Ecclesiastical Details

Diocese of Amravati
Heirarchy of the Diocese
Rite:
Latin
Population: 10141903
 
Status:
Diocese
Catholics: 5111
 
Founded:
08-May-55
Diocesan Priests: 31
  Total area:
46447 Sq. km
Religious Priests: 13
 
Province:
Nagpur
Religious Sisters: 194
 
Region:
Western
Seminarians:
  Patron:
Our Lady of Dolours St. Francis Xavier
  Languages: Marathi English Hindi Urdu Korku Gondi
  Civil States:

Chhattisgarhi Sadri Uraon Koraku etc.

Contact Diocese of Amravati:
Bishop's House P.O.Amravati Camp- 444 602 MAHARASHTRA
Telephone 1:
0721-26 63 171 / 26 66 403
Fax:
26 66 403
 
E-Mail Office:
amravatidio@gmail.com
Website:
 
Most Rev., Bishops of Amravati
Name:
Most Rev.
Designation:
Bishops     E-mail (P):
Canonical Possession:
    Telephone (P): 0721-26 63 862
 
Other Present & Retired Ordinaries of the Diocese of Amravati
 
Pilgrim Centres in theDiocese of Amravati
 
Ecclesiastical Institutions
 
Social / Charitable Institutions / Care Centres
Educational Institutions
Parishes:
19
 
Hospitals:
3
   
Degree Colleges:
Major Seminaries:
 
Orphanages:
7
   
Technical Training Centres:
2
Minor Seminaries:
 
Special Schools:
1
   
High Schools:
16
Monastries:
 
Crches:
   
Lower Primary Schools:
17
Convents:
 
Counselling Centres:
   
Presses & Media Centres:
Formation Houses:
4
 
Social Centres:
6
   
Professional Colleges:
Retreat Centres:
 
Dispensaries / Clinics:
12
   
Parallel Colleges:
 
Physically Challenged:
   
Higher Secondary :
2
       
Boarding Houses:
   
Upper Primary Schools:
3
       
HIV / AIDS Centres:
   
Nurseries/Pre-Primary :
5
       
De-addiction Centres:
       
          Aged & Destitute:        
     
       
History of the Diocese of Amravati
 
The Diocese of Amravati created by the Decree 'Cum Petierit' dated May 8 1955 was formerly a part of the Archdiocese of Nagpur. It comprised four districts of Vidarbha viz. Amravati Akola Buldana and Yavatmal and the three districts of Marathwada viz Aurangabad Parbhani and Nanded.

By another decree 'Paescit Ubique' dated May 8 1955 Pope Pius XII appointed Bp Joseph Albert Rosario msfs the First Bishop of Amravati.

Holy Father Pope Paul VI by the Decree 'Qui Arcano' of December 17 1977 created the Diocese of Aurangabad for which the three civil districts Aurangabad Parbhani and Nanded of Marathwada region got separated from the Diocese of Amravati.

Thus the present Diocese of Amravati consists of only four civil districts of Vidarbha region of Maharashtra state viz. Amravati Akola Buldana and Yavatmal.
Prelates of the Diocese of Amravati
Bishop NamePrelate Designation PeriodBishop NamePrelate Designation Period
Most Rev Elias Gonsalves Bishop 2012-2018 Bp. Lourdes Daniel Apostolic Administrator 2010-2012
Bp. Lourdes Daniel Bishop 2007-2010 Bp. Edwin Colasso Bishop 1995-2007
Bp. Joseph Albert Rosario, MSFS Bishop 1955-1995