Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Delhi

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Delhi (Latin: Delhien(sis)) is a Latin Church Metropolitan archdiocese of the Catholic Church in northern India.

Archdiocese of Delhi

Archidioecesis Delhiensis

दिल्ली के सूबा
Sacred Heart Cathedral (New Delhi).jpg
Country India
TerritoryNew Delhi
Ecclesiastical provinceDelhi
Area15,420 km2 (5,950 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 2013)
112,348 (0.4%)
DenominationCatholic Church
Sui iuris churchLatin Church
RiteRoman Rite
Established13 April 1937
CathedralSacred Heart Cathedral, New Delhi
Patron saintSacred Heart of Jesus
Secular priests259
Current leadership
Metropolitan ArchbishopAnil Joseph Thomas Couto
Auxiliary BishopsDeepak Valerian Tauro
Bishops emeritusVincent Concessao
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Website of the Archdiocese

Its cathedral archiepiscopal see is Sacred Heart Cathedral, in the national capital city of New Delhi


  • 13 September 1910: Established as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Simla, on territory split off from the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Agra and Diocese of Lahore.
  • 13 April 1937: Renamed as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Delhi and Simla.
  • 4 June 1959: Renamed as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Delhi, having lost territory to establish as suffragan the Diocese of Simla.

Pope John Paul II made two papal visits, in February 1986 and November 1999.


As of 2014, the diocese served 115,300 Catholics (0.4% of the total population of 26,810,000) in 15,420 square kilometres (5,950 sq mi), with 60 parishes and 4 missions. Personnel consisted of 301 priests (130 diocesan, 171 religious), 1,006 lay religious (391 brothers, 615 sisters) and 25 seminarians.[citation needed]


(all Latin Church)

Metropolitan Archbishops of Simla
Metropolitan Archbishops of Delhi and Simla
Metropolitan Archbishops of Delhi

Ecclesiastical provinceEdit

Delhi's ecclesiastical province comprises the Metropolitan's own archdiocese and the following suffragan dioceses:

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Coordinates: 28°37′43″N 77°12′24″E / 28.6285°N 77.2067°E / 28.6285; 77.2067