Diocese of

Badulla

Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

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Continent: South and East Asia

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Badulla / Badullan(us) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Colombo

Depends on: Dicastery for Evangelisation

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History

Present Prelates

Bishop (2023.01.30 – ...):Bishop Echchampulle Arachchige Jude Nishanta Silva (53)Bishop Echchampulle Arachchige Jude Nishanta Silva (53)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Badulla (Roman Rite)

Bishop Echchampulle Arachchige Jude Nishanta Silva (53)Bishop Echchampulle Arachchige Jude Nishanta Silva (53)
(2023.01.30 – ...)

Bishop of Badulla (Sri Lanka)

Born:1970.05.05 (Moratuwa, Sri Lanka)
Ordained Priest:2001.10.02
Consecrated Bishop:2023.04.22

Priest of Badulla (Sri Lanka) (2001.10.02 – 2023.01.30)

Bishop of Badulla (Sri Lanka) (2023.01.30 – ...)

Bishop Julian Winston Sebastian Fernando, S.S.S. (79)Bishop Julian Winston Sebastian Fernando, S.S.S. (79)
(1997.03.03 – 2023.01.30)

Bishop emeritus of Badulla (Sri Lanka)

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Born:1945.01.16 (Moratuwa, Sri Lanka)
Ordained Priest:1975.09.06
Consecrated Bishop:1997.06.14

Bishop of Badulla (Sri Lanka) (1997.03.03 – 2023.01.30)

President of Bishops’ Conference of Sri Lanka (2017.02.21 – 2022.06.10)

Bishop Edmund Joseph Fernando, O.M.I.
(1983.12.05 – 1997.03.03)

Born:1921.03.25 (Sri Lanka)
Ordained Priest:1949.08.06
Consecrated Bishop:1968.07.17
Died:2004.07.16 († 83)

Titular Bishop of Igilgili (1968.04.09 – 1983.12.05)

Auxiliary Bishop of Colombo (Sri Lanka) (1968.04.09 – 1983.12.05)

Bishop of Badulla (Sri Lanka) (1983.12.05 – 1997.03.03)

Bishop Leo Nanayakkara, O.S.B. Silv.
(1972.12.18 – 1982.05.28)

Born:1917.11.26
Ordained Priest:1950.02.10
Consecrated Bishop:1959.10.03
Died:1982.05.28 († 64)

Bishop of Kandy (Sri Lanka) (1959.07.02 – 1972.12.18)

Bishop of Badulla (Sri Lanka) (1972.12.18 – 1982.05.28)

Special Churches

Ratnapura (↙), Kandy (↖), Batticaloa (↗), Galle (↓)

Statistics (2021.12.31)

Area: 8,500 km²

Population: 17,980 Catholics (1.2% of 1,562,400 total)

Pastoral Centres: 21 parishes, 5 missions

Personnel: 40 priests (26 diocesan, 14 religious), 89 religious (17 brothers, 72 sisters), 9 seminarians

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Last updated on 2024.04.14

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