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Archdiocese of Ranchi

Archidioecesis Ranchiensis

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  • Vincent Aind, Archbishop
  • Felix Toppo, S.J., Archbishop Emeritus

Suffragan Dioceses

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Archdiocese
  • Elevated: 19 September 1953
  • Metropolitan See
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: India
  • Square Kilometers: 5,299 (2,046 Square Miles)
  • Description: Ranchi and Lohardaga
  • Official Web Site:
  • Mailing Address: Archbishop's House, P.O. Box 5, Dr. Camil Bulcke Path, Ranchi-834001, Jharkhand, India
  • Telephone: (0651)297.07.28

Historical Details

Past and Present Ordinaries

Historical Summary

Diocese of Ranchi
25 May 1927ErectedArchdiocese of Calcutta (Hazaribagh, Banchi, Palamau, and Singbhum, along with feudal states of Gangpur-Bamra-Donai in the region of Orissa, from Saraihela and Kharsawan in the territory of Chota Nagpur, and also from GhangJchakhar Korea, Sirguja, Jashpur, Udaipur, Sakti, ...) Diocese of Ranchi (erected)
14 June 1951Territory LostArchdiocese of Calcutta (Rairakhol, Athmalik, Angul, Pallahara, Talcher, Hindol, and Dhenkanal along with part of Sambalpur and Sonpur)
Diocese of Nagpur (Patna and part of Sambalpur and Sonpur)
Diocese of Ranchi (Gangpur, Bonai, and Bamra)
Diocese of Sambalpur (erected)
13 December 1951Territory LostDiocese of Nagpur (Rest of Raigarh)
Diocese of Ranchi (Surguia and most of Raigarh)
Diocese of Raigarh-Ambikapur (erected)
Archdiocese of Ranchi
19 September 1953ElevatedDiocese of Ranchi Archdiocese of Ranchi
2 July 1962Territory LostArchdiocese of Calcutta (Dhanbad, Purulia, and Eastern half of Singbhum)
Archdiocese of Ranchi (Western half of Singbhum)
Diocese of Jamshedpur (erected)
11 January 1966Territory AddedDiocese of Jamshedpur (Anandpur and Bandgaon) Archdiocese of Ranchi
5 June 1971Territory LostArchdiocese of Ranchi (Hazaribagh and Palamau) Diocese of Daltonganj (erected)
22 June 1984Territory LostArchdiocese of Ranchi (Andamans and Nicobar Islands) Diocese of Port Blair (erected)
28 May 1993Territory LostArchdiocese of Ranchi (Gumla) Diocese of Gumla (erected)
28 May 1993Territory LostArchdiocese of Ranchi (Simdega in Gumla) Diocese of Simdega (erected)
1 April 1995Territory LostArchdiocese of Ranchi (Khunti and Torpa) Diocese of Khunti (erected)


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

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

Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased


  • Diocese of Ranchi
    • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 19, Page 375, and Page 376
  • Archdiocese of Ranchi
    • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 46, Page 83, to Page 87
    • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 58, Page 242


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