Ecclesiastical Details

Diocese of Chanda
Heirarchy of the Diocese
Rite:
Syro-Malabar
Population: 3620160
 
Status:
Diocese
Catholics: 12749
 
Founded:
00:00.0
Diocesan Priests: 38
  Total area:
14015 sq kms
Religious Priests: 50
 
Province:
Nagpur
Religious Sisters: 484
 
Region:
Western
Seminarians: 31
  Patron:
StThomas the Apostle
  Languages: Marathi Hindi Telugu Tribal dialects
  Civil States:

Warda Chandrapur Gadchiroli

Contact Diocese of Chanda:
Prabhu Sadan Tarsa Vittalwada PO - 442 702 Chandrapur Dist (MAHARASHTRA)
Telephone 1:
07172-24 27 29 24 05 37 / 24 27 29
Fax:
24 27 29
 
E-Mail Office:
bishopchanda@gmailcom
Website:
 
Most Rev Ephrem Nariculam, Bishops of Chanda
Name:
Most Rev Ephrem Nariculam
Designation:
Bishops     E-mail (P):
Canonical Possession:
    Telephone (P): 07172-24 10 68
 
Other Present & Retired Ordinaries of the Diocese of Chanda
 
Bishop NameDesignationPeriod
Most Rev. Vijay Anand Nedumpuram CMI Retired
Pilgrim Centres in theDiocese of Chanda
 
Ecclesiastical Institutions
 
Social / Charitable Institutions / Care Centres
Educational Institutions
Parishes:
42
 
Hospitals:
4
   
Degree Colleges:
1
Major Seminaries:
2
 
Orphanages:
   
Technical Training Centres:
1
Minor Seminaries:
3
 
Special Schools:
3
   
High Schools:
22
Monastries:
2
 
Crches:
   
Lower Primary Schools:
33
Convents:
80
 
Counselling Centres:
3
   
Presses & Media Centres:
1
Formation Houses:
11
 
Social Centres:
3
   
Professional Colleges:
Retreat Centres:
 
Dispensaries / Clinics:
20
   
Parallel Colleges:
 
Physically Challenged:
   
Higher Secondary :
6
       
Boarding Houses:
36
   
Upper Primary Schools:
30
       
HIV / AIDS Centres:
1
   
Nurseries/Pre-Primary :
51
       
De-addiction Centres:
       
          Aged & Destitute: 2        
     
       
History of the Diocese of Chanda
 
Pope John XXIII established the first Syro-Malabar Ordinariate of Chanda on 31 March 1962 with Msgr Januarius Palathuruthy CMI as its first Ecclesiastical Superior with the faculties of Apostolic Exarch It was carved out from the Archdiocese of Nagpur The ƒ??Ordinariateƒ? was raised to the status of an Apostolic Exarchate on 29 July 1968 and Msgr Januarius was made its Apostolic Exarch On 26 February 1997 Pope Paul VI raised it to the status of a Diocese and Msgr Januarius was appointed its first bishop It comprises the civil districts of Wardha Chandrapur and Gadchiroli in Maharashtra state and Adilabad in Andra Pradesh On 3 July 1990 Mar Vijay Anand Nedumpuram CMI succeeded Bishop Januarius as its second Bishop On 28 March 1995 Bishop Januarius was called to his eternal rest The civil district of Adilabad was bifurcated from the Diocese of Chanda and the new Diocese of Adilabad was established in 1999
Prelates of the Diocese of Chanda
Bishop NamePrelate Designation PeriodBishop NamePrelate Designation Period
Bp. Januarius Palathuruthy CMI 1962-1990