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Archdiocese of Goa e Damão

Archidioecesis Goana et Damanensis

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Suffragan Dioceses

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Archdiocese
  • United: 1 May 1928
  • Metropolitan See
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: India
  • Square Kilometers: 4,194 (1,619 Square Miles)
  • Official Web Site:
  • Mailing Address: Paco Patriarcal, P.O. Box 216, Altinho, Panjim, Goa-403001, India
  • Telephone: (0832)2223.353; 2225.291

Historical Details

Past and Present Ordinaries

Historical Summary

Diocese of Goa
31 January 1533ErectedDiocese of Funchal Diocese of Goa (erected)
Diocese of Santiago de Cabo Verde (erected)
4 February 1558Territory LostDiocese of Goa Diocese of Cochin (erected)
Diocese of Malacca (erected)
Archdiocese of Goa
4 February 1558ElevatedDiocese of Goa Archdiocese of Goa
1637Territory LostArchdiocese of Goa Vicariate Apostolic of Idalcan / Deccan / Bijapur (erected)
1 September 1886Territory LostArchdiocese of Goa Diocese of Damão (erected)
Archdiocese of Goa e Damão
1 May 1928UnitedDiocese of Damão
Archdiocese of Goa
Archdiocese of Goa e Damão
19 September 1953Territory LostArchdiocese of Goa e Damão (Belgaum and North Kanara)
Diocese of Poona (Dharwad and Bijapur)
Diocese of Belgaum (erected)
19 September 1953Territory LostArchdiocese of Goa e Damão (Ratnagiri and Sawntwadi) Diocese of Poona
1 January 1976ElevatedArchdiocese of Goa e Damão (No longer a metropolitan)
25 November 2006ElevatedArchdiocese of Goa e Damão (Became a metropolitan)


YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Archdiocese of Goa e Damão

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

Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased


  • Diocese of Goa
    • Series Episcoporum Ecclesiae Catholicae, Volume 1, Page 115, to Page 116
  • Archdiocese of Goa e Damão
    • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 20, Page 247, to Page 249
    • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 68, Page 307
    • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 99, Page 6, and Page 7
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