Diocese of

Sivagangai

India India

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Continent: South and East Asia

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Sivagangai / Sivaganaien(sis) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Madurai

Depends on: Dicastery for Evangelisation

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Celebrations

Patron Saint: Saint John de Britto

Liturgical Calendar (National) 📅

History

Present Prelates

Bishop (2023.09.21 – ...):Bishop Lourdu Anandam (65)Bishop Lourdu Anandam (65)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Sivagangai (Roman Rite)

Bishop Lourdu Anandam (65)Bishop Lourdu Anandam (65)
(2023.09.21 – ...)

Bishop of Sivagangai (India)

Born:1958.08.15 (Thiruvarangam, India)
Ordained Priest:1986.04.06
Consecrated Bishop:2023.11.26

Priest of Madurai (India) (1986.04.06 – 2023.09.21)

Bishop of Sivagangai (India) (2023.09.21 – ...)

Bishop Stephen Antony Pillai (71)Bishop Stephen Antony Pillai (71)
(Apostolic Administrator 2021.06.04 – 2023.09.21)

Bishop Jebamalai Susaimanickam (78)Bishop Jebamalai Susaimanickam (78)
(2005.09.01 – 2020.09.25)

Bishop emeritus of Sivagangai (India)

Confident in the Lord

Born:1945.09.25 (Maruthakanmoi, India)
Ordained Priest:1971.01.27
Consecrated Bishop:2005.05.15

Priest of Madurai (India) (1971.01.27 – 2005.04.01)

Coadjutor Bishop of Sivagangai (India) (2005.04.01 – 2005.09.01)

Bishop of Sivagangai (India) (2005.09.01 – 2020.09.25)

Bishop Edward Francis
(1987.07.03 – 2005.09.01)

God’s will

Born:1930.06.03 (India)
Ordained Priest:1957.03.25
Consecrated Bishop:1987.08.30
Died:2017.04.11 († 86)

Bishop of Sivagangai (India) (1987.07.03 – 2005.09.01)

Former Prelates

Special Churches

Tuticorin (↙), Madurai (←), Tiruchirapalli (↑), Tanjore (↗), Jaffna (→), Mannar (↘)

Statistics (2021.12.31)

Area: 8,353 km²

Population: 182,150 Catholics (5.8% of 3,123,623 total)

Pastoral Centres: 82 parishes

Personnel: 177 priests (98 diocesan, 79 religious), 583 religious (130 brothers, 453 sisters), 19 seminarians

Population

Pastoral Centres

Priests

Religious

Seminarians

Last updated on 2024.04.14

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