Roman Catholic Diocese of Dharmapuri

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Diocese of Dharmapuri
Dioecesis Dharmapuriensis
धर्मपुरी के सूबा
Location
Country India
Ecclesiastical province Pondicherry and Cuddalore
Metropolitan Pondicherry and Cuddalore
Statistics
Area 9,622 km2 (3,715 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2013)
3,386,631
52,169 (1.8%)
Parishes 33
Information
Rite Latin Rite
Cathedral Sacred Heart Cathedral in Dharmapuri
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Lawrence Pius Dorairaj
Metropolitan Archbishop Antony Anandarayar
Vicar General P. Xavier
Website
website of the Diocese

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.

History[edit]

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

Leadership[edit]

  • Bishops of Dharmapuri (Latin Rite)
    • Bishop Joseph Anthony Irudayaraj, S.D.B. (January 24, 1997 – January 13, 2012)
    • Bishop Lawrence Pius Dorairaj (since January 13, 2012)

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