Metropolitan Archdiocese of

Chattogram

Bangladesh Bangladesh

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Continent: South and East Asia

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese Metr. Archdiocese

Name: Chattogram / Chittagongen(sis) (Latin)

Suffragan Sees: Barishal, Khulna

Depends on: Dicastery for Evangelisation

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Celebrations

Patron Saint: Our Lady of the Holy Rosary

Liturgical Calendar (Universal) 📅

History

Present Prelates

Metropolitan Archbishop (2021.02.19 – ...):Archbishop Lawrence Subrata Howlader, C.S.C. (58)Archbishop Lawrence Subrata Howlader, C.S.C. (58)

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of Chattogram (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Lawrence Subrata Howlader, C.S.C. (58)Archbishop Lawrence Subrata Howlader, C.S.C. (58)
(2021.02.19 – ...)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Chattogram (Bangladesh)

Let’s enter in the house of the Lord

Born:1965.09.11 (Noborgram, Bangladesh)
Ordained Priest:1994.12.31
Consecrated Bishop:2009.07.03

Titular Bishop of Afufenia (2009.05.07 – 2015.12.29)

Auxiliary Bishop of Chittagong (Bangladesh) (2009.05.07 – 2015.12.29)

Bishop of Barisal (Bangladesh) (2015.12.29 – 2018.12.28)

Bishop of Barishal (Bangladesh) (2018.12.28 – 2021.02.19)

Apostolic Administrator of Barishal (Bangladesh) (2021.02.19 – 2022.06.21)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Chattogram (Bangladesh) (2021.02.19 – ...)

Archbishop Moses Costa, C.S.C.
(2018.12.28 – 2020.07.13)

Joy of Communion in Contemplation and Service

Born:1950.11.17 (Toomilla, Bangladesh)
Ordained Priest:1981.02.05
Consecrated Bishop:1996.09.06
Died:2020.07.13 (Dhaka, Bangladesh † 69)

Bishop of Dinajpur (Bangladesh) (1996.07.05 – 2011.04.06)

General Secretary of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Bangladesh (2007.07 – 2020.07.13)

Bishop of Chittagong (Bangladesh) (2011.04.06 – 2017.02.02)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Chittagong (Bangladesh) (2017.02.02 – 2018.12.28)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Chattogram (Bangladesh) (2018.12.28 – 2020.07.13)

Metropolitan Archbishops of Chittagong (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Moses Costa, C.S.C.
(2017.02.02 – 2018.12.28)

(see above)

Bishops of Chittagong (Roman Rite)

Bishop Moses Costa, C.S.C. (later Archbishop)
(2011.04.06 – 2017.02.02)

(see above)

Cardinal Patrick D’Rozario, C.S.C. (80)Bishop Patrick D’Rozario, C.S.C. (80) (later Cardinal)
(1995.02.03 – 2010.11.25)

Cardinal-Priest of Nostra Signora del SS. Sacramento e Santi Martiri Canadesi
Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Dhaka (Bangladesh)

Joy in communion

Born:1943.10.01 (Padri Shibpur, Bangladesh)
Ordained Priest:1972.10.08
Consecrated Bishop:1990.09.12
Created Cardinal:2016.11.19

Bishop of Rajshahi (Bangladesh) (1990.05.21 – 1995.02.03)

Bishop of Chittagong (Bangladesh) (1995.02.03 – 2010.11.25)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Dhaka (Bangladesh) (2010.11.25 – 2011.10.22)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Dhaka (Bangladesh) (2011.10.22 – 2020.09.30)

President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Bangladesh (2011.12 – 2020.12)

Cardinal-Priest of Nostra Signora del SS. Sacramento e Santi Martiri Canadesi (2016.11.19 [2017.05.13] – ...)

Bishop Joachim J. Rozario, C.S.C.
(1968.08.03 – 1994.06.30)

Joy and peace

Born:1930.09.02 (Bangladesh)
Ordained Priest:1962.06.06
Consecrated Bishop:1968.11.17
Died:1996.06.09 († 65)

Bishop of Chittagong (Bangladesh) (1968.08.03 – 1994.06.30)

Bishop Raymond Larose, C.S.C.
(1952.03.20 – 1968.08.03)

Justitia

Born:1897.01.10 (Canada)
Ordained Priest:1926.02.07
Consecrated Bishop:1952.07.02
Died:1984.05.17 († 87)

Bishop of Chittagong (Bangladesh) (1952.03.20 – 1968.08.03)

Titular Bishop of Thysdrus (1968.08.03 – 1984.05.17)

Bishop Arthur-Alfred Lepailleur, C.S.C.
(1927.06.18 – 1951.03.08)

Juxta crucem tecum stare

Born:1886.08.09 (Canada)
Ordained Priest:1911.12.23
Consecrated Bishop:1927.10.30
Died:1952.04.12 († 65)

Bishop of Chittagong (Bangladesh) (1927.06.18 – 1951.03.08)

Titular Bishop of Ciparissia (1951.03.08 – 1952.04.12)

Former Prelates

Special Churches

Barishal (←), Agartala (↑), Aizawl (↗), Pyay (↘)

Statistics (2022.12.31)

Area: 28,881 km²

Population: 33,801 Catholics (0.2% of 20,600,970 total)

Pastoral Centres: 11 parishes, 4 missions

Personnel: 29 priests (13 diocesan, 16 religious), 102 religious (31 brothers, 71 sisters), 6 seminarians

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Pastoral Centres

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Religious

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