Ecclesiastical Details

Diocese of Bijnor
Heirarchy of the Diocese
Rite:
Syro-Malabar
Population: 10116752
 
Status:
Diocese
Catholics: 3664
 
Founded:
23-Mar-72
Diocesan Priests: 53
  Total area:
33919 Sq. Km
Religious Priests: 18
 
Province:
Agra
Religious Sisters: 175
 
Region:
Agra
Seminarians: 21
  Patron:
St. Joseph
  Languages: Hindi Garhwalee and Urudu
  Civil States:

Uttar Pradesh: Bijnor (except Dhampur division) Uttarakhand: Pauri Garhwal Rudraprayag Tehri Garhwal Chamoli Uttarkashi and a portion of Haridwar

Contact Diocese of Bijnor:
Bishop's House KotdwarGarhwal - 246 149 UTTARAKHAND
Telephone 1:
01382-22 22 31 / 01382-222511
Fax:
22 25 11
 
E-Mail Office:
bijnordiocese@yahoo.com
Website:
 
Most Rev. John Vadakel CMI, Bishops of Bijnor
Name:
Most Rev. John Vadakel CMI
Designation:
Bishops     E-mail (P):
Canonical Possession:
    Telephone (P): 01382-22 29 02
 
Other Present & Retired Ordinaries of the Diocese of Bijnor
 
Bishop NameDesignationPeriod
Most Rev. Gratian Mundadan CMI Retired
Pilgrim Centres in theDiocese of Bijnor
 
Ecclesiastical Institutions
 
Social / Charitable Institutions / Care Centres
Educational Institutions
Parishes:
53
 
Hospitals:
   
Degree Colleges:
Major Seminaries:
 
Orphanages:
   
Technical Training Centres:
Minor Seminaries:
3
 
Special Schools:
   
High Schools:
8
Monastries:
5
 
Crches:
   
Lower Primary Schools:
4
Convents:
41
 
Counselling Centres:
   
Presses & Media Centres:
1
Formation Houses:
5
 
Social Centres:
   
Professional Colleges:
Retreat Centres:
 
Dispensaries / Clinics:
5
   
Parallel Colleges:
 
Physically Challenged:
3
   
Higher Secondary :
13
       
Boarding Houses:
4
   
Upper Primary Schools:
7
       
HIV / AIDS Centres:
   
Nurseries/Pre-Primary :
       
De-addiction Centres:
       
          Aged & Destitute:        
     
       
History of the Diocese of Bijnor
 
This Ecclesiastical Unit was created as an Apostolic Exarchate on March 23 1972 by the Papal Bull 'Beatorum Apostolorum' and entrusted to the Sacred Heart Province of the Carmelites of Mary Immaculate. The area comprising the diocese was culled out from the Diocese of Meerut. It consists of the district of Bijnor except Dhampur division and the five hill districts of Pauri-Garhwal Rudraprayag Tehri Chamoli Uttarkashi and a portion of the district of Haridwar.

Bp Gratian Muddadan cmi was nominated as its first Apostolic Exarch.

On February 26 1977 the Papal Bull 'Quae cum Romano Pontificatu' of Pope Paul VI raised the Apostolic Exarchate to a diocese Msgr Gratian Mundadan cmi was appointed its First Bishop.
Prelates of the Diocese of Bijnor
Bishop NamePrelate Designation PeriodBishop NamePrelate Designation Period
Bp. Gratian Mundadan 1977- 2009