Diocese of

Khulna

Bangladesh Bangladesh

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Continent: South and East Asia

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Khulna / Khulnen(sis) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Chattogram

Depends on: Dicastery for Evangelisation

Celebrations

Patron Saint: Assumption of Mary

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History

Present Prelates

Bishop (2012.05.04 – ...):Bishop James Romen Boiragi (69)Bishop James Romen Boiragi (69)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Khulna (Roman Rite)

Bishop James Romen Boiragi (69)Bishop James Romen Boiragi (69)
(2012.05.04 – ...)

Bishop of Khulna (Bangladesh)

Lead my sheep

Born:1955.05.03 (Holdibunia, Bangladesh)
Ordained Priest:1985.01.13
Consecrated Bishop:2012.06.15

Priest of Khulna (Bangladesh) (1985.01.13 – 2012.05.04)

Bishop of Khulna (Bangladesh) (2012.05.04 – ...)

Archbishop Bejoy Nicephorus D’Cruze, O.M.I. (68)Bishop Bejoy Nicephorus D’Cruze, O.M.I. (68) (later Archbishop)
(2005.02.19 – 2011.07.08)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Dhaka (Bangladesh)
President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Bangladesh

The peace of the Lord be with you

Born:1956.02.09 (Tuital, Bangladesh)
Ordained Priest:1987.02.20
Consecrated Bishop:2005.05.06

Bishop of Khulna (Bangladesh) (2005.02.19 – 2011.07.08)

Bishop of Sylhet (Bangladesh) (2011.07.08 – 2020.09.30)

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

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

Bishop Michael Atul D’Rozario, C.S.C.
(1970.09.21 – 2005.02.19)

Do what is right

Born:1925.11.23 (Bangladesh)
Ordained Priest:1953.06.10
Consecrated Bishop:1970.12.13
Died:2016.02.24 († 90)

Bishop of Khulna (Bangladesh) (1970.09.21 – 2005.02.19)

Bishop Dante Battaglierin, S.X.
(1956.08.03 – 1969.03.20)

Born:1904.03.19 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1926.08.29
Consecrated Bishop:1956.09.23
Died:1978.04.29 († 74)

Bishop of Khulna (Bangladesh) (1956.08.03 – 1969.03.20)

Titular Bishop of Ploaghe (1969.03.20 – 1976.09.23)

Special Churches

Baruipur (←), Krishnagar (↖), Rajshahi (↑), Mymensingh (↑), Dhaka (↗), Barishal (↘)

Statistics (2022.12.31)

Area: 28,236 km²

Population: 36,683 Catholics (0.2% of 16,527,640 total)

Pastoral Centres: 10 parishes, 83 missions

Personnel: 42 priests (30 diocesan, 12 religious), 107 religious (23 brothers, 84 sisters), 2 seminarians

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Seminarians

Last updated on 2024.05.22

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