Ecclesiastical Details

Diocese of Gumla
Heirarchy of the Diocese
Rite:
Latin
Population:
1,025,656
 
Status:
Diocese
Catholics:
162285
 
Founded:
28-May-93
Diocesan Priests:
108
  Total area:
3000Sq.km
Religious Priests:
46
 
Province:
Ranchi
Religious Sisters:
243
 
Region:
Jharkhand
Seminarians:
  Patron:
St. Patrick
  Languages: Hindi Sadri Khriya Oraon Mundari
  Civil States: Jharkhand: Gumla and part of Simdega
Contact Diocese Office :
Bishop's House Gumla Post - 835 207 Dist. Gumla JHARKHAND.
Telephone 1:
06524-22 32 28 / 06524-22 33 05
Fax:
22 33 05
 
E-Mail Office:
aloispaul@yahoo.com
Website:
 
Most Rev. Paul Alois Lakra, Bishops of Gumla
Name:
Most Rev. Paul Alois Lakra
Designation:
Bishops     Period: 2006-
Telephone (P):
06524-22 33 05
E-mail (P): aloispaul@yahoo.com
Other Present & Retired Ordinaries of the Diocese of Gumla
 
Pilgrim Centres in theDiocese of Gumla
 
Ecclesiastical Institutions
 
Social / Charitable Institutions / Care Centres
Educational Institutions
Parishes:
38
 
Hospitals:
2
   
Degree Colleges:
1
Major Seminaries:
 
Orphanages:
4
   
Technical Training Centres:
5
Minor Seminaries:
 
Special Schools:
   
High Schools:
32
Monastries:
 
Crèches:
   
Lower Primary Schools:
13
Convents:
 
Counselling Centres:
   
Presses & Media Centres:
Formation Houses:
7
 
Social Centres:
1
   
Professional Colleges:
Retreat Centres:
1
 
Dispensaries / Clinics:
29
   
Parallel Colleges:
 
Physically Challenged:
   
Higher Secondary :
2
       
Boarding Houses:
   
Upper Primary Schools:
29
       
HIV / AIDS Centres:
   
Nurseries/Pre-Primary :
1
       
De-addiction Centres:
       
          Aged & Destitute:        
     
       
History of the Diocese of Gumla
 
The Diocese of Gumla was erected on-May 28 1993-by Pope John Paul II with territory taken from the Archdiocese of Ranchi. The Catholic Diocese of Gumla consists of the civil sub-division of Gumla.

The Catholic population of this diocese comprises of-scheduled-tribes chiefly Kharias Mundas Oraons and Baraiks.

Most Rev. Michael Minj SJ was appointed the first Bishop of Gumla.-
Prelates of the Diocese of Gumla