Ecclesiastical Details

Diocese of Cuddapah
Heirarchy of the Diocese
Rite:
Latin
Population:
6487547
 
Status:
Diocese
Catholics:
77599
 
Founded:
19-Oct-76
Diocesan Priests:
138
  Total area:
16192 Sq. kms.
Religious Priests:
22
 
Province:
Hyderabad
Religious Sisters:
305
 
Region:
Andhra Pradesh
Seminarians:
25
  Patron:
St. Joseph
  Languages: Telugu Tamil English
  Civil States: Andhra Pradesh: Cuddapah and Chittoor
Contact Diocese Office :
Bishop's House Mariapuram Cuddapah - 516 003. ANDHRA.PRADESH.
Telephone 1:
08562-24 11 48 24 16 96 / 24 95 34
Fax:
24 95 34
 
E-Mail Office:
dkadapa1977@gmail.com
Website:
 
Most Rev. Gali Bali, Apostolic Administrator of Cuddapah
Name:
Most Rev. Gali Bali
Designation:
Apostolic Administrator     Period: 2018-
Telephone (P):
08562-32 21 44
E-mail (P): dkadapa1977@gmail.com
Other Present & Retired Ordinaries of the Diocese of Cuddapah
 
Bishops NameDesignationPeriod
Most Rev. Gali Bali Apostolic Administrator 2018-
Most Rev. Prasad Gallela Retired 2008-2018
Pilgrim Centres in theDiocese of Cuddapah
 
Ecclesiastical Institutions
 
Social / Charitable Institutions / Care Centres
Educational Institutions
Parishes:
413
 
Hospitals:
7
   
Degree Colleges:
3
Major Seminaries:
 
Orphanages:
2
   
Technical Training Centres:
2
Minor Seminaries:
 
Special Schools:
1
   
High Schools:
22
Monastries:
 
Crèches:
5
   
Lower Primary Schools:
29
Convents:
2
 
Counselling Centres:
   
Presses & Media Centres:
Formation Houses:
2
 
Social Centres:
2
   
Professional Colleges:
Retreat Centres:
1
 
Dispensaries / Clinics:
9
   
Parallel Colleges:
 
Physically Challenged:
   
Higher Secondary :
       
Boarding Houses:
24
   
Upper Primary Schools:
6
       
HIV / AIDS Centres:
1
   
Nurseries/Pre-Primary :
       
De-addiction Centres:
       
          Aged & Destitute: 3        
     
       
History of the Diocese of Cuddapah
 
The Diocese of Cuddapah was erected by the Papal Bull "Quoriam ad recte universum" dated October 28 1976 of Pope Paul VI. It comprises the civil districts of Cuddapah and Chittoor which hitherto were part of the Diocese of Nellore.

Bp Aruliah Somavarapa was appointed the First Bishop of Cuddapah. Bishop Moses Doraboina Prakasam took charge on Aug. 28 2002 and he was transferred to Nellore diocese on Dec. 07 2006.
Prelates of the Diocese of Cuddapah
Bishops NamePrelate's StatusPeriodBishops NamePrelate's StatusPeriod
Bp. Moses Doraboina Prakasam Bishop 2002 - 2007 Bp. Mallavarapu Prakash Bishop 1998 - 2002
Bp. S A Arulaiah Bishop 1977 - 1998