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Diocese of Mangalore
Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary
|Area||5,924 km2 (2,287 sq mi)|
|(as of 2012)|
|Established||1 September 1886|
|Cathedral||Our Lady of Rosary of Mangalore|
|Patron saint||Saint Joseph|
|Bishop||Peter Paul Saldanha|
|Metropolitan Archbishop||Peter Machado|
|Dean||Fr. John Baptist Crasta|
Map highlighting districts falling under the Mangalore Diocese
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.
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.
Below are the Deaneries of Mangalore Diocese
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The Church of Most Holy Saviour also known as Agrar Church is a historic Roman Catholic Church situated in the locality of Bantwal. The church was built in 1702, but it is believed that the existence of church was prior to this. It is the one of the oldest churches in Dakshina Kannada district. This church comes under Roman Catholic Diocese of Mangalore. Currently Rev. Fr. Benjamine Pinto serves as the parish priest at this church. Now at present Rev. Fr. Gregory Dsouza serves as the parish priest of the Most Holy Saviour Church.
The Sacred Heart of Jesus, Church is a historic Roman Catholic Church situated at Madanthyar near Belthangady. The church was built on 29 January 1893. This church comes under Deanery of Belthangady, Roman Catholic Diocese of Mangalore. This church is dedicated to Sacred Heart of Jesus.
The St. Antony Church is a very famous Roman Catholic Church situated in the locality of Ujire. This church comes under Belthangady Varado which is a part of Roman Catholic Diocese of Mangalore.
The St. Antony Church is a historic Roman Catholic Church located in Naravi, Belthangady Taluk. This church has century old history. Fr. Faustine Corti who was from Switzerland came to Naravi and served here from 1905 to 1926. This parish comes under Belthangady Varado which is a part of Roman Catholic Diocese of Mangalore.
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