Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Bangalore
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The Roman Catholic Metropolitan Archdiocese of Bangalore (Latin: Archidioecesis Bangalorensis) is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in India. It was erected as the Diocese of Bangalore on 13 February 1940 by Pope Pius XII, and elevated to the rank of a metropolitan archdiocese on 19 September 1953, with the suffragan sees of Belgaum, Bellary, Chikmagalur, Gulbarga, Karwar, Mangalore, Udupi, Mysore, and Shimoga.
|Archdiocese of Bangalore
Cathedral of St Francis Xavier
|Area||29,950 km2 (11,560 sq mi)|
|(as of 2012)
|Rite||Latin Rite or Roman rite|
|Established||13 February 1940|
|Cathedral||St. Francis Xavier's Cathedral|
|Metropolitan Archbishop||Peter Machado|
Alphonsus Mathias (1986-1998)
|Website of the Archdiocese|
The archdiocese's mother church and thus seat of its archbishop is the St. Francis Xavier's Cathedral; Bangalore also houses St. Mary's Basilica. Peter Machado was appointed Archbishop of Bangalore by Pope Francis on 19 March 2018.