Ecclesiastical Details

Diocese of Jhansi
Heirarchy of the Diocese
Rite:
Latin
Population: 8232071
 
Status:
Diocese
Catholics: 3988
 
Founded:
12-Jan-40
Diocesan Priests: 68
  Total area:
24000 sq. kms.?
Religious Priests: 5
 
Province:
Agra
Religious Sisters: 149
 
Region:
Agra
Seminarians:
  Patron:
St. Jude Thaddues
  Languages: EnglishHindi & Urdu.
  Civil States:

Uttar Pradesh: Jhansi Lalitpur Jalaun Banda Chitrakoot Hamirpur and Mahoba

Contact Diocese of Jhansi:
Bishop's House64-Cantt. Jhansi - 284 001. UTTAR PRADESH
Telephone 1:
0510-23 70 024 24 71 391 / 0510-24 71 594
Fax:
24 71 594
 
E-Mail Office:
rcdjjhansi@yahoo.co.in
Website:
 
Most Rev. Peter Parapullil, Bishops of Jhansi
Name:
Most Rev. Peter Parapullil
Designation:
Bishops     E-mail (P):
Canonical Possession:
    Telephone (P): 0510-24 71 594 23 70 026
 
Other Present & Retired Ordinaries of the Diocese of Jhansi
 
Pilgrim Centres in theDiocese of Jhansi
 
Ecclesiastical Institutions
 
Social / Charitable Institutions / Care Centres
Educational Institutions
Parishes:
23
 
Hospitals:
2
   
Degree Colleges:
1
Major Seminaries:
 
Orphanages:
4
   
Technical Training Centres:
1
Minor Seminaries:
 
Special Schools:
1
   
High Schools:
8
Monastries:
 
Crches:
   
Lower Primary Schools:
5
Convents:
 
Counselling Centres:
   
Presses & Media Centres:
Formation Houses:
5
 
Social Centres:
5
   
Professional Colleges:
Retreat Centres:
1
 
Dispensaries / Clinics:
6
   
Parallel Colleges:
10
 
Physically Challenged:
   
Higher Secondary :
10
       
Boarding Houses:
   
Upper Primary Schools:
6
       
HIV / AIDS Centres:
   
Nurseries/Pre-Primary :
       
De-addiction Centres:
       
          Aged & Destitute: 1        
     
       
History of the Diocese of Jhansi
 
The Diocese of Jhansi comprises the civil districts of Banda Hamirpur Mahoba Jalaun Jhansi and Lalitpur in Uttar Pradesh and the civil districts of Datia Shivpuri Morena Bhind and Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh.

In 1929 the four districts of U.P. (Lalitpur was a part of Jhansi and Mohoba was a part of Hamirpur) were entrusted as a Mission to the Capuchins of the Maltese Province who had been working in the Diocese of Allahabad alongside the confreres the Bolongnese Fathers since 1929.

By a decree of Pope Pius XII "Ad Evangelicam Veritatem" dated January 12 1940 this mission was detached from the Allahabad diocese and erected into a Prefecture. On account of the Second World War it remained orphaned of its Prefect till January 21 1946.

On July 5 1954 the Prefecture was raised to the status of a diocese by the Decree "In Prefectura Apostolica" and Msgr F. X. Fenech ofm cap then Prefect Apostolic became the First Bishop of Jhansi. In 1963 Msgr Baptist Mudartha was nominated as Bishop Auxiliary to Bp Fenech and in August 1967 Bp Mudartha was installed as the First Indian Bishop of Jhansi.
Prelates of the Diocese of Jhansi
Bishop NamePrelate Designation PeriodBishop NamePrelate Designation Period
Bp. Frederick D' Souza 20012 - Bp. Baptist Mudartha 1967 - 1977
Bp. Francis Xavier Fenech OFM 1954 - 1967 Most Rev. Frederick D Souza