Ecclesiastical Details

Diocese of Jalandhar
Heirarchy of the Diocese
Rite:
Latin
Population: 26,982,743
 
Status:
Diocese
Catholics: 116968
 
Founded:
17-Jan-52
Diocesan Priests: 81
  Total area:
3 819 Sq.km
Religious Priests: 62
 
Province:
Delhi
Religious Sisters: 619
 
Region:
North Eastern
Seminarians:
  Patron:
Blessed Virgin Mary & St. Francis of Assisi
  Languages: Punjabi Hindi Urdu Pahari English?
  Civil States:

Punjab: Amritsar Faridkot Ferozepore Fazilka Gurdaspur Hoshiarpur Jalandhar Kapurthala Ludhiana Moga Muktsar Nawanshahar Tarn Taran and Pathankot districts and Anandpur Sahib tehsil of Ropar district Himachal Pradesh: Chamba Hamirpur Kangra and Una

Contact Diocese of Jalandhar:
Bishop's HouseH.NO 175 Civil Lines PostJalandhar City - 144 001.PUNJAB.
Telephone 1:
0181-22 23 987 / 22 22 634
Fax:
22 22 634
 
E-Mail Office:
diojal5ab@gmail.com
Website:
 
Most Rev. Franco Mulakkal, Bishops of Jalandhar
Name:
Most Rev. Franco Mulakkal
Designation:
Bishops     E-mail (P):
Canonical Possession:
    Telephone (P): 0181-22 22 634
 
Other Present & Retired Ordinaries of the Diocese of Jalandhar
 
Pilgrim Centres in theDiocese of Jalandhar
 
Ecclesiastical Institutions
 
Social / Charitable Institutions / Care Centres
Educational Institutions
Parishes:
106
 
Hospitals:
5
   
Degree Colleges:
1
Major Seminaries:
 
Orphanages:
6
   
Technical Training Centres:
4
Minor Seminaries:
 
Special Schools:
4
   
High Schools:
75
Monastries:
 
Crches:
   
Lower Primary Schools:
20
Convents:
 
Counselling Centres:
   
Presses & Media Centres:
Formation Houses:
13
 
Social Centres:
1
   
Professional Colleges:
Retreat Centres:
2
 
Dispensaries / Clinics:
15
   
Parallel Colleges:
 
Physically Challenged:
   
Higher Secondary :
12
       
Boarding Houses:
   
Upper Primary Schools:
6
       
HIV / AIDS Centres:
   
Nurseries/Pre-Primary :
46
       
De-addiction Centres:
       
          Aged & Destitute: 3        
     
       
History of the Diocese of Jalandhar
 
The Diocese of Jalandhar comprises the civil districts of Amritsar Faridkot Ferozepore Gurdaspur Hoshiarpur Jalandhar Kapurthala Ludhiana Moga Muktsar and Nawanshahar in Punjab and Chamba Hamirpur Kangra and Una in Himachal Pradesh.

Until the Partition of India in 1947 this area was part of the Diocese of Lahore looked after by the Capuchin Fathers of the Belgian province. On January 17 1952 the Apostolic Prefecture of Jalandhar was created by the Apostolic Constitution "Inter Ceteras Curas" of Pope Pius XII. It was entrusted to the British Province of the Capuchins and Msgr Francis Alban Swarbrick ofm cap. was made the Prefect.

Pope Paul VI raised the Prefecture of Jalandhar to the status of a diocese on December 6 1971 by the Apostolic Bull "Ad Perpetuam Rei Memoriam" and Bp Symphorian Keeprath ofm cap. was appointed its First Bishop. Who served the diocese of Jalandhar for 34 years with great zeal.
Prelates of the Diocese of Jalandhar
Bishop NamePrelate Designation PeriodBishop NamePrelate Designation Period
Bp. Symphorian Thomas Keeprath 1971 - 2007