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Roman Catholic Diocese of Mysore

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Mysore (Latin: Mysurien(sis)) is a suffragan Latin diocese, in the Ecclesiastical province of Bangalore in southern India, yet depends on the missionary Roman Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples. Its cathedral episcopal see is St. Philomena’s Cathedral in the city of Mysore in Karnataka.

Diocese of Mysore
Dioecesis Mysuriensis
ಮೈಸೂರು ಧರ್ಮಕ್ಷೇತ್ರ
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Location
Country India
Ecclesiastical province Bangalore
Metropolitan Bangalore
Statistics
Area 21,051 km2 (8,128 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
9,840,500
94,500 (1.0%)
Information
Rite Latin Rite
Cathedral Cathedral of St Philomena in Mysore
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop K.A.William
Metropolitan Archbishop Peter Machado

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StatisticsEdit

As per 2014, it pastorally served 105,113 Catholics (1.0% of 10,056,000 total) on 21,051 km² in 77 parishes with 157 priests (114 diocesan, 43 religious), 1,224 lay religious (309 brothers, 915 sisters) and 19 seminarians.[1]

HistoryEdit

Episcopal ordinariesEdit

(all Latin Rite; until 1963 European members of a Latin missionary congregation)[1]

Apostolic Vicars of Mysore
Suffragan Bishops of Mysore
  • Jean-Yves-Marie Coadou, M.E.P. (see above 25 November 1886 – death 14 September 1890)
  • Eugène-Louis Kleiner, M.E.P. (born France) (14 September 1890 – retired 2 June 1910), succeeding as former Titular Bishop of Lyrba (1890.06.20 – 1890.09.14) as Coadjutor Bishop of Mysore (1890.06.20 – 1890.09.14); on emeritate Titular Bishop of Tlous (1910.06.17 – death 1915.08.19)
  • Augustin-François Baslé, M.E.P. (born France) (2 June 1910 – death 13 September 1915), succeeding as former Titular Bishop of Calynda (1905.12.15 – 1910.06.02) as Coadjutor Bishop of Mysore (1905.12.15 – 1910.06.02)
  • Hippolyte Teissier, M.E.P. (born France) (4 September 1916 – death 26 February 1922)
  • Maurice-Bernard-Benoit-Joseph Despatures, M.E.P. (born France) (21 June 1922 – 13 February 1940); next Bishop of Bangalore (India) (1940.02.13 – 1942.09.06), emeritate as Titular Bishop of Benda (1942.09.06 – death 1963.08.26)
  • René-Jean-Baptiste-Germain Feuga, M.E.P. (born France) (3 April 1941 – retired 20 November 1962), stayed on as Apostolic Administrator 20 November 1962 – 16 November 1963) while on emeritates as Titular Bishop of Fornos major (1962.11.20 – death 1964.01.27)
  • Sebastião Francisco Mathias Fernandes (first native incumbent) (16 November 1963 – death 9 May 1985)
  • Francis Michaelappa (from 22 December 1986 until his death on 17 March 1993)
  • Joseph Roy (19 December 1994 – retired 12 February 2003); died 2014
  • Thomas Antony Vazhapilly (12 February 2003 – retired 25 January 2017)
  • Kannikadass William Antony (25 January 2017–present)

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