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Diocese of Meerut

Dioecesis Meerutensis



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Bishop(s)

  • Francis Kalist, Bishop
  • Patrick Nair, Bishop Emeritus

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 20 February 1956
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Agra
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: India
  • Square Kilometers: 28,337 (10,945 Square Miles)
  • Mailing Address: 283 Roorkee Road, Meerut Cantt.-250001, Uttaranchal, India
  • Telephone: (0121)642.790
  • Fax: 557.091

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
20 February 1956ErectedArchdiocese of Agra Diocese of Meerut (erected)
23 March 1972Territory LostDiocese of Meerut Apostolic Exarchate of Bijnor (Syro-Malabarese) (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
197011,61011,000,000.1%2013333511622024ap1971
198014,94911,858,000.1%2917463246527928ap1981
199018,38414,282,000.1%5332852166444236ap1991
199925,18720,026,000.1%60411012498747051ap2000
200025,21420,320,000.1%5643992548546252ap2001
200125,71720,618,000.1%54471012549146753ap2002
200226,30329,019,350.1%544810225712951056ap2003
200326,87331,023,250.1%56389428512650156ap2004
200427,19231,391,516.1%57359229511251856ap2005

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


Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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