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Archdiocese of Calcutta

Archidioecesis Calcuttensis



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Bishop(s)

  • Thomas D’Souza, Archbishop
  • Henry Sebastian D’Souza, Archbishop Emeritus
  • Lucas Sirkar, S.D.B., Archbishop Emeritus

Suffragan Dioceses

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Archdiocese
  • Elevated: 1 September 1886
  • Metropolitan See
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: India
  • Square Kilometers: 29,857 (11,532 Square Miles)
  • Mailing Address: Archbishop's House, 32 Mother Teresa Sarani, Kolkata-700016, India
  • Telephone: (033)2287.19.60; 2287.93.38
  • Fax: 2287.46.66

Historical Details


Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
Vicariate Apostolic of Bengal
18 April 1834ErectedVicariate Apostolic of Bengal (erected)
15 February 1850Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Bengal Vicariate Apostolic of Eastern Bengal (erected)
Vicariate Apostolic of Western Bengal
15 February 1850Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Bengal Vicariate Apostolic of Western Bengal
1870Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Western Bengal Prefecture Apostolic of Central Bengal (erected)
Archdiocese of Calcutta
1 September 1886ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Western Bengal Archdiocese of Calcutta
25 May 1927Territory LostArchdiocese of Calcutta Diocese of Ranchi (erected)
15 February 1929Territory LostArchdiocese of Calcutta
Vicariate Apostolic of Tatsienlu
Mission "Sui Iuris" of Sikkim (erected)
14 June 1951Territory LostArchdiocese of Calcutta
Diocese of Nagpur
Diocese of Ranchi
Diocese of Sambalpur (erected)
17 January 1952Territory LostArchdiocese of Calcutta Prefecture Apostolic of Malda (erected)
2 July 1962Territory LostArchdiocese of Calcutta Diocese of Jamshedpur (erected)
8 June 1968Territory LostArchdiocese of Calcutta Prefecture Apostolic of Balasore (erected)
30 May 1977Territory LostArchdiocese of Calcutta Diocese of Baruipur (erected)
24 October 1997Territory LostArchdiocese of Calcutta Diocese of Asansol (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Archdiocese of Calcutta
195082,05329,159,168.3%2017119142914425940ap1951
1959106,20330,300,258.4%2418621050527052854ap1960
197082,60327,276,722.3%3415018444824353833ap1971
198085,90030,240,000.3%629816053619863632ap1981
1990107,68735,441,000.3%6812619455530276252ap1991
1999133,74024,813,952.5%8813222060736385731ap2000
2000135,54325,114,983.5%6513920466439782832ap2001
2001136,80425,124,983.5%6513219769434995034ap2002
2002138,53523,150,108.6%6614120766930592234ap2003
2003139,92027,665,118.5%65141206679331690534ap2004
2004141,72629,048,374.5%7013720768431388037ap2005
2006145,24631,152,686.5%701412116883281,14138ap2007

Note: Any changes in boundaries over time are not indicated in the above table.


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