Ecclesiastical Details

Diocese of Itanagar
Heirarchy of the Diocese
Rite:
Latin
Population: 725591
 
Status:
Diocese
Catholics: 70182
 
Founded:
07-Dec-05
Diocesan Priests: 12
  Total area:
21003 Sq. Kms.
Religious Priests: 70
 
Province:
Guwahati
Religious Sisters: 137
 
Region:
North Eastern
Seminarians: 14
  Patron:
St. Joseph
  Languages: Adi Aka Apatani Hill Miri Monpa Nyshi Tagin Mynniong Bori
  Civil States:

Arunachal Pradesh: Tawang West Kameng East Kameng Papum Pare Upper Subansiri Lower Subansiri Kurung Kumey West Siang East Siang and Upper Siang

Contact Diocese of Itanagar:
Bishop's House MOWB-II Post Box No.141 Itanagar - 791 111 .ARUNACHAL PRADESH
Telephone 1:
0360-22 90 635 / 22 90 605
Fax:
22 90 605
 
E-Mail Office:
dioceseofitanagar@gmail.com
Website:
 
Most Rev. John Thomas Kattrukudiyil, Bishops of Itanagar
Name:
Most Rev. John Thomas Kattrukudiyil
Designation:
Bishops     E-mail (P):
Canonical Possession:
    Telephone (P):
 
Other Present & Retired Ordinaries of the Diocese of Itanagar
 
Pilgrim Centres in theDiocese of Itanagar
 
Ecclesiastical Institutions
 
Social / Charitable Institutions / Care Centres
Educational Institutions
Parishes:
27
 
Hospitals:
   
Degree Colleges:
3
Major Seminaries:
 
Orphanages:
   
Technical Training Centres:
1
Minor Seminaries:
1
 
Special Schools:
   
High Schools:
10
Monastries:
 
Crches:
   
Lower Primary Schools:
10
Convents:
33
 
Counselling Centres:
   
Presses & Media Centres:
Formation Houses:
 
Social Centres:
1
   
Professional Colleges:
Retreat Centres:
 
Dispensaries / Clinics:
11
   
Parallel Colleges:
 
Physically Challenged:
   
Higher Secondary :
       
Boarding Houses:
   
Upper Primary Schools:
10
       
HIV / AIDS Centres:
   
Nurseries/Pre-Primary :
       
De-addiction Centres:
       
          Aged & Destitute:        
     
       
History of the Diocese of Itanagar
 
The diocese of Itanagar is in the state of Arunachal Pradesh in the North East. Erected on Dec. 07 2005 it comprises of the civil districts: Tawang West Kameng East Kameng Papum Pare Upper Subansiri Lower Subansiri Kurung Kamay West Siang East Siang and Upper Siang.

The new diocese of Itanagar bifurcated from Tezpur has an area of 52288 sq. kms. with 101689 Catholics 11 parishes 3 diocesan priests 22 religious priests 10 religious brothers and 40 religious sisters. The parish of St. Joseph in Itanagar is the Cathedral of the new diocese and St. Joseph is the Patron of the diocese.

The first Bishop of Itanagar Bishop John Thomas Kattrukudiyil was born in 1948 ordained priest in 1975 and was appointed Bishop of Diphu in 1994. Bishop John has a Licentiate in Sacred Scripture and a Doctorate in Biblical Theology. He was for many years a formator in Seminaries and was also Rector of the regional Major Seminary in Shillong.
Prelates of the Diocese of Itanagar