Roman Catholic Diocese of Tuticorin

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Diocese of Tuticorin
Dioecesis Tuticorensis
தூத்துக்குடி மறைமாவட்டம்
Location
Country India
Ecclesiastical province Madurai
Metropolitan Madurai
Deaneries 5
Statistics
Area 6,440 km2 (2,490 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2010)
2,590,000
421,820 (16.3%)
Parishes 111
Information
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Latin Rite
Established 12 June 1923
Cathedral Sacred Heart Cathedral in Thoothukudi
Patron saint Saint Francis Xavier
Saint Thérèse of Lisieux
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Yvon Ambrose
Metropolitan Archbishop Peter Fernando
Vicar General X.D. Selvaraj
Website
Website of the Diocese


The Roman Catholic Diocese of Tuticorin (Latin: Tuticoren(sis)) is a diocese located in the city of Tuticorin in the Ecclesiastical province of Madurai in India.

History[edit]

The first Latin indigenous bishop, Rt.Rev. Tiburtius Roach, is from this diocese only.

Special churches[edit]

Leadership[edit]

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