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Diocese of Mysore

Dioecesis Mysuriensis

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General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Elevated: 1 September 1886
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Bangalore
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: India
  • Square Kilometers: 21,051 (8,130 Square Miles)
  • Description: Mysore, Charajanagara, Mandya, and Kodagu
  • Official Web Site:
  • Mailing Address: Bishop's House, 2939 Mother Theresa Road, Lashkar Mohalla, Mysuru-570001, Karnataka, India
  • Telephone: (0821)2448.395
  • Fax: 2565.708

Historical Details

Past and Present Ordinaries

Historical Summary

Vicariate Apostolic of Mysore
1850ErectedVicariate Apostolic of Madurai and Coromandel Coast Vicariate Apostolic of Coimbatore (erected)
Vicariate Apostolic of Mysore (erected)
Diocese of Mysore
1 September 1886ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Mysore Diocese of Mysore
12 June 1923Territory LostDiocese of Coimbatore (Shoranur and Mannarghat (in Wollawanad))
Diocese of Mangalore (North-Malabar)
Diocese of Mysore (Winad)
Diocese of Calicut (erected)
26 May 1930Territory LostDiocese of Kumbakonam
Diocese of Mysore
Archdiocese of Pondicherry
Diocese of Salem (erected) (District of Salem)
13 February 1940Territory LostDiocese of Mysore (Bangalore, Kolara, Tumakuru, and Chitradurga) Diocese of Bangalore (erected)
13 February 1940Territory AddedDiocese of Coimbatore (Nilgiris and area north of the river Bhavani and its tributary Moyar) Diocese of Mysore
10 April 1947Territory LostDiocese of Mysore (Mettur and Saveriarpalayam) Diocese of Salem
19 September 1953Metropolitan ChangedDiocese of Mysore (from Pondicherry and Cuddalore)
3 July 1955Territory LostDiocese of Mysore (Nilgiris and part of Coimbatore) Diocese of Ootacamund (erected)
16 November 1963Territory LostDiocese of Mysore (Shimoga, Chikmagalur, and Hassan) Diocese of Chikmagalur (erected)


YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Diocese of Mysore

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

Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased


  • Vicariate Apostolic of Mysore
    • Series Episcoporum Ecclesiae Catholicae, Volume 1, Page 121
  • Diocese of Mysore
    • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 32, Page 346, to Page 348
    • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 46, Page 83, to Page 87


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