)

For life, I obey God

Born:1956.01.14 (India)
Ordained Priest:1987.01.25
Consecrated Bishop:2006.04.02

Bishop of Nongstoin (India) (2006.01.28 – 2016.10.15)

Bishop of Jowai (India) (2016.10.15 – 2020.12.28)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Shillong (India) (2020.12.28 – ...)

Archbishop Dominic Jala, S.D.B.Permalink
(1999.12.22 – 2019.10.10)

To grow in the unity of the Holy Spirit

Born:1951.07.12 (Mawlai, India)
Ordained Priest:1977.11.19
Consecrated Bishop:2000.04.02
Died:2019.10.10 (Colusa County, CA, USA † 68)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Shillong (India) (1999.12.22 – 2019.10.10)

Apostolic Administrator of Nongstoin (India) (2016.10.15 – 2019.10.10)

Archbishop Tarcisius Resto Phanrang, S.D.B.Permalink
(1995.08.02 – 1999.05.05)

Born:1929.10.16 (India)
Ordained Priest:1960.06.26
Consecrated Bishop:1990.09.23
Died:1999.05.05 († 69)

Titular Bishop of Corniculana (1990.06.11 – 1995.08.02)

Auxiliary Bishop of Shillong (India) (1990.06.11 – 1995.08.02)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Shillong (India) (1995.08.02 – 1999.05.05)

Archbishop Hubert D’Rosario, S.D.B.Permalink
(1992.03.30 – 1994.08.30)

Thy kingdom come

Born:1919.02.21 (India)
Ordained Priest:1947.04.16
Consecrated Bishop:1964.09.06
Died:1994.08.30 († 75)

Bishop of Dibrugarh (India) (1964.07.06 – 1969.06.26)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Gauhati–Shillong (India) (1969.06.26 – 1970.01.22)

Apostolic Administrator of Dibrugarh (India) (1969.06.26 – 1970.05.21)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Shillong–Gauhati (India) (1970.01.22 – 1992.03.30)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Shillong (India) (1992.03.30 – 1994.08.30)

Metropolitan Archbishops of Shillong–Gauhati (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Hubert D’Rosario, S.D.B.Permalink
(1970.01.22 – 1992.03.30)

(see above)

Metropolitan Archbishops of Gauhati–Shillong (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Hubert D’Rosario, S.D.B.Permalink
(1969.06.26 – 1970.01.22)

(see above)

Bishops of Shillong (Roman Rite)

Bishop Stephen Ferrando, S.D.B. (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1935.11.26 – 1969.06.26)

Born:1895.09.28 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1923.03.18
Consecrated Bishop:1934.11.10
Died:1978.06.21 († 82)

Bishop of Krishnagar (India) (1934.07.09 – 1935.11.26)

Bishop of Shillong (India) (1935.11.26 – 1969.06.26)

Titular Archbishop of Troina (1969.06.26 – 1978.06.21)

Bishop Louis Mathias, S.D.B. (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1934.07.09 – 1935.03.25)

Born:1887.07.20 (France)
Ordained Priest:1913.07.20
Consecrated Bishop:1934.11.10
Died:1965.08.02 († 78)

Prefect Apostolic of Assam (India) (1922.12.15 – 1934.07.09)

Bishop of Shillong (India) (1934.07.09 – 1935.03.25)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Madras (India) (1935.03.25 – 1952.11.13)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Madras and Mylapore (India) (1952.11.13 – 1965.08.02)

Prefects Apostolic of Assam (Roman Rite)

Fr. Louis Mathias, S.D.B. (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1922.12.15 – 1934.07.09)

(see above)

Fr. Cristoforo Becker, S.D.S.Permalink
(1906 – 1921)

Born:1875.10.22 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1898.04.17
Died:1937.03.30 († 61)

Prefect Apostolic of Assam (India) (1906 – 1921)

Fr. Angelus Münzloher, S.D.S.Permalink
(1890 – 1906)

Born:1866.05.03 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1889.12.21
Died:1957.08.16 († 91)

Prefect Apostolic of Assam (India) (1890 – 1906)

Fr. Otto Hopfenmüller, S.D.S.Permalink
(1889.12.13 – 1890.08.21)

Born:1844.05.29 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1866.10.06
Died:1890.08.21 († 46)

Prefect Apostolic of Assam (India) (1889.12.13 – 1890.08.21)

Former Prelates


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