Ecclesiastical Details

Diocese of Port Blair
Heirarchy of the Diocese
Rite:
Latin
Population: 356,152
 
Status:
Diocese
Catholics: 33695
 
Founded:
22-Jun-84
Diocesan Priests: 23
  Total area:
109950 Sq.kms.
Religious Priests: 20
 
Province:
Ranchi
Religious Sisters: 95
 
Region:
Jharkhand
Seminarians: 5
  Patron:
Stella Maris
  Languages: Tamil Malayalam Telugu English Hindi Bengali and Nicobari.
  Civil States:

Andaman and Nicobar

Contact Diocese of Port Blair:
Catholic Bishop's House Post Box No. 466 Junglighat Post Port Blair 744 103. ANDAMANS.
Telephone 1:
03192-23 29 79 / 23 04 64
Fax:
23 04 64
 
E-Mail Office:
portblaircathdiocese@gmail.com
Website:
 
Most Rev. Aleixo Das Neves Dias SFX, Bishops of Port Blair
Name:
Most Rev. Aleixo Das Neves Dias SFX
Designation:
Bishops     E-mail (P):
Canonical Possession:
    Telephone (P): 03192-23 04 45
 
Other Present & Retired Ordinaries of the Diocese of Port Blair
 
Pilgrim Centres in theDiocese of Port Blair
 
Ecclesiastical Institutions
 
Social / Charitable Institutions / Care Centres
Educational Institutions
Parishes:
77
 
Hospitals:
1
   
Degree Colleges:
Major Seminaries:
 
Orphanages:
1
   
Technical Training Centres:
1
Minor Seminaries:
1
 
Special Schools:
   
High Schools:
2
Monastries:
 
Crches:
   
Lower Primary Schools:
5
Convents:
20
 
Counselling Centres:
   
Presses & Media Centres:
Formation Houses:
 
Social Centres:
5
   
Professional Colleges:
Retreat Centres:
1
 
Dispensaries / Clinics:
10
   
Parallel Colleges:
 
Physically Challenged:
   
Higher Secondary :
2
       
Boarding Houses:
8
   
Upper Primary Schools:
1
       
HIV / AIDS Centres:
   
Nurseries/Pre-Primary :
7
       
De-addiction Centres:
       
          Aged & Destitute: 1        
     
       
History of the Diocese of Port Blair
 
Andaman and Nicobar is an Union Territory. It comprises of about 350 islands situated in the Bay of Bengal. Port Blair a former British Penal settlement named after Captain Blair of the East India Company is the Capital of the Union Territory. It is connected both by air and sea to the mainland (Chennai and Kolkatta) a distance of 1300 kms.
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The population is a cosmopolitan group of Bengalis Punjabis Tamilians Malayalis Orissa Chatishgarh Jharkhand and a sprinkling from almost all the other states of India.

The Andaman and Nicobar Mission was taken care of by the Archdiocese of Rangoon - Burma. After the independence in 1947 the Holy See handed over the whole area of Andaman and Nicobar to the Archbishop of Ranchi. In 1965 at the request of the Archbishop of Ranchi the Andamans and Nicobar was handed over by the Holy See to the Pilar Fathers Pilar Goa. On June 22 1984 His Holiness Pope John Paul II elevated it into a diocese and appointed Most Rev Alex Dias sfx once a priest here its first Bishop.
Prelates of the Diocese of Port Blair