Ecclesiastical Details

Diocese of Chikmagalur
Heirarchy of the Diocese
Rite:
Latin
Population: 3050678
 
Status:
Diocese
Catholics: 35870
 
Founded:
16-Nov-63
Diocesan Priests: 56
  Total area:
32440Sq.Kms
Religious Priests: 23
 
Province:
Bangalore
Religious Sisters: 223
 
Region:
Karnataka
Seminarians:
  Patron:
St. Joseph
  Languages: Kannada Konkani Tamil
  Civil States:

Karnataka: Chikmagalur and Hassan

Contact Diocese of Chikmagalur:
Bishop's Office Jyothinagar Chikmagalur - 577 102 KARNATAKA
Telephone 1:
08262-22 03 89 / 08262-22 03 89
Fax:
22 03 89
 
E-Mail Office:
bishopckm@yahoo.co.in
Website:
 
Most Rev. Thomasappa Anthony Swamy, Bishops of Chikmagalur
Name:
Most Rev. Thomasappa Anthony Swamy
Designation:
Bishops     E-mail (P):
Canonical Possession:
    Telephone (P): 08262-22 16 89
 
Other Present & Retired Ordinaries of the Diocese of Chikmagalur
 
Bishop NameDesignationPeriod
Most Rev. John Baptist Sequeira Retired
Pilgrim Centres in theDiocese of Chikmagalur
 
Ecclesiastical Institutions
 
Social / Charitable Institutions / Care Centres
Educational Institutions
Parishes:
41
 
Hospitals:
2
   
Degree Colleges:
3
Major Seminaries:
 
Orphanages:
6
   
Technical Training Centres:
1
Minor Seminaries:
 
Special Schools:
   
High Schools:
20
Monastries:
 
Crches:
   
Lower Primary Schools:
10
Convents:
 
Counselling Centres:
   
Presses & Media Centres:
Formation Houses:
2
 
Social Centres:
7
   
Professional Colleges:
Retreat Centres:
 
Dispensaries / Clinics:
6
   
Parallel Colleges:
 
Physically Challenged:
   
Higher Secondary :
7
       
Boarding Houses:
   
Upper Primary Schools:
25
       
HIV / AIDS Centres:
   
Nurseries/Pre-Primary :
15
       
De-addiction Centres:
       
          Aged & Destitute:        
     
       
History of the Diocese of Chikmagalur
 
The Diocese of Chikmagalur comprising the three districts of Chikmagalur Shimoga and Hassan was erected on November 16 1963 by Pope Paul VI by the Apostolic Constitution "Indicae Regionis" dismembering it from the Diocese of Mysore. It is entrusted to the Diocesan Clergy. The first Bishop of the Diocese was Bp Alphonsus Mathias.

The district of Shimoga was detached from the Diocese of Chikmagalur in January 1989 to form part of the newly erected Diocese of Shimoga.
Prelates of the Diocese of Chikmagalur
Bishop NamePrelate Designation PeriodBishop NamePrelate Designation Period
Bp. John Baptist Sequeira 1987-2006 Bp. Alphonsus Mathias 1964-86