Ecclesiastical Details

Diocese of Aurangabad
Heirarchy of the Diocese
Rite:
Latin
Population:
17,737,202
 
Status:
Diocese
Catholics:
8995
 
Founded:
17-Dec-77
Diocesan Priests:
26
  Total area:
64818 Sq. km
Religious Priests:
21
 
Province:
Nagpur
Religious Sisters:
163
 
Region:
Western
Seminarians:
  Patron:
St. Gonsalo Gracia St. Theresa of Child Jesus
  Languages: Marathi English Hindi Konkani Kannada Tamil and Malayalam.
  Civil States: Maharashtra: Aurangabad Jalna Parbhani Nanded Latur Bhir Hingoli and Osmanabad
Contact Diocese Office :
Bishop's House Aurangabad Cantt. 431 002 MAHARASHTRA
Telephone 1:
0240-23 70 245 /
Fax:
 
E-Mail Office:
bishopcolaco@gmail.com
Website:
 
Most Rev. Ambros Rebello, Bishops of Aurangabad
Name:
Most Rev. Ambros Rebello
Designation:
Bishops     Period: 2015-
Telephone (P):
E-mail (P): bishopcolaco@gmail.com
Other Present & Retired Ordinaries of the Diocese of Aurangabad
 
Bishops NameDesignationPeriod
Most Rev. Edwin Colaco Retired 2006-2015
Pilgrim Centres in theDiocese of Aurangabad
 
Ecclesiastical Institutions
 
Social / Charitable Institutions / Care Centres
Educational Institutions
Parishes:
23
 
Hospitals:
3
   
Degree Colleges:
Major Seminaries:
 
Orphanages:
5
   
Technical Training Centres:
1
Minor Seminaries:
 
Special Schools:
1
   
High Schools:
14
Monastries:
 
Crèches:
   
Lower Primary Schools:
4
Convents:
 
Counselling Centres:
   
Presses & Media Centres:
Formation Houses:
 
Social Centres:
8
   
Professional Colleges:
Retreat Centres:
 
Dispensaries / Clinics:
8
   
Parallel Colleges:
1
 
Physically Challenged:
   
Higher Secondary :
       
Boarding Houses:
   
Upper Primary Schools:
7
       
HIV / AIDS Centres:
   
Nurseries/Pre-Primary :
       
De-addiction Centres:
1
       
          Aged & Destitute:        
     
       
History of the Diocese of Aurangabad
 
The Diocese of Aurangabad was erected by the Decree 'Qui Arcano' (No. 1139/78) dated December 1997. It comprises of seven civil districts Aurangabad Jalna Parbhani and Nanded are taken from the Diocese of Amravati and Latur. Bhir and Osmanabad are taken from the Archdiocese of Hyderabad. This entire region constitutes a political unit named MARATHWADA in Maharashtra.
Prelates of the Diocese of Aurangabad
Bishops NamePrelate's StatusPeriodBishops NamePrelate's StatusPeriod
Bp. Sylvester Monteiro Bishop 1999 - 2005 Bp. Ignatius D'Cunha Bishop 1989 -1998
Bp. Dominic Joseph Abreo Bishop 1977-1987