Ecclesiastical Details

Diocese of Asansol
Heirarchy of the Diocese
Rite:
Latin
Population: 13000000
 
Status:
Diocese
Catholics: 30169
 
Founded:
24-Oct-97
Diocesan Priests: 45
  Total area:
13000sq.Km
Religious Priests: 22
 
Province:
Calcutta
Religious Sisters: 197
 
Region:
Bengal
Seminarians: 13
  Patron:
St. Francis Xavier
  Languages: Bengali Sentali Hindi English
  Civil States:

Burdwan

Contact Diocese of Asansol:
Sacred Heart Presbytery G.T. Road (West) Asansol - 713 301 WEST BENGAL
Telephone 1:
0341-22 82 836 /
Fax:
 
E-Mail Office:
asndio@hotmail.com
Website:
 
Most Rev. Cyprian Monis, Bishops of Asansol
Name:
Most Rev. Cyprian Monis
Designation:
Bishops     E-mail (P):
Canonical Possession:
    Telephone (P):
 
Other Present & Retired Ordinaries of the Diocese of Asansol
 
Pilgrim Centres in theDiocese of Asansol
 
Ecclesiastical Institutions
 
Social / Charitable Institutions / Care Centres
Educational Institutions
Parishes:
59
 
Hospitals:
   
Degree Colleges:
Major Seminaries:
 
Orphanages:
   
Technical Training Centres:
1
Minor Seminaries:
5
 
Special Schools:
   
High Schools:
9
Monastries:
 
Crches:
1
   
Lower Primary Schools:
1
Convents:
42
 
Counselling Centres:
   
Presses & Media Centres:
Formation Houses:
5
 
Social Centres:
1
   
Professional Colleges:
Retreat Centres:
 
Dispensaries / Clinics:
4
   
Parallel Colleges:
 
Physically Challenged:
2
   
Higher Secondary :
9
       
Boarding Houses:
27
   
Upper Primary Schools:
3
       
HIV / AIDS Centres:
1
   
Nurseries/Pre-Primary :
1
       
De-addiction Centres:
       
          Aged & Destitute:        
     
       
History of the Diocese of Asansol
 
The evangelisation work in this area began in the year 1870 by the Jesuit fathers of Calcutta formerly known as the 'Bengal Jesuit Mission'. On May1 1994 Burdwan-Bhirbum districts were formed into a vicariate by Archbishop Henry D'Souza of Calcutta and the Auxiliary Bishop Cyprian Monis of Calcutta was appointed as the Episcopal Vicar. By the apostolic bull dated October 24 1977 His Holiness Pope John Paul II adding Bankura district to the mentioned vicariate created the Diocese of Asansol.

The Diocese of Asansol thus consists of Burdwan district nine blocks of Bankura district and 10 blocks of Birbhum district. Asansol is a sub-divisional headquarters within Burdwan district. It is an industrial town 225 km north west of Calcutta. The diocese lies completely within the state of West-Bengal. As a matter of fact the entire area of this diocese and more from 1875 A.D. to 1964 A.D. formed a single parish Sacred Heart Church Asansol Bishop Cyprian Monis was appointed as the first Bishop of the diocese of Asansol on December 31997.
Prelates of the Diocese of Asansol