Ecclesiastical Details

Diocese of Khammam
Heirarchy of the Diocese
Rite:
Latin
Population: 4.4 million
 
Status:
Diocese
Catholics: 30000
 
Founded:
03-Feb-77
Diocesan Priests: 58
  Total area:
5 54665 Sq.Km
Religious Priests: 10
 
Province:
Hyderabad
Religious Sisters: 272
 
Region:
Andhra Pradesh
Seminarians:
  Patron:
St. Pius
  Languages: Hindi Nimari Bhilali Korku?
  Civil States:

Telangana: Khammam

Contact Diocese of Khammam:
Bishop's House Khammam Post - 507 003. ANDRA PREDESH
Telephone 1:
0733-22 22 935 / 22 24 038
Fax:
22 24 038
 
E-Mail Office:
khandwadiocese@gmail.com
Website:
 
Most Rev. Paul Maipan, Bishops of Khammam
Name:
Most Rev. Paul Maipan
Designation:
Bishops     E-mail (P):
Canonical Possession:
    Telephone (P): 0733-22 23 603
 
Other Present & Retired Ordinaries of the Diocese of Khammam
 
Pilgrim Centres in theDiocese of Khammam
 
Ecclesiastical Institutions
 
Social / Charitable Institutions / Care Centres
Educational Institutions
Parishes:
87
 
Hospitals:
3
   
Degree Colleges:
Major Seminaries:
 
Orphanages:
   
Technical Training Centres:
4
Minor Seminaries:
2
 
Special Schools:
   
High Schools:
10
Monastries:
6
 
Crches:
   
Lower Primary Schools:
Convents:
49
 
Counselling Centres:
   
Presses & Media Centres:
Formation Houses:
4
 
Social Centres:
   
Professional Colleges:
Retreat Centres:
 
Dispensaries / Clinics:
20
   
Parallel Colleges:
 
Physically Challenged:
   
Higher Secondary :
6
       
Boarding Houses:
27
   
Upper Primary Schools:
22
       
HIV / AIDS Centres:
   
Nurseries/Pre-Primary :
       
De-addiction Centres:
       
          Aged & Destitute:        
     
       
History of the Diocese of Khammam
 
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Khamman ?is a diocese located in the city of Khamman in the Ecclesiastical province of Hyderabad in India.

The diocese of Khammam was bifurcated from the ecclesiastical jurisdiction of Warangal diocese by the Papal Bull ad "perpetuam rei memoriam" on February 11 1988. It comprises the entire revenue district of Khammam. Most. Rev. Joseph Rajappa was appointed as the first Bishop of Khammam diocese. The Christian faith in this area has a century old history.

The Mission work was actually launched by the PIME missionaries much before 1885 when this area was under the Hyderabad vicariate. The oldest Catholic Community brought to faith by Fr.F.Rolla PIME in 1905 still remains as a historical monument. Msgr. Vigano's Pastoral visits to different places could also bring some impact in the Christian communities. Because of their strenuous efforts we could now have the pride of having Bayyaram parish because the first one to yield the first vocation in the diocese and later five more.

The Diocese of Warangal was bifurcated from the Ecclesiastical territory of Hyderabad as a separate diocese comprising the districts of Warangal Khammam Karimnagar and Nalgonda by Pope Pious the XII on December 22 1952. Most Rev. Alphonsus Beretta PIME was the first Bishop of Warangal. On 8th January 1953 under the dynamic leadership and great vision of Bishop A. Beretta the Catholic Church in Khammam penetrated into interior places. Bishop Beretta set up many schools dispensaries boardings and launched other socio-economic developmental schemes. He invited several religious congregations to work in the rural belt of Khammam. In 1985 Bishop A. Beretta PIME retired and in1987 bishop Thumma Bala was appointed as the second Bishop of Warangal. Before he could realize his plans Khammam district was declared as a diocese in 1988. Bishop Joseph Rajappa was appointed as the first Bishop of Khammam. Unfortunately he died on the following year i.e. 27th December 1989 due to old age and illness. The diocese was administered for a couple of years by Rev.Fr.M. Lourdunathan. On January 31 1992 Fr.Marampudi Joji of Vijayawada diocese was appointed as second Bishop of Khammam. After four and a half years he was transferred to Vijayawada on December 18 1996. Rev. Fr. D. Melchior Raja PIME administered the diocese for a couple of months. On May 30 1997 Fr. Maipan Paul of Visakhapatnam diocese was appointed as the third Bishop of Khammam.
Prelates of the Diocese of Khammam
Bishop NamePrelate Designation PeriodBishop NamePrelate Designation Period
Bp. Marampudi Joji 1992-1997 Bp. Joseph Rajappa 1988-1989