Roman Catholic Diocese of Mangalore

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Diocese of Mangalore

Dioecesis Mangalorensis

ಮಂಗಳೂರು ಧರ್ಮಕ್ಷೇತ್ರ
Our Lady of Rosary of Mangalore.jpg
Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary
Location
Country India
Territory Karnataka
Ecclesiastical province Bangalore
Metropolitan Bangalore
Statistics
Area5,924 km2 (2,287 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2012)
2,978,560
267,343 (9%)
Parishes112
Information
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Latin Rite
Established1 September 1886
Cathedral Our Lady of Rosary of Mangalore
Patron saint Saint Joseph
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Peter Paul Saldanha
Metropolitan Archbishop Peter Machado
DeanFr. John Baptist Crasta
Map
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Map highlighting districts falling under the Mangalore Diocese
Website
dioceseofmangalore.org/
Milagres church in Hampankatta, Mangalore Milagres Hampankatta.jpg
Milagres church in Hampankatta, Mangalore

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Mangalore (Latin : Diocesis Mangalorensis) is a diocese located in the city of Mangalore in the Ecclesiastical province of Bangalore in India. The diocese falls on the southwestern coast of India. At present, it comprises the whole civil districts of Dakshina Kannada and Udupi in Karnataka state. This region was collectively referred as South Canara during the British Raj and the early post-independence era, prior to the States Reorganisation Act in 1956. It was established as a separate Apostolic Vicariate from the Apostolic Vicariate of Verapoly in 1853 and was promoted to a diocese on 1 September 1886.

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On Monday, July 16, 2012, it lost territory when Pope Benedict XVI erected the new Roman Catholic Diocese of Udupi (made up of the three civil districts of Udupi, Karkala, and Kundapura), which will also become part of the Province of Bangalore. [1]

Bishops of the Diocese of Mangalore

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Ordinaries

Vicar Apostolics of Mangalore (Latin Rite)

  • Bishop Ephrem-Edouard-Lucien-Théoponte Garrelon, O.C.D. (3 June 1870 – 11 April 1873)
  • Bishop Michael Antony of St. Louis O.C.D. (1853-1870)
  • Bishop Bernardine of St. Agnes, O.C.D. (1845-1853)
  • Bishop Thomas de Castro (1674-1684)

Auxiliaries

Deaneries

Below are the Deaneries of Mangalore Diocese [3]

Saints and causes for canonisation

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References

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  2. Editor, News. "Bishops of Mangalore Diocese". Diocese of Mangalore. Retrieved 26 February 2020.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
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