Ecclesiastical Details

Diocese of Dindigul
Heirarchy of the Diocese
Rite:
Latin
Population: 3200000
 
Status:
Diocese
Catholics: 174503
 
Founded:
10-Nov-03
Diocesan Priests: 65
  Total area:
3195 Sq. km
Religious Priests: 49
 
Province:
Madurai
Religious Sisters: 262
 
Region:
Tamil Nadu
Seminarians:
  Patron:
St. Joseph the Worker
  Languages: Tamil and English.
  Civil States:

Tamil Nadu: Dindigul

Contact Diocese of Dindigul:
Bishop's House Valan Nagar Post Box No. 6 Mullipady P.O.B.K Pudur S.O Dindigul - 624 005. TAMIL NADU
Telephone 1:
0451-24 41 551 24 11 552 / 0451-24 11 565
Fax:
24 11 565
 
E-Mail Office:
dgldiocese@yahoo.co.in
Website:
 
Most Rev. P. Thomas Paulsamy, Bishops of Dindigul
Name:
Most Rev. P. Thomas Paulsamy
Designation:
Bishops     E-mail (P):
Canonical Possession:
    Telephone (P): 0451-24 11 564
 
Other Present & Retired Ordinaries of the Diocese of Dindigul
 
Pilgrim Centres in theDiocese of Dindigul
 
Ecclesiastical Institutions
 
Social / Charitable Institutions / Care Centres
Educational Institutions
Parishes:
46
 
Hospitals:
3
   
Degree Colleges:
1
Major Seminaries:
 
Orphanages:
8
   
Technical Training Centres:
4
Minor Seminaries:
 
Special Schools:
   
High Schools:
13
Monastries:
 
Crches:
   
Lower Primary Schools:
47
Convents:
 
Counselling Centres:
   
Presses & Media Centres:
Formation Houses:
8
 
Social Centres:
3
   
Professional Colleges:
Retreat Centres:
4
 
Dispensaries / Clinics:
7
   
Parallel Colleges:
 
Physically Challenged:
   
Higher Secondary :
13
       
Boarding Houses:
   
Upper Primary Schools:
10
       
HIV / AIDS Centres:
   
Nurseries/Pre-Primary :
6
       
De-addiction Centres:
1
       
          Aged & Destitute: 2        
     
       
History of the Diocese of Dindigul
 
The Holy Father John Paul II erected the new Diocese of Dindigul the 17th diocese in Tamilnadu bifurcating it from Tiruchirapalli diocese on November 10 2003. Rt. Rev. Antony Pappusamy the Auxiliary Bishop of the Madurai Archdiocese was installed the first Bishop of the diocese on December 28 2003.?

The history of the Church in Dindigul diocese dates back to many centuries. The people of Dindigul diocese owe their faith to Jesuit Fathers who tirelessly toiled in this region. The history of Dindigul diocese is highly interwoven with the history of Jesuit missionary work in Tamilnadu especially in and around Dindigul.?
Prelates of the Diocese of Dindigul