Ecclesiastical Details

Diocese of Jabalpur
Heirarchy of the Diocese
Rite:
Latin
Population: 9,200,870
 
Status:
Diocese
Catholics: 24979
 
Founded:
18-Jul-32
Diocesan Priests: 82
  Total area:
6457 sq k.m.
Religious Priests: 52
 
Province:
Bhopal
Religious Sisters: 129
 
Region:
Madhya Pradesh
Seminarians:
  Patron:
St. Peter & Paul
  Languages: Hindi
  Civil States:

Kanker Bastar and Dantewada.

Contact Diocese of Jabalpur:
Bishop's House Lal BaghJabalpur - 482 001.Dt.Bastar CHATTISGARH
Telephone 1:
0761-26 22 413 / 0761-26 24 360
Fax:
26 24 360
 
E-Mail Office:
snehsadan@rediffmail.com
Website:
 
Most Rev. Gerald Almeida, Bishops of Jabalpur
Name:
Most Rev. Gerald Almeida
Designation:
Bishops     E-mail (P):
Canonical Possession:
    Telephone (P): 0761-40 18 322
 
Other Present & Retired Ordinaries of the Diocese of Jabalpur
 
Pilgrim Centres in theDiocese of Jabalpur
 
Ecclesiastical Institutions
 
Social / Charitable Institutions / Care Centres
Educational Institutions
Parishes:
58
 
Hospitals:
4
   
Degree Colleges:
Major Seminaries:
 
Orphanages:
1
   
Technical Training Centres:
2
Minor Seminaries:
 
Special Schools:
1
   
High Schools:
11
Monastries:
 
Crches:
   
Lower Primary Schools:
13
Convents:
 
Counselling Centres:
   
Presses & Media Centres:
Formation Houses:
3
 
Social Centres:
2
   
Professional Colleges:
Retreat Centres:
1
 
Dispensaries / Clinics:
24
   
Parallel Colleges:
 
Physically Challenged:
   
Higher Secondary :
19
       
Boarding Houses:
   
Upper Primary Schools:
6
       
HIV / AIDS Centres:
   
Nurseries/Pre-Primary :
1
       
De-addiction Centres:
1
       
          Aged & Destitute: 1        
     
       
History of the Diocese of Jabalpur
 
The diocese is situated in Madhya Pradesh and comprises the following districts: Jabalpur Damoh Mandla Shahdol Narsinghpur and the Tahsil of Lakhnadon in Seoni district.

Erected by the Brief "De Romoanorum Pontificum" dated July 18 1932 the Prefecture Apostolic of Jabalpur came into existence by dismembering from the Diocese of Nagpur the districts of Jabalpur Mandla Narsinghpur and the tahsil of Laknadon from the Diocese of Allahabad the districts of Sagar Damoh Rewa Siddhi Shahdol Satna Panna Chattarpur and Tikamgarh.

The Prefecture Apostolic was raised to a diocese by the Papal Bull "Wui Genus Humanum" dated July 5 1954 and Bp C. Dubbleman O. Praem was appointed First Bishop of Jabalpur.

When the Archdiocese of Bhopal was created the district of Sagar was dismembered from the Diocese of Jabalpur. And when the Exarchate of Satna was created the districts of Rewa Siddhi Satna Panna Chattarpur Tikamgarh were dismembered from the Diocese of Jabalpur.
Prelates of the Diocese of Jabalpur
Bishop NamePrelate Designation PeriodBishop NamePrelate Designation Period
Bp. Theophane M.Thannickunnel O. Praem 1977-2001 Bp. Leobard D'Souza 1966-1975
Bp. Conrad Dubbleman O. Praem 1932-1966