Ecclesiastical Details

Diocese of Shimoga
Heirarchy of the Diocese
Rite:
Latin
Population: 5357706
 
Status:
Diocese
Catholics:
 
Founded:
00:00.0
Diocesan Priests: 52
  Total area:
5893 Sq kms
Religious Priests: 31
 
Province:
Bangalore
Religious Sisters: 224
 
Region:
Karnataka
Seminarians: 3
  Patron:
Sacred Heart of Jesus
  Languages: Kannada Tamil Konkani Malayalam?
  Civil States:

Shimoga Chitradurga and Davanagere

Contact Diocese of Shimoga:
Bishops HouseSagar RoadShimoga - 577 204KARNATAKA
Telephone 1:
08182-322999 / 25 16 17
Fax:
25 16 17
 
E-Mail Office:
malligemane2011@gmailcom
Website:
 
Most Rev Francis Serrao SJ, Bishops of Shimoga
Name:
Most Rev Francis Serrao SJ
Designation:
Bishops     E-mail (P):
Canonical Possession:
    Telephone (P): 08182-25 08 15
 
Other Present & Retired Ordinaries of the Diocese of Shimoga
 
Pilgrim Centres in theDiocese of Shimoga
 
Ecclesiastical Institutions
 
Social / Charitable Institutions / Care Centres
Educational Institutions
Parishes:
48
 
Hospitals:
4
   
Degree Colleges:
2
Major Seminaries:
 
Orphanages:
   
Technical Training Centres:
4
Minor Seminaries:
 
Special Schools:
   
High Schools:
22
Monastries:
12
 
Crches:
   
Lower Primary Schools:
35
Convents:
34
 
Counselling Centres:
   
Presses & Media Centres:
Formation Houses:
1
 
Social Centres:
11
   
Professional Colleges:
Retreat Centres:
 
Dispensaries / Clinics:
5
   
Parallel Colleges:
 
Physically Challenged:
   
Higher Secondary :
       
Boarding Houses:
6
   
Upper Primary Schools:
24
       
HIV / AIDS Centres:
   
Nurseries/Pre-Primary :
36
       
De-addiction Centres:
       
          Aged & Destitute: 1        
     
       
History of the Diocese of Shimoga
 
The Diocese of Shimoga in Karnataka India was erected on 14th November 1988 by virtue of the Apostolic Bull of Pope John Paul II entitled ??Id Spectantes? On the same day the Rt Rev Msgr Ignatius Pinto Vicar General Archdiocese of Bangalore was appointed its First Bishop by His Holiness Pope John Paul II through his Apostolic Letter ??Bonevolentiam quidem Nostram? The Episcopal Ordination of the first bishop of Shimoga took place on 31st January 1989 at the Sacred Heart Cathedral grounds Shimoga He was promoted as Archbishop of Bangalore on 10th September 1998 and installed on 25th November 1998

The Second Bishop Most Rev Gerald Isaac Lobo was ordained Bishop by Archbishop Most Rev Ignatius Pinto on the 20th March 2000 at Sacred Heart Cathedral

On March 19 2014 the Holy Father Francis appointed Msgr Francis SerraoSJ as the Bishop of the Diocese of Shimoga He was appointed as the third bishop of Diocese of Shimoga and was ordained as Bishop on 07 May 2014 by Archbishop Most Rev Salvatore Pennacchio the Apostolic Nuncio of India at Sacred Heart Cathedral Shimoga?

The Diocese of Shimoga comprises of the civil districts of Shimoga separated from Chikmagalur Diocese and Chitradurga dismembered from Bangalore Archdiocese Diocese of Shimoga is the eighth Latin diocese in Karnataka and a suffragan of the Metropolitan See of Bangalore On 15th August 1997 the State Government bifurcated the district of Chitradurga and created the district of Davanagere

The Total extent of the territory of the Diocese is 22893 Sq Kms The total population according to the 2011 Census is Census is 53 57 706of whom 19 447are Catholics
Prelates of the Diocese of Shimoga
Bishop NamePrelate Designation PeriodBishop NamePrelate Designation Period
Bp. Gerald Isaac Lobo 2000-2012