Diocese of

Asansol

India India

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Continent: South and East Asia

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Asansol / Asansolen(sis) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Calcutta

Depends on: Dicastery for Evangelisation

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Celebrations

Patron Saint: Saint Francis Xavier

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History

Present Prelates

Bishop (2023.07.03 – ...):Bishop Elias Frank (61)Bishop Elias Frank (61)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Asansol (Roman Rite)

Bishop Elias Frank (61)Bishop Elias Frank (61)
(2023.07.03 – ...)

Bishop of Asansol (India)

Born:1962.08.15 (Bantwal, India)
Ordained Priest:1993.04.23
Consecrated Bishop:2023.08.24

Priest of Calcutta (India) (1993.04.23 – 1997.10.24)

Priest of Asansol (India) (1997.10.24 – 2023.07.03)

Bishop of Asansol (India) (2023.07.03 – ...)

Bishop Julius Marandi (70)Bishop Julius Marandi (70)
(Apostolic Administrator 2022.05.04 – 2023.07.03)

Bishop Salvadore Lobo (79)Bishop Salvadore Lobo (79)
(Apostolic Administrator 2020.05.04 – 2022.05.04)

Bishop Cyprian Monis (79)Bishop Cyprian Monis (79)
(1997.10.24 – 2020.05.04)

Bishop emeritus of Asansol (India)

Sacred Heart of God

Born:1945.04.11 (Dorna Halli, India)
Ordained Priest:1975.12.21
Consecrated Bishop:1994.08.04

Titular Bishop of Molicunza (1994.03.26 – 1997.10.24)

Auxiliary Bishop of Calcutta (India) (1994.03.26 – 1997.10.24)

Bishop of Asansol (India) (1997.10.24 – 2020.05.04)

Special Churches

Ranchi (←), Dumka (↑), Krishnagar (→), Calcutta (↘)

Statistics (2022.12.31)

Area: 13,300 km²

Population: 35,850 Catholics (0.2% of 16,564,000 total)

Pastoral Centres: 17 parishes, 15 missions

Personnel: 80 priests (52 diocesan, 28 religious), 250 religious (35 brothers, 215 sisters), 14 seminarians

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Pastoral Centres

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Seminarians

Last updated on 2024.06.14

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