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Diocese of Tezpur

Dioecesis Tezpurensis



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Bishop(s)

  • Michael Akasius Toppo, Bishop
  • Robert Kerketta, S.D.B., Bishop Emeritus

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 16 January 1964
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Guwahati
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: India
  • Square Kilometers: 38,700 (14,947 Square Miles)
  • Mailing Address: Bishop's House, Tezpur-784001, Sonitpur, Assam, India
  • Telephone: (03712)220.193
  • Fax: 230.181

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
16 January 1964ErectedDiocese of Dibrugarh
Diocese of Shillong
Diocese of Tezpur (erected)
30 March 1992Territory LostArchdiocese of Shillong-Gauhati
Diocese of Tezpur
Diocese of Tura
Diocese of Guwahati (erected)
7 December 2005Territory LostDiocese of Tezpur Diocese of Itanagar (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
197064,4503,714,0001.7%1514292,222215912ap1971
1980106,0007,036,0001.5%4017571,859289930ap1981
1990195,0006,201,0003.1%5626822,3782615040ap1991
1999175,8985,288,0003.3%4136772,2843918835ap2000
2000185,9395,973,9393.1%4338812,2954519740ap2001
2001190,2007,053,2002.7%4341842,2644820542ap2002
2002209,9807,085,0003.0%4545902,3335722043ap2003
2003218,1457,251,3723.0%4550952,2966222843ap2004
2004227,5667,334,3763.1%47541012,2536623546ap2005
2005108,8004,335,1002.5%4226681,600521030bul7Dec05
2010184,0414,623,0004.0%4729762,4213423130ap2011

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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