Roman Catholic Diocese of Buxar
|Diocese of Buxar
बक्सर के सूबा
|Area||11,298 km2 (4,362 sq mi)|
|(as of 2012)
|Cathedral||Cathedral of Mary Mother of Perpetual Help in Buxar|
|Patron saint||Our Lady of Perpetual Help|
|Metropolitan Archbishop||William D'Souza|
|Website of the Diocese|
The (Roman Catholic) Diocese of Buxar (Latin: Dioecesis Buxarensis) in India was created on December 12, 2005. It is a suffragan diocese of the Archdiocese of Patna. Its first bishop was William D'Souza. He was named archbishop of Archdiocese of Patna on October 1, 2007. The see was vacant till April 7, 2009, when Sebastian Kallupura was appointed. The parish church "Mary Mother of Perpetual Help" in Buxar is the cathedral for the diocese.
The diocese covers an area of 11,311 km² of the Patna state, comprising the districts Buxar, Bhojpur, Bhabua, and Rohtas. The territory was previously administrated by the Archdiocese of Patna. The Sone River marks the boundary between the dioceses Patna and Buxar to the southeast. Other dioceses bordering are Varanasi to the west, Muzaffarpur to the north, and Daltonganj to the south.
The total population in the diocese is 5,781,132, of which 15,745 are Catholic. The diocese is subdivided into 13 parishes.