Ecclesiastical Details

Diocese of Jhabua
Heirarchy of the Diocese
Rite:
Latin
Population: 4023251
 
Status:
Diocese
Catholics: 37338
 
Founded:
25-Mar-02
Diocesan Priests: 47
  Total area:
Religious Priests: 22
 
Province:
Bhopal
Religious Sisters: 211
 
Region:
Madhya Pradesh
Seminarians: 25
  Patron:
Our Lady of Annunciation
  Languages: Hindi Bhili and Bhilali Malvi
  Civil States:

Madhya Pradesh: Jhabua Alirajpur Ratlam Mandsaur Neemuch and Sardarpur Tehsil of Dhar district

Contact Diocese of Jhabua:
Bishop's HouseMeghnagar - 457 779Jhabua Dist.MADHYA PRADESH
Telephone 1:
07390-28 48 29 / 07390-284831
Fax:
-292130
 
E-Mail Office:
Website:
 
Most Rev. Basil Bhuriya SVD, Bishops of Jhabua
Name:
Most Rev. Basil Bhuriya SVD
Designation:
Bishops     E-mail (P):
Canonical Possession:
    Telephone (P): 07390-28 48 30
 
Other Present & Retired Ordinaries of the Diocese of Jhabua
 
Pilgrim Centres in theDiocese of Jhabua
 
Ecclesiastical Institutions
 
Social / Charitable Institutions / Care Centres
Educational Institutions
Parishes:
31
 
Hospitals:
2
   
Degree Colleges:
Major Seminaries:
 
Orphanages:
   
Technical Training Centres:
1
Minor Seminaries:
1
 
Special Schools:
1
   
High Schools:
8
Monastries:
 
Crches:
   
Lower Primary Schools:
10
Convents:
23
 
Counselling Centres:
   
Presses & Media Centres:
Formation Houses:
 
Social Centres:
1
   
Professional Colleges:
Retreat Centres:
2
 
Dispensaries / Clinics:
10
   
Parallel Colleges:
 
Physically Challenged:
1
   
Higher Secondary :
9
       
Boarding Houses:
38
   
Upper Primary Schools:
9
       
HIV / AIDS Centres:
1
   
Nurseries/Pre-Primary :
       
De-addiction Centres:
       
          Aged & Destitute: 2        
     
       
History of the Diocese of Jhabua
 
Catholic Diocese of Jhabua was erected on March 1 2002 and came into existence on the 7th of June 2002 bifurcating the Catholic Diocese of Indore and Catholic Diocese of Udaipur with Bishop Chacko Thottumarickal SVD as its first Bishop. The Diocese comprises of five civil districts namely Jhabua Alirajpur Ratlam Mandsaur Neemuch and Sardarpur Tehsil of Dhar district of Madhya Pradesh on the border of Gujarat and Rajasthan states. The first mission station was started in 1896 at Thandla by Fr. Charles OFM. Cap the first Bhil missionary in Jhabua District.

On 24th October 2008 Bishop Chacko T. J. SVD was transferred to the Diocese of Indore as its Bishop. On the same day he was appointed as the Apostolic Administrator of the Jhabua Diocese. On the 11 may 2009 Holy Father Pope Benedict XVIth appointed Very Rev. Fr. Devprasad Ganawa SVD as the 2nd Bishop of Catholic Diocese of Jhabua. On 16th June 2009 he was ordained as Bishop of Jhabua Diocese.
Prelates of the Diocese of Jhabua
Bishop NamePrelate Designation PeriodBishop NamePrelate Designation Period
Bp. Chacko Thottumarickal 2002-2008