Ecclesiastical Details

Diocese of Mangalore
Heirarchy of the Diocese
Rite:
Latin
Population:
3744513
 
Status:
Diocese
Catholics:
267340
 
Founded:
1 September 1886
Diocesan Priests:
275
  Total area:
59024 sq. kms.
Religious Priests:
132
 
Province:
Bangalore
Religious Sisters:
1489
 
Region:
Karnataka
Seminarians:
19
  Patron:
St. Joseph
  Languages: Konkani Kannada English Tulu and Malayalam.
  Civil States: Karanataka: Dakshina Kannada Udupi and Kasargod.
Contact Diocese Office :
Bishop's House Kodialbail Post Dakshina Kannada Mangalore - 575 003.KARNATAKA.
Telephone 1:
0824-24 40 524 / 0824-24 44 035
Fax:
0824-24 44 035
 
E-Mail Office:
bishopap@sancharnet.in
Website:
 
Most Rev. Peter Paul Saldanha, Bishops of Mangalore
Name:
Most Rev. Peter Paul Saldanha
Designation:
Bishops     Period: 2018-
Telephone (P):
0824-24 40 421
E-mail (P): bishopap@sancharnet.in
Other Present & Retired Ordinaries of the Diocese of Mangalore
 
Bishops NameDesignationPeriod
Most Rev. Aloysius Paul D'Souza Retired -2018
Pilgrim Centres in theDiocese of Mangalore
 
Ecclesiastical Institutions
 
Social / Charitable Institutions / Care Centres
Educational Institutions
Parishes:
128
 
Hospitals:
5
   
Degree Colleges:
7
Major Seminaries:
1
 
Orphanages:
9
   
Technical Training Centres:
2
Minor Seminaries:
7
 
Special Schools:
1
   
High Schools:
55
Monastries:
3
 
Crèches:
4
   
Lower Primary Schools:
75
Convents:
158
 
Counselling Centres:
4
   
Presses & Media Centres:
2
Formation Houses:
6
 
Social Centres:
1
   
Professional Colleges:
2
Retreat Centres:
2
 
Dispensaries / Clinics:
3
   
Parallel Colleges:
11
 
Physically Challenged:
   
Higher Secondary :
11
       
Boarding Houses:
16
   
Upper Primary Schools:
75
       
HIV / AIDS Centres:
2
   
Nurseries/Pre-Primary :
33
       
De-addiction Centres:
1
       
          Aged & Destitute: 8        
     
       
History of the Diocese of Mangalore
 
The diocese Mangalore comprises of the civil districts of South Kanara and Udupi in Karnataka and Kasargod in Kerala. Since the beginning of the sixteenth century Mangalore which formed a part of Kanara passed several times successively under the jurisdiction of Goa Verapoly and Pondicherry.

On September 27 1879 Kanara was entrusted by the Holy See to the care of the Jesuit Province of Venice.

With the official proclamation of the establishment of the Indian hierarchy in a Council of the Bishops of Southern India at Bangalore on January 25 1887 Mangalore (including the present diocese of Calicut) took it's place in the Indian hierarchy as the diocese of Mangalore.

By an Apostolic Brief "Cum Auctus Fidelium Grex" on June 22 1923 the diocese of Mangalore was divided by separating from it the district of Malabar which forms the present diocese of Calicut. With this division the restricted diocese of Mangalore was entrusted to it's own clergy. By a decree of the Sacred Congregation for Propaganda Fide dated January 12 1960 the Hosdrug Taluk was detached from this diocese and was attached to the diocese of Calicut.
Prelates of the Diocese of Mangalore
Bishops NamePrelate's StatusPeriodBishops NamePrelate's StatusPeriod
Bp. Raymond D?Mello Bishop 1959 - 1964 Bp. Basil S. Peres Bishop 1955 - 1958
Bp. Victor R. Fernandes Bishop 1931 - 1955 Bp. Valerian J. D?Souza Bishop 1928 - 1930
Bp. Paul Penni sj Bishop 1910 - 1928 Bp. Abundius Cavadini sj Bishop 1895 - 1910
Bp. Maria Pagani sj Bishop 1887 - 1895 Bp. Nicholas Maria Pagani sj Bishop 1878 - 1886
Bp. Mary Epherm of Sacred Heart of Jesus ocd Bishop 1870 - 1873 Bp. Michael Antony of St. Louis ocd Bishop 1853 - 1870
Bp. Bernardine of St. Agnes ocd Bishop 1845 - 1853 Bp. Thomas de Castro Bishop 1674 - 1684