Ecclesiastical Details

Diocese of Lucknow
Heirarchy of the Diocese
Rite:
Latin
Population: 22,681,894
 
Status:
Diocese
Catholics: 6993
 
Founded:
12-Jan-40
Diocesan Priests: 84
  Total area:
28337 Sq. Kms.
Religious Priests: 17
 
Province:
Agra
Religious Sisters: 200
 
Region:
Agra
Seminarians:
  Patron:
St. Joseph St. Francis of Assisi
  Languages: Hindi Urdu English
  Civil States:

Uttar Pradesh: Lucknow Unnao Barabanki Gonda Bahraich Sitapur Hardoi Balrampur Shravasti and Kheri

Contact Diocese of Lucknow:
Bishop's House Hazratganj P.B No. 70 Lucknow - 226 001. UTTAR PRADESH
Telephone 1:
0522-26 25 472 26 15 644 / 0522-26 24 885
Fax:
26 24 885
 
E-Mail Office:
cbisluck@hotmail.com
Website:
 
Most Rev. Gerald John Mathias, Bishops of Lucknow
Name:
Most Rev. Gerald John Mathias
Designation:
Bishops     E-mail (P):
Canonical Possession:
    Telephone (P): 0522-22 83 467
 
Other Present & Retired Ordinaries of the Diocese of Lucknow
 
Pilgrim Centres in theDiocese of Lucknow
 
Ecclesiastical Institutions
 
Social / Charitable Institutions / Care Centres
Educational Institutions
Parishes:
39
 
Hospitals:
6
   
Degree Colleges:
1
Major Seminaries:
 
Orphanages:
1
   
Technical Training Centres:
3
Minor Seminaries:
 
Special Schools:
   
High Schools:
9
Monastries:
 
Crches:
   
Lower Primary Schools:
4
Convents:
 
Counselling Centres:
   
Presses & Media Centres:
Formation Houses:
6
 
Social Centres:
2
   
Professional Colleges:
Retreat Centres:
 
Dispensaries / Clinics:
7
   
Parallel Colleges:
 
Physically Challenged:
   
Higher Secondary :
28
       
Boarding Houses:
   
Upper Primary Schools:
7
       
HIV / AIDS Centres:
   
Nurseries/Pre-Primary :
       
De-addiction Centres:
1
       
          Aged & Destitute:        
     
       
History of the Diocese of Lucknow
 
The Lucknow diocese erected on January 12 1940 was part of the Diocese of Allahabad and when detached from it comprised 10 districts of the Allahabad diocese (Lucknow Unnao Barabanki Gonda Bahraich Sitapur Kheri Nainital and Almora) and two districts detached from the Archdiocese of Agra (Shahjahanpur and Pilibhit). The district of Bareilly was detached from Agra and joined to Lucknow diocese on Nov. 8 1951 though it had already been cared for by Lucknow from September 1948 by common agreement between the Archbishop of Agra and the Bishop of lucknow. The district of Almora has been divided into two districts by Government Decree dated February 24 1960 the name of the other district being Pithoragarh.

At the time of erection of this diocese Bp Angelo Poli ofm cap Bishop of Allahabad was appointed Administrator of the new diocese.

Due to the war the first Bishop of Lucknow was appointed only on December 12 1946 and took possession of the diocese on Feb. 16 1947.

Pope John Paul II on February 4 1989 erected the new Diocese of Bareilly comprising the civil districts of Bareilly Shahjahanpur Pilibhit Nainital Almora and Pithoragarh detaching from the territory of the Diocese of Lucknow.

At present the Diocese of Lucknow is comprised of eight civil districts of Uttar Pradesh: Lucknow Unnao Barabanki Gonda Bahraich Sitapur Hardoi and Kheri.
Prelates of the Diocese of Lucknow
Bishop NamePrelate Designation PeriodBishop NamePrelate Designation Period
Abp. Albert D'Souza 1992 - 2007 Abp. Alan Basil de Lastic 1984 -1990
Abp. Cecil DeSa 1971 -1983 Bp. Albert Conrad de Vito O.F.M. Cap. 1946 -1970
Rev. Joseph Angelo Poii OFM Cap 1940-1947