Ecclesiastical Details

Diocese of Jaipur
Heirarchy of the Diocese
Rite:
Latin
Population:
 
Status:
Diocese
Catholics: 4657
 
Founded:
00:00.0
Diocesan Priests: 14
  Total area:
29418 Sq km
Religious Priests: 32
 
Province:
Agra
Religious Sisters:
 
Region:
Agra
Seminarians:
  Patron:
Our Lady of Annunciation
  Languages: Hindi English Marwari and?Bhili
  Civil States:

Rajasthan: Jaipur Karauli Sawai Madhopur Dausa Alwar Sikar Jhunjhunu Bikaner Nagaur Churu Hanumangarh and Sri Ganganagar

Contact Diocese of Jaipur:
Bishops House Ghat Gate Jaipur - 302 003 RAJASTHAN
Telephone 1:
0141-26 00 743 / 0141-26 00 743
Fax:
26 00 743
 
E-Mail Office:
cathbishjaipur@rediffmailcom
Website:
 
Most Rev Oswald Lewis, Bishops of Jaipur
Name:
Most Rev Oswald Lewis
Designation:
Bishops     E-mail (P):
Canonical Possession:
    Telephone (P): 0141-51 44 424
 
Other Present & Retired Ordinaries of the Diocese of Jaipur
 
Pilgrim Centres in theDiocese of Jaipur
 
Ecclesiastical Institutions
 
Social / Charitable Institutions / Care Centres
Educational Institutions
Parishes:
25
 
Hospitals:
2
   
Degree Colleges:
1
Major Seminaries:
 
Orphanages:
   
Technical Training Centres:
1
Minor Seminaries:
 
Special Schools:
   
High Schools:
7
Monastries:
 
Crches:
   
Lower Primary Schools:
7
Convents:
 
Counselling Centres:
   
Presses & Media Centres:
Formation Houses:
1
 
Social Centres:
5
   
Professional Colleges:
Retreat Centres:
 
Dispensaries / Clinics:
3
   
Parallel Colleges:
 
Physically Challenged:
   
Higher Secondary :
14
       
Boarding Houses:
   
Upper Primary Schools:
4
       
HIV / AIDS Centres:
   
Nurseries/Pre-Primary :
1
       
De-addiction Centres:
       
          Aged & Destitute: 3        
     
       
History of the Diocese of Jaipur
 
The new diocese comprises of 12 districts in Rajasthan all until now in the Diocese of Ajmer-Jaipur: Jaipur Karauli Sawai Madhopur Dausa Alwar Sikar Jhunjhunu Bikaner Nagaur Churu Hanumangarh and Sri Ganganagar covering an area of 129060 sq kms with a population of about 25828271 out of which about 4096 Catholics Jaipur is also the Capital of the State of Rajasthan There are currently 32 Priests and 117 Religious Sisters working in the territory of the new Diocese

The first Bishop of Jaipur Most Rev Oswald Lewis was born on July 30 1944 ordained priest on December 30 1972 for the Diocese of Lucknow and was appointed as the Co-adjutor Bishop Meerut on April 16 1998 Bishop Oswald during his long priestly ministry in Lucknow held varied and important assignments in pastoral educational and administrative areas He was the Parish Priest of the Cathedral Principal of Schools Vicar General and Administrator of the Diocese of Lucknow He was for over 12 years Secretary of the Association of Catholic Education Institutions in UP (1985-1997) at the end of which he was given the ƒ??Bharat Jyotiƒ? Award for ƒ??Best Educationistƒ?? by the Governor of UP
Prelates of the Diocese of Jaipur