Ecclesiastical Details

Diocese of Daltonganj
Heirarchy of the Diocese
Rite:
Latin
Population:
3189456
 
Status:
Diocese
Catholics:
62515
 
Founded:
05-Jun-71
Diocesan Priests:
46
  Total area:
14356 km2
Religious Priests:
26
 
Province:
Ranchi
Religious Sisters:
186
 
Region:
Jharkhand
Seminarians:
22
  Patron:
Shankti Ki Maharani
  Languages: Hindi Mundari Oraon Sadri
  Civil States: Palamau Garhwa Bokaro Chatra and Koderma
Contact Diocese Office :
Bishop's House Palamau Dt. Daltonganj - 822 101. JHARKHAND.
Telephone 1:
06562-22 26 43 / 22 22 13
Fax:
22 22 13
 
E-Mail Office:
dtj_gabrielkujur@rediffmail.com
Website:
 
Rev. Fr. Anand Jojo, Apostolic Administrator of Daltonganj
Name:
Rev. Fr. Anand Jojo
Designation:
Apostolic Administrator     Period: 2016-
Telephone (P):
06562-22 73 49
E-mail (P): dtj_gabrielkujur@rediffmail.com
Other Present & Retired Ordinaries of the Diocese of Daltonganj
 
Bishops NameDesignationPeriod
Rev. Fr. Anand Jojo Apostolic Administrator 2016-
Most Rev. Gabriel Kujur SJ Retired 1997-2016
Pilgrim Centres in theDiocese of Daltonganj
 
Ecclesiastical Institutions
 
Social / Charitable Institutions / Care Centres
Educational Institutions
Parishes:
23
 
Hospitals:
1
   
Degree Colleges:
1
Major Seminaries:
 
Orphanages:
1
   
Technical Training Centres:
Minor Seminaries:
1
 
Special Schools:
   
High Schools:
14
Monastries:
 
Crèches:
   
Lower Primary Schools:
21
Convents:
37
 
Counselling Centres:
1
   
Presses & Media Centres:
Formation Houses:
1
 
Social Centres:
4
   
Professional Colleges:
Retreat Centres:
1
 
Dispensaries / Clinics:
24
   
Parallel Colleges:
 
Physically Challenged:
   
Higher Secondary :
3
       
Boarding Houses:
36
   
Upper Primary Schools:
25
       
HIV / AIDS Centres:
   
Nurseries/Pre-Primary :
6
       
De-addiction Centres:
       
          Aged & Destitute: 1        
     
       
History of the Diocese of Daltonganj
 
The Diocese of Daltonganj was formerly part of the Ranchi Archdiocese. It was constituted as a separate diocese in 1971 and comprises the civil districts of Hazaribagh Palamau Garhwa Bokaro Chatra and Koderma. At the time of erection into a diocese Rt. Rev. George V. Sauipn sj. was the First Bishop. For the better pastoral care of the faithful on May 12 1995 the Diocese of Hazaribagh was established with the territory taken from the Daltonganj diocese. At present the Diocese of Daltonganj comprises of the civil districts of Palamau and Garhwa.
Prelates of the Diocese of Daltonganj
Bishops NamePrelate's StatusPeriodBishops NamePrelate's StatusPeriod
Bp. Charles Soreng SJ Bishop 1990-1995 Bp. George V Saupin SJ Bishop 1971 - 1988