Ecclesiastical Details

Diocese of Tura
Heirarchy of the Diocese
Rite:
Latin
Population: 862,473
 
Status:
Diocese
Catholics: 258010
 
Founded:
01-Mar-73
Diocesan Priests: 47
  Total area:
1500 Sq. km
Religious Priests: 44
 
Province:
Shillong
Religious Sisters: 257
 
Region:
North Eastern
Seminarians: 18
  Patron:
Mary Help of Christians
  Languages: Garo Rapha Assamese Khasi Bengali English
  Civil States:

Meghalaya: East Garo Hills North Garo Hills South Garo Hills West Garo Hills South West Garo Hills (Ampati) and the part of Goalpara district south of Brahmaputra River

Contact Diocese of Tura:
Bishop's HouseWest Garo Hills Tura 794 001MEGHALAYA
Telephone 1:
03651-22 23 70 / 22 13 18
Fax:
22 13 18
 
E-Mail Office:
nokbishop@sancharnet.in
Website:
 
Most Rev. Andrew R Marak, Bishops of Tura
Name:
Most Rev. Andrew R Marak
Designation:
Bishops     E-mail (P):
Canonical Possession:
    Telephone (P): 03651-22 26 37
 
Other Present & Retired Ordinaries of the Diocese of Tura
 
Bishop NameDesignationPeriod
Most Rev. George Mamalassery Retired
Pilgrim Centres in theDiocese of Tura
 
Ecclesiastical Institutions
 
Social / Charitable Institutions / Care Centres
Educational Institutions
Parishes:
40
 
Hospitals:
1
   
Degree Colleges:
Major Seminaries:
 
Orphanages:
   
Technical Training Centres:
Minor Seminaries:
2
 
Special Schools:
   
High Schools:
34
Monastries:
 
Crches:
   
Lower Primary Schools:
104
Convents:
47
 
Counselling Centres:
   
Presses & Media Centres:
Formation Houses:
 
Social Centres:
1
   
Professional Colleges:
Retreat Centres:
 
Dispensaries / Clinics:
39
   
Parallel Colleges:
 
Physically Challenged:
1
   
Higher Secondary :
10
       
Boarding Houses:
86
   
Upper Primary Schools:
57
       
HIV / AIDS Centres:
   
Nurseries/Pre-Primary :
115
       
De-addiction Centres:
       
          Aged & Destitute: 2        
     
       
History of the Diocese of Tura
 
Tura was made a diocese on April 7 1973 by detaching territories from the Archdiocese of Shillong - Guwahati. The diocese comprises East and West Garo Hills districts and the part of Goalpara district south of Brahmaputra River.

Bp Orestes Marengo sdb former Bishop of Dibrugarh and later Bishop of Tezpur from which he resigned in 1969 was appointed Apostolic Administrator of Tura. The Holy Father relieved Bp Marengo of the office of Apostolic Administrator of Tura on February 8 1979 and appointed Bp George Mamalassery of the Diocesan Clergy as the bishop.
Prelates of the Diocese of Tura
Bishop NamePrelate Designation PeriodBishop NamePrelate Designation Period
Bp. George Mamalassery 1979-2007