Ecclesiastical Details

Diocese of Warangal
Heirarchy of the Diocese
Rite:
Latin
Population: 7,934,875
 
Status:
Diocese
Catholics: 71406
 
Founded:
22-Dec-52
Diocesan Priests: 88
  Total area:
Religious Priests: 59
 
Province:
Hyderabad
Religious Sisters: 489
 
Region:
Andhra Pradesh
Seminarians:
  Patron:
Our Lady of Fatima
  Languages: Telugu Urdu Tamil and English
  Civil States:

Telangana: Warangal and Karimnagar

Contact Diocese of Warangal:
Bishop's HouseFatimanagar Warangal 506 004A.P.
Telephone 1:
0870- 24 59 128 / (0870) 24 59 499
Fax:
(0870) 24 59 499
 
E-Mail Office:
bishopthummabala@rediffmail.com
Website:
 
Most Rev. Udumula Bala, Bishops of Warangal
Name:
Most Rev. Udumula Bala
Designation:
Bishops     E-mail (P):
Canonical Possession:
    Telephone (P):
 
Other Present & Retired Ordinaries of the Diocese of Warangal
 
Pilgrim Centres in theDiocese of Warangal
 
Ecclesiastical Institutions
 
Social / Charitable Institutions / Care Centres
Educational Institutions
Parishes:
62
 
Hospitals:
1
   
Degree Colleges:
1
Major Seminaries:
 
Orphanages:
1
   
Technical Training Centres:
7
Minor Seminaries:
 
Special Schools:
3
   
High Schools:
60
Monastries:
 
Crches:
   
Lower Primary Schools:
9
Convents:
 
Counselling Centres:
   
Presses & Media Centres:
Formation Houses:
17
 
Social Centres:
9
   
Professional Colleges:
Retreat Centres:
2
 
Dispensaries / Clinics:
10
   
Parallel Colleges:
 
Physically Challenged:
   
Higher Secondary :
3
       
Boarding Houses:
   
Upper Primary Schools:
1
       
HIV / AIDS Centres:
   
Nurseries/Pre-Primary :
       
De-addiction Centres:
4
       
          Aged & Destitute: 5        
     
       
History of the Diocese of Warangal
 
The Diocese of Warangal was detached from the ecclesiastical territory of Hyderabad and was created by the Apostolic Constitution of Pius XII on December 22 1952. Bp Alphonsus Beretta PIME was appointed the First Bishop of Warangal transferring him from the See of Hyderabad. It comprised then of the civil districts of Warangal Nalgonda Khammam and Karimnagar. In 1977 the civil district of Nalgonda was separated and formed into a new Diocese of Nalgonda. In December 1985 Bp A. Beretta PIME retired. Msgr K. Joseph was the Administrator in 1986 Bp Thumma Bala has taken over the diocese as the second Bishop in March 1987. He hails from the same Diocese of Warangal. In 1988 the civil district of Khammam has been separated and formed into a new Diocese of Khammam. Now the Diocese is left with the civil districts of Warangal and Karimnagar.

Prelates of the Diocese of Warangal
Bishop NamePrelate Designation PeriodBishop NamePrelate Designation Period
Bp. Thumma Bala 1986 - 2011 Bp. Alphonsus Beretta P.I.M.E 1953 -1985