Diocese of

Dharmapuri

India India

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Continent: South and East Asia

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Dharmapuri / Dharmapurien(sis) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Pondicherry and Cuddalore

Depends on: Dicastery for Evangelisation

Celebrations

Patron Saint: Sacred Heart of Jesus

Liturgical Calendar (National) 📅

History

Present Prelates

Bishop (2012.01.13 – ...):Bishop Lawrence Pius Dorairaj (69)Bishop Lawrence Pius Dorairaj (69)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Dharmapuri (Roman Rite)

Bishop Lawrence Pius Dorairaj (69)Bishop Lawrence Pius Dorairaj (69)
(2012.01.13 – ...)

Bishop of Dharmapuri (India)

To proclaim the good news to the poor

Born:1954.06.14 (Chennai, India)
Ordained Priest:1981.12.28
Consecrated Bishop:1999.02.21

Priest of Madras and Mylapore (India) (1981.12.28 – 1998.11.28)

Titular Bishop of Absa Salla (1998.11.28 – 2012.01.13)

Auxiliary Bishop of Madras and Mylapore (India) (1998.11.28 – 2012.01.13)

Bishop of Dharmapuri (India) (2012.01.13 – ...)

Apostolic Administrator of Salem (India) (2020.03.09 – 2021.05.31)

Bishop Joseph Anthony Irudayaraj, S.D.B.
(1997.01.24 – 2012.01.13)

Fide et anima

Born:1935.10.04 (Pursawalkam, India)
Ordained Priest:1965.04.20
Consecrated Bishop:1997.04.24
Died:2019.11.29 (Chennai, India † 84)

Bishop of Dharmapuri (India) (1997.01.24 – 2012.01.13)

Special Churches

Mysore (←), Bangalore (↖), Cuddapah (↑), Vellore (↗), Pondicherry and Cuddalore (→), Salem (↓)

Statistics (2022.12.31)

Area: 9,641 km²

Population: 56,162 Catholics (1.6% of 3,450,894 total)

Pastoral Centres: 48 parishes, 5 missions

Personnel: 121 priests (65 diocesan, 56 religious), 265 religious (56 brothers, 209 sisters), 16 seminarians

Population

Pastoral Centres

Priests

Religious

Seminarians

Last updated on 2024.05.19

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