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Diocese of Rourkela

Dioecesis Rurkelaensis



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Bishop(s)

  • Kishore Kumar Kujur, Bishop
  • Alphonse Bilung, S.V.D., Bishop Emeritus

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 4 July 1979
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Cuttack-Bhubaneswar
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: India
  • Square Kilometers: 9,675 (3,736 Square Miles)
  • Description: comprised the four Orissa Districts of Sundargarh, Sambalpur, Bolangir and Dhenkanal
  • Official Web Site: http://www.rkldiocese.org/
  • Mailing Address: Bishop's House, Hamirpur, P.O., Raurkela-769003, Sundargarh Dt., Orissa, India
  • Telephone: (0661)2640.702
  • Fax: 2647.041

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
4 July 1979ErectedDiocese of Sambalpur Diocese of Rourkela (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
1980128,7141,303,7589.9%1830482,68143275ap1981
1990164,7881,546,50010.7%2744712,32058255ap1991
1999210,3551,600,00013.1%76762,76713135336ap2000
2000210,6691,600,00013.2%43761191,77013135336ap2001
2001215,3291,624,00013.3%44651091,97515534038ap2002
2002220,4581,648,00013.4%44721161,90015933739ap2003
2003222,4701,665,00013.4%44681121,98615434041ap2004
2004220,0951,647,22513.4%48701181,86517135440ap2005
2010237,0201,779,00013.3%74791531,54916035440ap2011

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


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