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Roman Catholic Diocese of Dharmapuri

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Dharmapuri (Latin: Dharmapurien(sis)) is a diocese located in the city of Dharmapuri in the Ecclesiastical province of Pondicherry and Cuddalore in India.

Diocese of Dharmapuri

Dioecesis Dharmapuriensis

தர்மாபுரி மறைமாவட்டம்
Location
Country India
Ecclesiastical provincePondicherry and Cuddalore
MetropolitanPondicherry and Cuddalore
Statistics
Area9,622 km2 (3,715 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2013)
3,386,631
52,169 (1.8%)
Parishes33
Information
RiteLatin Rite
CathedralSacred Heart Cathedral in Dharmapuri
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopLawrence Pius Dorairaj
Metropolitan ArchbishopAntony Anandarayar
Vicar GeneralP. Xavier
Website
website of the Diocese

HistoryEdit

  • January 24, 1997: Established as Diocese of Dharmapuri from the Diocese of Salem

LeadershipEdit

ParishesEdit

Name Established Church Name
Adaikalapuram 1962 St. Mary's Church
B.Pallipatti 1930 Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Bagalur 1999 Don Bosco Mission
Bargur 1999 St.Antony's Church
Bommidi 1955 St. Antony's Church
Christupalayam 1932 Immaculate Conception Church
Dasarapalli 1955 Christ the King Church
Dharmapuri 1968 Sacred Heart Cathedral
Elathagiri 1901 Our Lady of Refuge Church
Harur 1979 Sacred Heart Church
Hosur - Divine Nagar 2013 Divine Nagar
Kadagathur 1988 St. Mary's Church
Kandikuppam 1979 Queen of Heaven Church
Kaveripattinam 2009 Shanti Matha Church
Kelamangalam 2000 Sacred Heart Church
Kethanahalli 2000 St. Francis Xavier's Church
Kovilur 2000 St. Xavier's Church
Krishnagiri 1930 Our Lady of Fatima Church
Mathagondapalli 1930 Sacred Heart Church
Mathigiri 1926 Our Lady of Health Church
Onnalvadi 2002 Our Lady Help of Christians Church
Palacode 1985 Christ the King Church
Pappireddipatti 2002 Our Lady of Health
Pochampalli 2005 Mission Church
Royakottai 1999 Our Lady of Lourdes Church
Sesurajapuram 1979 John De Britto Church
Shoolagiri 2005 Our Lady of Health Church
Sundampatti 1988 St. Anthony of Padua Church
Hosur - Sipcot 2000 St. Joseph's Church
Uthankarai 1982 St. Antony's Church
Visuvasampatti 1969 Our Lady of Lourdes Church

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