Ecclesiastical Details

Diocese of Satna
Heirarchy of the Diocese
Rite:
Syro-Malabar
Population: 1 11 20815
 
Status:
Diocese
Catholics: 3030
 
Founded:
29-Jul-68
Diocesan Priests: 47
  Total area:
4260435 sq.kms.
Religious Priests: 17
 
Province:
Bhopal
Religious Sisters: 149
 
Region:
Madhya Pradesh
Seminarians: 17
  Patron:
St. Vincent De Paul
  Languages: Hindi Baghelkandi Bunelkhandi and Urdu
  Civil States:

Chhatrapur Rewa Patna Satna Sidhi and Tikamgargh

Contact Diocese of Satna:
Bishop's House Post Box No. 22 Rewa RoadSatna 485 001. MADHYA PRADESH
Telephone 1:
07672-22 41 67 / 22 56 67
Fax:
22 56 67
 
E-Mail Office:
satnadiocese@gmail.com
Website:
 
Most Rev. Joseph Kodakallil, Bishops of Satna
Name:
Most Rev. Joseph Kodakallil
Designation:
Bishops     E-mail (P):
Canonical Possession:
    Telephone (P): 07672-22 55 06
 
Other Present & Retired Ordinaries of the Diocese of Satna
 
Bishop NameDesignationPeriod
Most Rev. Abraham Mattam VC Retired
Most Rev. Mathew Vaniakizhakkel VC Retired
Pilgrim Centres in theDiocese of Satna
 
Ecclesiastical Institutions
 
Social / Charitable Institutions / Care Centres
Educational Institutions
Parishes:
25
 
Hospitals:
2
   
Degree Colleges:
Major Seminaries:
 
Orphanages:
1
   
Technical Training Centres:
Minor Seminaries:
2
 
Special Schools:
   
High Schools:
16
Monastries:
5
 
Crches:
   
Lower Primary Schools:
Convents:
36
 
Counselling Centres:
   
Presses & Media Centres:
3
Formation Houses:
 
Social Centres:
   
Professional Colleges:
Retreat Centres:
 
Dispensaries / Clinics:
6
   
Parallel Colleges:
 
Physically Challenged:
3
   
Higher Secondary :
       
Boarding Houses:
   
Upper Primary Schools:
5
       
HIV / AIDS Centres:
   
Nurseries/Pre-Primary :
11
       
De-addiction Centres:
       
          Aged & Destitute:        
     
       
History of the Diocese of Satna
 
The Apostolic Exarchate of Satna of the Syro - Malabar Rite was erected by the Papal Bull "In More Est" dated July 29 1968 and was entrusted to the Vincentian Congregation (Syro - Malabar). Bifurcated from the diocese of Jabalpur it comprises six civil districts in Madhya Pradesh namely Sidhi Rewa Satna Panna Chhatarpur and Tikamgargh. At the inception of the exarchate there was only one station in the whole area namely Rewa. The Exarchate was made a suffragan ad instar to the Archdiocese of Bhopal. Msgr. Abraham D. Mattam vc was nominated as its Apostolic Exarch.

On February 26 1977 by the Papal Bull "Ecclesiarum Orientalium" of Pope Paul VI the Exarchate was raised to the status of an Eparchy. Mar Abraham D. Mattam was appointed as the first Bishop of Satna who was consecrated bishop on April 30 1977. Installation and the erection of the Diocese of Satna took place on July 31 1977. He served the diocese for the last 32 years in his capacity both as the Exarch and the Bishop. Mar Mathew Vaniakizhakkel vc was appointed on January 14 2000 consecrated and installed as Bishop of Satna on April 12 2000.

As per census of 1991 the population of the area is about 71 lakhs of which 17% people belong to Schedule Castes and 14% belongs to Schedule Tribes. People of this area are mainly dependent on agriculture.
Prelates of the Diocese of Satna
Bishop NamePrelate Designation PeriodBishop NamePrelate Designation Period
Bp. Abraham D. Mattam VC 1968-2000