Ecclesiastical Details

Diocese of Muzaffarpur
Heirarchy of the Diocese
Rite:
Latin
Population: 22,039,714
 
Status:
Diocese
Catholics: 5212
 
Founded:
06-Mar-80
Diocesan Priests: 32
  Total area:
2822 sq. kms.
Religious Priests: 11
 
Province:
Patna
Religious Sisters: 100
 
Region:
Bijhan
Seminarians:
  Patron:
Our Lady of Perpetual Help
  Languages: Hindi Bhojpuri Maithili Santhali
  Civil States:

Bihar: Vaishali Samastipur Sitamarhi Darbhanga Madhubani Saharsa Begusarai Muzaffarpur Khagaria Sheohar Madhepura and Supaul

Contact Diocese of Muzaffarpur:
Bishop's House Kalambagh Road Muzaffarpur Post 842 001. BIHAR.
Telephone 1:
0621-22 43 225 / 0621-22 43 225
Fax:
22 43 225
 
E-Mail Office:
muzdioc@sancharnet.in
Website:
 
Most Rev. Cajetan Francis Osta, Bishops of Muzaffarpur
Name:
Most Rev. Cajetan Francis Osta
Designation:
Bishops     E-mail (P):
Canonical Possession:
    Telephone (P):
 
Other Present & Retired Ordinaries of the Diocese of Muzaffarpur
 
Bishop NameDesignationPeriod
Most Rev. John Baptist Thakur SJ Retired
Pilgrim Centres in theDiocese of Muzaffarpur
 
Ecclesiastical Institutions
 
Social / Charitable Institutions / Care Centres
Educational Institutions
Parishes:
21
 
Hospitals:
3
   
Degree Colleges:
Major Seminaries:
 
Orphanages:
   
Technical Training Centres:
Minor Seminaries:
 
Special Schools:
   
High Schools:
7
Monastries:
 
Crches:
   
Lower Primary Schools:
11
Convents:
 
Counselling Centres:
   
Presses & Media Centres:
Formation Houses:
2
 
Social Centres:
12
   
Professional Colleges:
Retreat Centres:
1
 
Dispensaries / Clinics:
14
   
Parallel Colleges:
 
Physically Challenged:
   
Higher Secondary :
2
       
Boarding Houses:
   
Upper Primary Schools:
7
       
HIV / AIDS Centres:
   
Nurseries/Pre-Primary :
1
       
De-addiction Centres:
       
          Aged & Destitute: 3        
     
       
History of the Diocese of Muzaffarpur
 
In 1980 the Diocese of Patna in North Bihar was divided into two. The part lying north of the Ganges river became the present Diocese of Muzaffarpur. In March 1980 Pope John Paul II appointed Fr John B. Thakur sj the First Bishop of the new diocese.

Muzaffarpur diocese comprises the following 17 civil districts of the state of Bihar: West Champaran East Champaran Muzaffarpur Gopalganj Siwan Saran Vaishali Samastipur Sitamarhi Darbhanga Madhubani Saharsa Begusarai Madhupura Khagaria Madhepura Supaul.
Prelates of the Diocese of Muzaffarpur