Ecclesiastical Details

Diocese of Sivagangai
Heirarchy of the Diocese
Rite:
Latin
Population: 2,502,340
 
Status:
Diocese
Catholics: 1 87304
 
Founded:
03-Jul-87
Diocesan Priests: 153
  Total area:
12144 Sq. km
Religious Priests: 54
 
Province:
Madurai
Religious Sisters: 408
 
Region:
Tamil Nadu
Seminarians: 28
  Patron:
St. John de Britto
  Languages: Tamil English
  Civil States:

Tamil Nadu: Ramanathapuram and Sivagangai

Contact Diocese of Sivagangai:
Bishop's House Britto Nagar Melur Road Sivagangai 630 561. TAMIL NADU
Telephone 1:
04575-24 17 44 / 04575-24 29 54
Fax:
24 29 54
 
E-Mail Office:
svgbishop@gmail.com
Website:
 
Most Rev. Jebamalai Susaimanickam, Bishops of Sivagangai
Name:
Most Rev. Jebamalai Susaimanickam
Designation:
Bishops     E-mail (P):
Canonical Possession:
    Telephone (P): 04575-24 66 66
 
Other Present & Retired Ordinaries of the Diocese of Sivagangai
 
Pilgrim Centres in theDiocese of Sivagangai
 
Ecclesiastical Institutions
 
Social / Charitable Institutions / Care Centres
Educational Institutions
Parishes:
76
 
Hospitals:
4
   
Degree Colleges:
4
Major Seminaries:
 
Orphanages:
33
   
Technical Training Centres:
3
Minor Seminaries:
 
Special Schools:
4
   
High Schools:
18
Monastries:
29
 
Crches:
14
   
Lower Primary Schools:
75
Convents:
89
 
Counselling Centres:
1
   
Presses & Media Centres:
1
Formation Houses:
3
 
Social Centres:
1
   
Professional Colleges:
2
Retreat Centres:
2
 
Dispensaries / Clinics:
9
   
Parallel Colleges:
3
 
Physically Challenged:
1
   
Higher Secondary :
19
       
Boarding Houses:
9
   
Upper Primary Schools:
35
       
HIV / AIDS Centres:
1
   
Nurseries/Pre-Primary :
       
De-addiction Centres:
2
       
          Aged & Destitute: 4        
     
       
History of the Diocese of Sivagangai
 
Pope John Paul II by the Bull dated July 3 1987 decreed the erection of the Diocese of Sivagangai. The new Diocese of Sivagangai was bifurcated from the Madurai Archdiocese. Bp S. Edward Francis was the First Bishop of the New Diocese.

The territory of the Diocese of Sivagangai comprises the two civil districts of Ramanathapuram and Sivagangai. It has fifty-seven Parishes.

The foundation for the marvellous growth of the new Diocese of Sivagangai would be the labours and martyrdom of our patron saint St. John de Britto who was put to death at Oriyur on February 41693.
Prelates of the Diocese of Sivagangai
Bishop NamePrelate Designation PeriodBishop NamePrelate Designation Period
Bp. Edward Francis 1987- 2005