Ecclesiastical Details

Archdiocese of Hyderabad
Heirarchy of the Diocese
Rite:
Latin
Population: 12.37 million
 
Status:
Archdiocese
Catholics: 112 982
 
Founded:
19-Sep-53
Diocesan Priests: 143
  Total area:
39176 sq.kms
Religious Priests: 162
 
Province:
Hyderabad
Religious Sisters: 1110
 
Region:
Andhra Pradesh
Seminarians: 13
  Patron:
St. Joseph
  Languages: Telugu English Tamil Malayalam and Hindi.
  Civil States:

Hydrabad Ranga Reddy Medak & Nizamanbad

Contact Archdiocese of Hyderabad:
Archbishop's House 9-1-17/1 Sardar Patel Road Secunderabad-500 003 Andhra Pradesh
Telephone 1:
0870-24 59 128 / 24 59 499
Fax:
24 59 499
 
E-Mail Office:
archdiohyd@gmail.com
Website:
 
Most Rev. Thumma Bala, Archbishops of Hyderabad
Name:
Most Rev. Thumma Bala
Designation:
Archbishops     E-mail (P):
Canonical Possession:
    Telephone (P): 0870-24 59 332
 
Other Present & Retired Ordinaries of the Archdiocese of Hyderabad
 
Pilgrim Centres in theArchdiocese of Hyderabad
 
Ecclesiastical Institutions
 
Social / Charitable Institutions / Care Centres
Educational Institutions
Parishes:
114
 
Hospitals:
6
   
Degree Colleges:
34
Major Seminaries:
 
Orphanages:
5
   
Technical Training Centres:
18
Minor Seminaries:
1
 
Special Schools:
   
High Schools:
74
Monastries:
48
 
Crches:
1
   
Lower Primary Schools:
40
Convents:
80
 
Counselling Centres:
2
   
Presses & Media Centres:
4
Formation Houses:
25
 
Social Centres:
2
   
Professional Colleges:
Retreat Centres:
5
 
Dispensaries / Clinics:
7
   
Parallel Colleges:
 
Physically Challenged:
2
   
Higher Secondary :
16
       
Boarding Houses:
18
   
Upper Primary Schools:
74
       
HIV / AIDS Centres:
3
   
Nurseries/Pre-Primary :
14
       
De-addiction Centres:
3
       
          Aged & Destitute: 7        
     
       
History of the Archdiocese of Hyderabad
 

Hyderabad was first made a Vicariate in 1851 and Msgr. Daniel Murphy was appointed the first Vicar Apostolic.?

The diocese of Hyderabad was established on September 1 1886. Msgr. Peter Caprotti PIME became the first Bishop of Hyderabad. It was raised to the status of an Archdiocese on September 19 1953. Bishop Mark Gopu became the first Archbishop.?

Over the years many new dioceses were created from the original territory of the Archdiocese. In 1928 districts of Raichur and Gulbarga were detached to form the diocese of Bellary. Krishna and West Godavari districts were detached in 1937 for the erection of the diocese of Vijayawada. Diocese of Warangal was established in 1952 with the districts of Warangal Khammam Nalgonda and Karimnagar. In 1976 the new diocese of Nalgonda was formed with Mahabubnagar district of Hyderabad Archdiocese and Nalgonda district of Warangal diocese.?

Marathi speaking areas of the Archdiocese were detached in 1978 to form the diocese of Aurangabad. Khammam was made a new diocese in February 1988. On June 18 1982 the district of Bidar was entrusted to the pastoral care of Mangalore diocese.?

The Archdiocese with an area of 30814 sq. kms. and with a total population of around 12.37 million has about 87541 Catholics. It has 107 diocesan and 116 Religious priests 37 Brothers and 729 Religious Sisters are active in 72 parishes including one parish of Malankara rite. ?

At present the Archdiocese has four districts of Andhra Pradesh - Hyderabad Ranga Reddy Medak and Nizamabad.


Prelates of the Archdiocese of Hyderabad
Bishop NamePrelate Designation PeriodBishop NamePrelate Designation Period
Abp. Marampudi Joji 2000-2010 Bp. Samineni Arulappa 1972-2000
Bp. Mark Gopu 1953-1971 Bp. Alphonsus Beretta PIME 1950-1953
Bp. Dennis Vismara PIME 1909-1948 Bp. Peter Vigano PIME 1897-1908
Bp. Peter Caprotti PIME 1882-1897 Bp. Domenico Barbero PIME 1870-1881
Bp. Daniel Murphym 1845-1869