Ecclesiastical Details

Diocese of Meerut
Heirarchy of the Diocese
Rite:
Latin
Population:
29520400
 
Status:
Diocese
Catholics:
28875
 
Founded:
Diocesan Priests:
66
  Total area:
36000 Sq. km
Religious Priests:
51
 
Province:
Agra
Religious Sisters:
627
 
Region:
Agra
Seminarians:
18
  Patron:
  Languages: Hindu Urdu Punjabi English
  Civil States: Uttar Pradesh: Meerut Muzaffarnagar Saharanpur Moradabad Rampur Jyotiba Phule Nagar Ghaziabad Baghpat and the Tehsil of Dhampur of Bijnor Uttarakhand: Dehradun and Haridwar
Contact Diocese Office :
Bishop's House 283 Roorkee Road Meerut Cantt. 250 001. UTTAR PRADESH
Telephone 1:
0121-26 42 790 /
Fax:
 
E-Mail Office:
directormss2@bsnl.in
Website:
 
Most Rev. Francis Kalist, Bishops of Meerut
Name:
Most Rev. Francis Kalist
Designation:
Bishops     Period: 2009-
Telephone (P):
E-mail (P): directormss2@bsnl.in
Other Present & Retired Ordinaries of the Diocese of Meerut
 
Pilgrim Centres in theDiocese of Meerut
 
Pilgrim PlaceWebsite
Basilica of Our Lady of Graces, Sardhana sardhanachurch.org
Ecclesiastical Institutions
 
Social / Charitable Institutions / Care Centres
Educational Institutions
Parishes:
120
 
Hospitals:
13
   
Degree Colleges:
1
Major Seminaries:
 
Orphanages:
2
   
Technical Training Centres:
3
Minor Seminaries:
4
 
Special Schools:
1
   
High Schools:
35
Monastries:
17
 
Crèches:
   
Lower Primary Schools:
17
Convents:
97
 
Counselling Centres:
   
Presses & Media Centres:
Formation Houses:
 
Social Centres:
4
   
Professional Colleges:
Retreat Centres:
 
Dispensaries / Clinics:
14
   
Parallel Colleges:
 
Physically Challenged:
   
Higher Secondary :
36
       
Boarding Houses:
16
   
Upper Primary Schools:
17
       
HIV / AIDS Centres:
   
Nurseries/Pre-Primary :
48
       
De-addiction Centres:
       
          Aged & Destitute: 5        
     
       
History of the Diocese of Meerut
 
By the Apostolic Bull "Quandoquidem Christus" of February 20 1956 the present civil district of Meerut Saharanpur Muzaffarnagar Dehra Dun Rampur Moradabad Bijnor Garhwal Tehri Chamoli Uttarkashi Ghaziabad and Haridwar in west (U.P) were detached from the Archdiocese of Agra and formed into the Diocese of Meerut.

In May 1972 the new Diocese of Bijnor was formed the districts of Bijnor (excluding Dhampur Tehsil) Garhwal Tehri Uttarkashi and Chamoli taken from Meerut Diocese.

The boundaries of Meerut Diocese are: north -Diocese of Bijnor: south-Agra Archdiocese; east-Lucknow and Bareilly dioceses west-Delhi Archdiocese and Simla-Chandigarh Diocese.

The Church of Our Lady of graces Sardhana was raised to the dignity of a minor Basilica by Pope John XIII on December 13 1961.
Prelates of the Diocese of Meerut
Bishops NamePrelate's StatusPeriodBishops NamePrelate's StatusPeriod
Bp. Oswald Joseph Lewis Bishop 1998- 2005 Most Rev. Patrick Nair Bishop 1974-2008
Bp. Patrick Nair Bishop 1974 - 2009 Bp. Joseph B. Evangelisti ofm cap Bishop 1956 - 1973