Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Bangalore
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 February 13, 1940 by Pope Pius XII, and elevated to the rank of a metropolitan archdiocese on September 19, 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 March 19, 2018.