Ecclesiastical Details

Diocese of Aizawl
Heirarchy of the Diocese
Rite:
Latin
Population: 4226960
 
Status:
Diocese
Catholics: 33329
 
Founded:
17-Jan-52
Diocesan Priests: 29
  Total area:
28022 Sq. km
Religious Priests: 20
 
Province:
Shillong
Religious Sisters: 120
 
Region:
North Eastern
Seminarians:
  Patron:
St. Joseph
  Languages: Mizo Bengali Khasi Hindi and?
  Civil States:

Assam: Cachar Hailakandi and Karimganj

Contact Diocese of Aizawl:
Bishop's House P.O.Ramthar Veng. P.B No-45-H.P.O Aizawl-796001.MIZORAM
Telephone 1:
0389-23 47 199 / 0389-23 42 257
Fax:
23 42 257
 
E-Mail Office:
mzbhouse@rediffmail.com
Website:
 
Most Rev. Stephen Rotluanga CSC, Bishops of Aizawl
Name:
Most Rev. Stephen Rotluanga CSC
Designation:
Bishops     E-mail (P):
Canonical Possession:
    Telephone (P): 0389- 23 42 265
 
Other Present & Retired Ordinaries of the Diocese of Aizawl
 
Pilgrim Centres in theDiocese of Aizawl
 
Ecclesiastical Institutions
 
Social / Charitable Institutions / Care Centres
Educational Institutions
Parishes:
29
 
Hospitals:
   
Degree Colleges:
Major Seminaries:
 
Orphanages:
2
   
Technical Training Centres:
Minor Seminaries:
 
Special Schools:
   
High Schools:
20
Monastries:
 
Crches:
   
Lower Primary Schools:
6
Convents:
 
Counselling Centres:
   
Presses & Media Centres:
Formation Houses:
2
 
Social Centres:
4
   
Professional Colleges:
Retreat Centres:
 
Dispensaries / Clinics:
7
   
Parallel Colleges:
5
 
Physically Challenged:
   
Higher Secondary :
3
       
Boarding Houses:
   
Upper Primary Schools:
16
       
HIV / AIDS Centres:
   
Nurseries/Pre-Primary :
28
       
De-addiction Centres:
3
       
          Aged & Destitute:        
     
       
History of the Diocese of Aizawl
 
The Diocese of Silchar was made up of the district of Cachar Hailkandi and Karimkanj of Assam State the entire states of Tripura and Mizoram.

The Diocese was bounded on the west by Bangladesh while the Northern extremity wedges into the segment of a circle which touches from the east khasi Hills of Meghalaya to the Northern Cachar State on the Southern section the Chn Hills of Myanmar; on the South the northern extremity of Arakan district of Myanmar.

This eccelsiastical unit was established as the Perfecture Apostolic of Haflong by an Apostolic Brief 'Fit Numquam' dated January 17 1952 and entrusted to the Holy Cross Fathers of the Canadian Province.

By an Apostolic Constitution of Pope Paul VI 'Omniumm Solicitudo' dated June 26 1969 the Prefecture of Haflong was raised to the status of as Diocese with the Episcopal See at Silchar.

In December 1983 the northern Cachar Hills district was detached from the Diocese of Silchar and joined to the new Diocese of Diphu.

On 7th February 1996 the entire state of Tripura was cut off from the Diocese of Silchar thereby forming the new diocese of Agartala in which Rev Fr Lumen Monteiro csc was appointed as its first bishop. His Episcopal Ordination and Installation took place at Agartala on May 26 1996.

The remaining portion of Silchar Diocese comprises at present the districts of Cachar Hailakandi and Kaimkanj of Assam and the entire state of Mizoram. By the division of Silchar Diocese on Feb. 7 1996 the see of Silchar was transferred to Aizawl.

On May 26 2000 Apostolic See by Decree No. 2520/00 suspended Bishop Denzil's canonical faculties because of ill health and appointed Bishop Lumen Monteiro csc the Bishop of Agartala as Apostolic Administrator sede plena et ad nutum Sancte Sedis.

On November 7 2001 the Holy See appointed Very Rev Fr Stephen Rotluanga csc as Bishop of Aizawl; and his Episcopal Ordination took place on February 2 2002. His is the first Mizo to be raised to the dignity of Episcopal.
Prelates of the Diocese of Aizawl