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Diocese of Raigarh

Dioecesis Raigarhensis



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Bishop(s)

  • Paul Toppo, Bishop

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Split: 10 November 1977
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Raipur
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: India
  • Square Kilometers: 7,086 (2,736 Square Miles)
  • Mailing Address: Bishop's House, St. Michael;s Church Rambhata, Raigarh-496001, Chhattisgarh, India
  • Telephone: (07762)226.523
  • Fax: (same)

Historical Details


Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
Diocese of Raigarh-Ambikapur
13 December 1951ErectedDiocese of Nagpur
Diocese of Ranchi
Diocese of Raigarh-Ambikapur (erected)
10 November 1977SplitDiocese of Raigarh-Ambikapur Diocese of Ambikapur
Diocese of Raigarh
Diocese of Raigarh
10 November 1977SplitDiocese of Raigarh-Ambikapur Diocese of Ambikapur
Diocese of Raigarh
27 February 2004Metropolitan ChangedDiocese of Raigarh (from Bhopal)
23 March 2006Territory LostDiocese of Raigarh Diocese of Jashpur (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Diocese of Raigarh-Ambikapur
1970168,9802,227,9647.6%3847851,9886716713ap1971
Diocese of Raigarh
1980172,6701,316,00013.1%3934732,3653724724ap1981
1990210,0001,526,00013.8%82401221,7215830839ap1991
1999238,8872,110,30511.3%121431641,4565242250ap2000
2000246,3372,175,93611.3%129401691,4574637051ap2001
2001251,2302,219,18111.3%138421801,3955642955ap2002
2002237,6902,238,48610.6%139361751,3585039458ap2003
2003242,1252,257,95810.7%145491941,2486441861ap2004
2004242,9152,258,74810.8%145491941,2526343164ap2005
200656,6401,265,0844.5%438511,1109218bul23Mar2006
201061,7701,367,0004.5%536591,04679821ap2011

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


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Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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