Ecclesiastical Details

Diocese of Karwar
Heirarchy of the Diocese
Rite:
Latin
Population: 1353000
 
Status:
Diocese
Catholics: 45608
 
Founded:
24-Jan-76
Diocesan Priests: 127
  Total area:
3300 Sq.km
Religious Priests: 17
 
Province:
Bangalore
Religious Sisters:
 
Region:
Karnataka
Seminarians:
  Patron:
St. Joseph
  Languages: Konkani Kannada Marathi
  Civil States:

Karnataka: Uttara Kannada (North Canara)

Contact Diocese of Karwar:
Bishop's Office Puneeth Sadan Shirwad Karwar - 581 306. KARNATAKA
Telephone 1:
08382-28 23 64 / 08382-28 24 52
Fax:
28 24 52
 
E-Mail Office:
karwardiocese@gmail.com
Website:
 
Most Rev. Derek Fernandes, Bishops of Karwar
Name:
Most Rev. Derek Fernandes
Designation:
Bishops     E-mail (P):
Canonical Possession:
    Telephone (P): 08382-28 23 63
 
Other Present & Retired Ordinaries of the Diocese of Karwar
 
Pilgrim Centres in theDiocese of Karwar
 
Ecclesiastical Institutions
 
Social / Charitable Institutions / Care Centres
Educational Institutions
Parishes:
69
 
Hospitals:
4
   
Degree Colleges:
3
Major Seminaries:
 
Orphanages:
4
   
Technical Training Centres:
4
Minor Seminaries:
 
Special Schools:
3
   
High Schools:
17
Monastries:
 
Crches:
   
Lower Primary Schools:
2
Convents:
 
Counselling Centres:
   
Presses & Media Centres:
Formation Houses:
4
 
Social Centres:
7
   
Professional Colleges:
Retreat Centres:
1
 
Dispensaries / Clinics:
9
   
Parallel Colleges:
 
Physically Challenged:
   
Higher Secondary :
5
       
Boarding Houses:
   
Upper Primary Schools:
4
       
HIV / AIDS Centres:
   
Nurseries/Pre-Primary :
2
       
De-addiction Centres:
2
       
          Aged & Destitute:        
     
       
History of the Diocese of Karwar
 
The Diocese comprising the whole civil district of Uttara Kannada was carved out from Belgaum diocese and erected as the Diocese of Karwar by the Decree 'Christi Missum" of Pope Paul VI dated January 24 1976.

Bp William Leonard D'Mello was appointed First Bishop of Karwar by an Apostolic Bull dated January 24 1976. He was ordained and installed as the First Bishop of Karwar on April 29 1977. He served the diocese of Karwar for 30 year with great pastoral care.
Prelates of the Diocese of Karwar
Bishop NamePrelate Designation PeriodBishop NamePrelate Designation Period
Bp. William Leonard D' Mello 1976-2007