Ecclesiastical Details

Diocese of Simdega
Heirarchy of the Diocese
Rite:
Latin
Population: 526 000
 
Status:
Diocese
Catholics: 180225
 
Founded:
28-May-93
Diocesan Priests: 89
  Total area:
9583 Kms
Religious Priests: 27
 
Province:
Ranchi
Religious Sisters: 211
 
Region:
Jharkhand
Seminarians: 60
  Patron:
St. Batholomew
  Languages: Hindi Mundari Oraon Kharia and Nagpuria
  Civil States:

Jharkhand: Simdega

Contact Diocese of Simdega:
Bishop's House P.O.Simdega - 835 223 Dt Simdega JHARKHAND.
Telephone 1:
06525-22 53 33 22 50 86 /
Fax:
 
E-Mail Office:
Website:
 
Most Rev. Vincent Barwa, Bishops of Simdega
Name:
Most Rev. Vincent Barwa
Designation:
Bishops     E-mail (P):
Canonical Possession:
    Telephone (P): 06525-22 52 68
 
Other Present & Retired Ordinaries of the Diocese of Simdega
 
Bishop NameDesignationPeriod
Most Rev. Joseph Minj Retired
Pilgrim Centres in theDiocese of Simdega
 
Ecclesiastical Institutions
 
Social / Charitable Institutions / Care Centres
Educational Institutions
Parishes:
39
 
Hospitals:
   
Degree Colleges:
4
Major Seminaries:
 
Orphanages:
   
Technical Training Centres:
3
Minor Seminaries:
2
 
Special Schools:
   
High Schools:
31
Monastries:
 
Crches:
   
Lower Primary Schools:
116
Convents:
37
 
Counselling Centres:
   
Presses & Media Centres:
Formation Houses:
 
Social Centres:
1
   
Professional Colleges:
Retreat Centres:
2
 
Dispensaries / Clinics:
29
   
Parallel Colleges:
 
Physically Challenged:
   
Higher Secondary :
       
Boarding Houses:
   
Upper Primary Schools:
39
       
HIV / AIDS Centres:
   
Nurseries/Pre-Primary :
3
       
De-addiction Centres:
       
          Aged & Destitute:        
     
       
History of the Diocese of Simdega
 
The Diocese of Simdega was erected by Pope john Paul II with territory taken from the Archdiocese of Ranchi. The Catholic Diocese of Simdega consists of the civil subdivision of Simdega.?Simdega is located in the south-western part of the state of Jharkhand. Simdega is surrounded by Gumla district in the North Khunti and West Singhbhum in the east Chhattisgarh state in the west and Orissa state in the South.?

The Catholic population of this diocese consists of tribals mainly Khariyas Mundas Oraons and Baraiks.

Bp Joseph Minj was appointed the First Bishop of Simdega.
Prelates of the Diocese of Simdega
Bishop NamePrelate Designation PeriodBishop NamePrelate Designation Period
Bp. Joseph Minj Bishop 1993 - 2008