Diocese of

Nellore

India India

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Continent: South and East Asia

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Nellore / Nelloren(sis) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Visakhapatnam

Depends on: Dicastery for Evangelisation

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Celebrations

Patron Saint: Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus

Liturgical Calendar (National) 📅

History

Present Prelates

Bishop (2006.12.07 – ...):Bishop Doraboina Moses Prakasam (66)Bishop Doraboina Moses Prakasam (66)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Nellore (Roman Rite)

Bishop Doraboina Moses Prakasam (66)Bishop Doraboina Moses Prakasam (66)
(2006.12.07 – ...)

Bishop of Nellore (India)

God is my family

Born:1957.10.02 (Mariampuram, India)
Ordained Priest:1983.04.07
Consecrated Bishop:2002.08.28

Priest of Cuddapah (India) (1983.04.07 – 2002.07.26)

Bishop of Cuddapah (India) (2002.07.26 – 2006.12.07)

Bishop of Nellore (India) (2006.12.07 – ...)

Archbishop Prakash Mallavarapu (75)Bishop Prakash Mallavarapu (75) (later Archbishop)
(Apostolic Administrator sede plena 2005.10.22 – 2006.12.07)

Bishop Pudhota Chinniah Balaswamy
(1973.12.17 – 2006.12.07)

Born:1928.10.10 (India)
Ordained Priest:1955.04.24
Consecrated Bishop:1974.03.19
Died:2009.09.24 († 80)

Bishop of Nellore (India) (1973.12.17 – 2006.12.07)

Bishop Bala Shoury Thumma
(1970.03.16 – 1973.08.04)

Born:1908.12.25 (India)
Ordained Priest:1935.12.12
Consecrated Bishop:1967.10.11
Died:1979.05.04 († 70)

Titular Bishop of Corniculana (1967.06.22 – 1970.03.16)

Coadjutor Bishop of Nellore (India) (1967.06.22 – 1970.03.16)

Bishop of Nellore (India) (1970.03.16 – 1973.08.04)

Bishop William Bouter, M.H.M.
(1929.05.28 – 1970.03.16)

Born:1895.07.25 (Netherlands)
Ordained Priest:1921.07.17
Consecrated Bishop:1929.09.08
Died:1970.03.16 († 74)

Bishop of Nellore (India) (1929.05.28 – 1970.03.16)

Former Prelates

Special Churches

Cuddapah (←), Kurnool (↖), Guntur (↑), Nalgonda (↑), Madras and Mylapore (↓)

Statistics (2022.12.31)

Area: 30,800 km²

Population: 94,000 Catholics (1.4% of 6,557,190 total)

Pastoral Centres: 85 parishes, 1 mission

Personnel: 134 priests (104 diocesan, 30 religious), 287 religious (30 brothers, 257 sisters), 23 seminarians

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