Ecclesiastical Details

Diocese of Eluru
Heirarchy of the Diocese
Rite:
Latin
Population: 8,837,172
 
Status:
Diocese
Catholics: 275000
 
Founded:
09-Dec-76
Diocesan Priests: 93
  Total area:
5327 sq. km
Religious Priests: 62
 
Province:
Vishakapatnam
Religious Sisters: 545
 
Region:
Andhra Pradesh
Seminarians:
  Patron:
Most Sacred Heart of Jesus
  Languages: Telungu
  Civil States:

Andhra Pradesh: West Godavari and the Mandals of Amalapuram Kothapeta Rajole and Mummidivaram of East Godavari

Contact Diocese of Eluru:
Bishop's House Xavier Nagar Eluru-534 007 West Godavari Dt-Andhra Pradesh
Telephone 1:
8812-230707 / 8812237407
Fax:
8812237407
 
E-Mail Office:
bpeluru@gmail.com
Website:
 
Most Rev. Jaya Rao Polimera, Bishops of Eluru
Name:
Most Rev. Jaya Rao Polimera
Designation:
Bishops     E-mail (P):
Canonical Possession:
    Telephone (P): 8812-234 407
 
Other Present & Retired Ordinaries of the Diocese of Eluru
 
Pilgrim Centres in theDiocese of Eluru
 
Ecclesiastical Institutions
 
Social / Charitable Institutions / Care Centres
Educational Institutions
Parishes:
103
 
Hospitals:
15
   
Degree Colleges:
1
Major Seminaries:
 
Orphanages:
4
   
Technical Training Centres:
10
Minor Seminaries:
 
Special Schools:
1
   
High Schools:
44
Monastries:
 
Crches:
   
Lower Primary Schools:
71
Convents:
 
Counselling Centres:
   
Presses & Media Centres:
Formation Houses:
51
 
Social Centres:
2
   
Professional Colleges:
Retreat Centres:
 
Dispensaries / Clinics:
24
   
Parallel Colleges:
 
Physically Challenged:
   
Higher Secondary :
5
       
Boarding Houses:
   
Upper Primary Schools:
4
       
HIV / AIDS Centres:
   
Nurseries/Pre-Primary :
       
De-addiction Centres:
4
       
          Aged & Destitute: 2        
     
       
History of the Diocese of Eluru
 
The Diocese of Eluru comprises the whole of West Godavari district and the Mandals of Amalapuram Kothapeta Rajole and Mummidivaram of East Godavari in Andhra Pradesh. This territory was bifurcated from the Diocese of Vijayawada and erected into a Diocese by the Papal Bull 'Dubitantes' of Pope Paul VI dated December 9 1976.
Prelates of the Diocese of Eluru
Bishop NamePrelate Designation PeriodBishop NamePrelate Designation Period
JohnMulagada 1976-2009