Metropolitan Archdiocese of

Delhi

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Continent: South and East Asia

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese Metr. Archdiocese

Name: Delhi / Delhien(sis) (Latin)

Suffragan Sees: Jalandhar, Jammu–Srinagar, Simla and Chandigarh

Depends on: Dicastery for Evangelisation

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Celebrations

Patron Saint: Sacred Heart of Jesus

Liturgical Calendar (National) 📅

History

Papal Visits

Present Prelates

Metropolitan Archbishop (2012.11.30 – ...):Archbishop Anil Joseph Thomas Couto (69)Archbishop Anil Joseph Thomas Couto (69)

General Secretary of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India

General Secretary of Conference of Catholic Bishops of India

Auxiliary Bishop (2021.07.16 – ...):Bishop Deepak Valerian Tauro (56)Bishop Deepak Valerian Tauro (56)

Titular Bishop of Buleliana

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of Delhi (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Anil Joseph Thomas Couto (69)Archbishop Anil Joseph Thomas Couto (69)
(2012.11.30 – ...)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Delhi (India)
General Secretary of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India
General Secretary of Conference of Catholic Bishops of India

Sab ke sab ek ho jayen

Born:1954.09.22 (Pemburpa, India)
Ordained Priest:1981.02.08
Consecrated Bishop:2001.03.11

Priest of Delhi (India) (1981.02.08 – 2000.12.22)

Titular Bishop of Cenculiana (2000.12.22 – 2007.02.24)

Auxiliary Bishop of Delhi (India) (2000.12.22 – 2007.02.24)

Bishop of Jalandhar (India) (2007.02.24 – 2012.11.30)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Delhi (India) (2012.11.30 – ...)

General Secretary of Conference of Catholic Bishops of India (2017.02.06 – ...)

General Secretary of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India (2024.02.06 – ...)

Archbishop Vincent Michael Concessao (87)Archbishop Vincent Michael Concessao (87)
(2000.09.07 – 2012.11.30)

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Delhi (India)

To bear witness to the Lord

Born:1936.09.28 (Mangalore, India)
Ordained Priest:1961.12.04
Consecrated Bishop:1995.04.01

Priest of Delhi (India) (1961.12.04 – 1995.02.03)

Titular Bishop of Mascula (1995.02.03 – 1998.11.05)

Auxiliary Bishop of Delhi (India) (1995.02.03 – 1998.11.05)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Agra (India) (1998.11.05 – 2000.09.07)

Vice-President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India (2000 – 2004)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Delhi (India) (2000.09.07 – 2012.11.30)

Vice-President of Conference of Catholic Bishops of India (2007 – 2011)

Archbishop Alan Basil de Lastic
(1990.11.19 – 2000.06.20)

Born:1929.09.24 (Myanmar)
Ordained Priest:1958.12.21
Consecrated Bishop:1979.05.27
Died:2000.06.20 († 70)

Titular Bishop of Cissa (1979.04.09 – 1984.07.02)

Auxiliary Bishop of Calcutta (India) (1979.04.09 – 1984.07.02)

Bishop of Lucknow (India) (1984.07.02 – 1990.11.19)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Delhi (India) (1990.11.19 – 2000.06.20)

President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India (1998 – 2000.06.20)

Archbishop Angelo Innocent Fernandes
(1967.09.16 – 1990.11.19)

Born:1913.07.28 (Pakistan)
Ordained Priest:1937.08.29
Consecrated Bishop:1959.11.01
Died:2000.01.30 († 86)

Titular Archbishop of Novæ Patræ (1959.06.04 – 1967.09.16)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Delhi (India) (1959.06.04 – 1967.09.16)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Delhi (India) (1967.09.16 – 1990.11.19)

General Secretary of Conference of Catholic Bishops of India (1989 – 1991)

Archbishop Joseph Alexander Fernandes
(1959.06.04 – 1967.09.16)

Born:1889.04.12 (India)
Ordained Priest:1914.12.19
Consecrated Bishop:1949.05.01
Died:1967.09.16 († 78)

Titular Bishop of Aphnæum (1949.01.24 – 1951.04.12)

Auxiliary Bishop of Calcutta (India) (1949.01.24 – 1951.04.12)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Delhi and Simla (India) (1951.04.12 – 1959.06.04)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Delhi (India) (1959.06.04 – 1967.09.16)

Apostolic Administrator of Simla and Chandigarh (India) (1966 – 1967.04.13)

Metropolitan Archbishops of Delhi and Simla (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Joseph Alexander Fernandes
(1951.04.12 – 1959.06.04)

(see above)

Fr. John Burke (later Bishop)
(Apostolic Administrator 1950 – 1951.04.12)

Archbishop Silvestro Patrizio Mulligan, O.F.M. Cap.
(1937.04.13 – 1950.08.16)

Born:1875.03.12 (Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1901.09.21
Consecrated Bishop:1937.05.23
Died:1950.10.23 († 75)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Delhi and Simla (India) (1937.04.13 – 1950.08.16)

Titular Archbishop of Cyrrhus (1950.08.16 – 1950.10.23)

Metropolitan Archbishops of Simla (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Anselm Edward John Kenealy, O.F.M. Cap.
(Apostolic Administrator 1936.01.13 – 1937.04.13)

Archbishop Anselm Edward John Kenealy, O.F.M. Cap.
(1913.05.22 – 1936.01.13)

Born:1864.10.25 (Abersychan, Wales)
Ordained Priest:1887
Consecrated Bishop:1911.01.01
Died:1943.12.08 († 79)

Archbishop of Simla (India) (1910.12.21 – 1913.05.22)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Simla (India) (1913.05.22 – 1936.01.13)

Apostolic Administrator of Simla (India) (1936.01.13 – 1937.04.13)

Titular Archbishop of Ratiaria (1936.01.13 – 1943.12.08)

Archbishops of Simla (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Anselm Edward John Kenealy, O.F.M. Cap.
(1910.12.21 – 1913.05.22)

(see above)

Former Prelates

Special Churches

Churches by City (53)

Jaipur (↙), Jalandhar (↖), Simla and Chandigarh (↑), Meerut (↗), Agra (↘)

Statistics (2022.12.31)

Area: 14,202 km²

Population: 77,114 Catholics (0.3% of 29,724,300 total)

Pastoral Centres: 70 parishes

Personnel: 231 priests (114 diocesan, 117 religious), 835 religious (285 brothers, 550 sisters), 24 seminarians

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