Ecclesiastical Details

Diocese of Jagdalpur
Heirarchy of the Diocese
Rite:
Syro-Malabar
Population: 2953463
 
Status:
Diocese
Catholics: 9869
 
Founded:
26-Feb-77
Diocesan Priests: 25
  Total area:
21366 sq. kms.
Religious Priests: 67
 
Province:
Raipur
Religious Sisters: 365
 
Region:
Chhattisgarh
Seminarians: 42
  Patron:
St. Joseph
  Languages: Hindi and many tribal dialects.?
  Civil States:

Chhattisgarh: Bastar Kanker Bijapur Narayanpur Dantewada Kondagaon and Sukma

Contact Diocese of Jagdalpur:
Bishop's House Lal BaghJagdalpur - 494 001 Dt. Bastar. CHATTISGARH.
Telephone 1:
07782-22 82 93 / 07782-22 83 07
Fax:
22 83 07
 
E-Mail Office:
bishopjg@sancharnet.in
Website:
 
Most Rev. Joseph Kollamparampil, Bishops of Jagdalpur
Name:
Most Rev. Joseph Kollamparampil
Designation:
Bishops     E-mail (P):
Canonical Possession:
    Telephone (P):
 
Other Present & Retired Ordinaries of the Diocese of Jagdalpur
 
Bishop NameDesignationPeriod
Most. Rev. Simon Stock Palathra CMI Retired
Pilgrim Centres in theDiocese of Jagdalpur
 
Ecclesiastical Institutions
 
Social / Charitable Institutions / Care Centres
Educational Institutions
Parishes:
39
 
Hospitals:
5
   
Degree Colleges:
Major Seminaries:
 
Orphanages:
   
Technical Training Centres:
Minor Seminaries:
1
 
Special Schools:
   
High Schools:
6
Monastries:
15
 
Crches:
   
Lower Primary Schools:
Convents:
21
 
Counselling Centres:
   
Presses & Media Centres:
Formation Houses:
 
Social Centres:
   
Professional Colleges:
Retreat Centres:
 
Dispensaries / Clinics:
12
   
Parallel Colleges:
 
Physically Challenged:
2
   
Higher Secondary :
       
Boarding Houses:
   
Upper Primary Schools:
5
       
HIV / AIDS Centres:
   
Nurseries/Pre-Primary :
16
       
De-addiction Centres:
       
          Aged & Destitute:        
     
       
History of the Diocese of Jagdalpur
 
The Diocese of Jagdalpur covers the civil division of Bastar in Chhattisgarh state. It was a part of Vishakhapatanam diocese. On August 15 1966 Bastar was separated from Vishakhapatanam diocese and added to the then Apostolic Prefecture of Raipur. The members of S.F.X congregation started working here.

On March 23 1972 Bastar was separated from Raipur and a new ecclesial unit called Exarchate of Jagdalpur was erected. The exarchate was entrusted to the then St. Joseph's Province of CMI congregation and Paulinus Jeerakath CMI was appointed as the exarch by the Papal Bull "Indorum Gentes".

Again the Jagdalpur was raised as eparchy of Jagdalpur and Msgr. Paulinus was appointed as the eparch by the Papal Bull "Nobismetipsis" of Pope Paul VI dated February 26 1977. The Episcopal Consecration of Msgr. Paulinus was on May 11 1977 at Mannanam of Kerala. Bishop Paulinus was called to eternal rest on August 6 1990.

Fr Kurian Macheril cmi was elected as the Diocesan Administrator on August 10 1990.
Prelates of the Diocese of Jagdalpur
Bishop NamePrelate Designation PeriodBishop NamePrelate Designation Period
Msgr. Kurian macheril CMI 1993- Bp. Paulinus Jeerakath 1977-1990