Syro-Malabar Catholic Diocese of Jagdalpur

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Diocese of Jagdalpur
Dioecesis Iagdalpurensis
जगदलपुर के सूबा
Country India
Ecclesiastical province Raipur
Metropolitan Raipur
Area 39,176 km2 (15,126 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2009)
7,869 (0.3%)
Parishes 28
Denomination Syro-Malabar Catholic Church
Rite East Syrian Rite
Established 23 March 1972
Cathedral Cathedral of St Joseph in Jagdalpur
Patron saint Saint Joseph
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Major Archbishop George Alencherry
Bishop Joseph Kollamparampil
Metropolitan Archbishop Victor Henry Thakur
Emeritus Bishops Simon Stock Palathara Bishop Emeritus (1993-2013)
Website of the Diocese

The Syro-Malabar Catholic Diocese of Jagdalpur is a Roman Catholic diocese in India, under the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church. It came into existence when in 1977 it was raised to a diocese by Pope Paul VI by the Bull "Nobismetipsis" of February 26, Rt. Rev. Simon Stock Palathra CMI was ordained and installed as the first Bishop of Jagdalpur. On 2013 July 16, Pope Francis accepted the resignation from Bishop Simon Stock Palathara, CMI and appointed Rev. Joseph Kollamparampil, CMI as the new bishop.[1]


  1. ^ "Appointments, 16/07/2013". 

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