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Diocese of

Shimoga

India India

Continent: South and East Asia

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 22,893 km²

Population: 18,884 Catholics (0.3% of 5,675,560 total) (2018)

Statistics: 22 parishes, 17 missions, 80 priests (43 diocesan, 37 religious), 258 lay religious (37 brothers, 221 sisters), 6 seminarians (2018)

Ecclesiastical Province: Bangalore

Neighbouring Dioceses: Udupi (↙), Karwar (↖), Bellary (↗), Kurnool (→), Bangalore (↘), Chikmagalur (↓)

Depends on: Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

Patron Saint: Sacred Heart of Jesus

Website: Link

History


Special Churches

Udupi (↙), Karwar (↖), Bellary (↗), Kurnool (→), Bangalore (↘), Chikmagalur (↓)

Present Prelates

Bishop (2014.03.19 – ...):Bishop Francis Serrao, S.J. (62)Bishop Francis Serrao, S.J. (62)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Shimoga (Roman Rite)

Bishop Francis Serrao, S.J. (62)Bishop Francis Serrao, S.J. (62)Permalink
(2014.03.19 – ...)

Bishop of Shimoga (India)

Service of faith fullness of life

Born:1959.08.15 (Moodbidri, India)
Ordained Priest:1992.04.30
Consecrated Bishop:2014.05.07

Bishop of Shimoga (India) (2014.03.19 – ...)

Bishop Henry D’Souza (72)Bishop Henry D’Souza (72)Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 2012.10.16 – 2014.03.19)

Bishop Gerald Isaac Lobo (71)Bishop Gerald Isaac Lobo (71)Permalink
(1999.12.03 – 2012.07.16)

Bishop of Udupi (India)

Service and faith, fullness in life

Born:1949.11.12 (India)
Ordained Priest:1977.05.05
Consecrated Bishop:2000.03.20

Bishop of Shimoga (India) (1999.12.03 – 2012.07.16)

Bishop of Udupi (India) (2012.07.16 – ...)

Archbishop Ignatius Paul Pinto (96)Bishop Ignatius Paul Pinto (96) (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1988.11.14 – 1998.09.10)

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Bangalore (India)

Ora et labora

Born:1925.05.18 (India)
Ordained Priest:1952.08.24
Consecrated Bishop:1989.01.31

Bishop of Shimoga (India) (1988.11.14 – 1998.09.10)

General Secretary of Conference of Catholic Bishops of India (1994 – 1998)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Bangalore (India) (1998.09.10 – 2004.07.22)


as of 2021.10.29

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