Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Agra

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There is a Bishop and Diocese of Agra in the United Church of North India.
Archdiocese of Agra
Archidioecesis Agraënsis
आगरा के सूबा
Agra, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.JPG
Location
Country India
Ecclesiastical province Agra
Statistics
Area 69,162 km2 (26,704 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2012)
29,188,000
17,032 (0.1%)
Information
Rite Latin Rite
Cathedral Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Agra
Patron saint Immaculate Conception [1]
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Metropolitan Archbishop Albert D'Souza
Website
Website of the Archdiocese

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Agra (Latin: Agraën(sis)) is a Latin Metropolitan archdiocese in northern India's Uttar Pradesh state.

Its cathedral episcopal see is located in the city of Agra.

History[edit]

Ordinaries[edit]

(all Latin Rite, till 1982 missionary members of a Latin Congergation)

Ecclesiastical Superiors of Hindustan

(not available : 1784 - 1820)

Apostolic Vicars of Tibet-Hindustan
  • Zenobio Benucci, Capuchin Franciscans (O.F.M. Cap.) (1820.08.29 – death 1824.06.24), Titular Bishop of Thermæ (1820.08.29 – 1824.06.24)
  • Antonio Pezzoni, O.F.M. Cap. (1826.01.27 – retired 1841), Titular Bishop of Hesbon (1826.01.27 – death 1844.10.13)
Apostolic Vicars of Agra
  • Giuseppe Antonio Borghi, O.F.M. Cap. (1842 – 1849.06.12), succeeding as former Coadjutor Vicar Apostolic of Tibet-Hindustan (1838.08.14 – 1842), remaining Titular Bishop of Bethsaida (1838.08.14 – 1849.11.05); later Bishop of Cortona (Italy) (1849.11.05 – death 1851.07.31)
  • Gaetano Carli, O.F.M. Cap. (1849.06.12 – retired 1856.12.07?), succeeding as former Coadjutor Vicar Apostolic of Agra (1842.08.23 – 1849.06.12), remaining Titular Bishop of Halmiros (1842.08.23 – 1887)
  • Angelicus Bedenik, O.F.M. Cap. (1861.06.01 – death 1866.11.02), Titular Bishop of Leuca (1861.06.01 – 1866.11.02)
  • Michelangelo Jacobi, O.F.M. Cap. (1868.02.09 – 1886.09.01 see below), Titular Bishop of Pentacomia (1868.02.09 – 1886.09.01)
Metropolitan Archbishops of Agra
  • Michelangelo Jacobi, O.F.M. Cap. (see above 1886.09.01 – death 1891.10.14)
  • Emmanuel Alfonso van den Bosch, O.F.M. Cap. (January 2, 1892 – April 27, 1897), previously Bishop of Lahore (Pakistan, then also British India) (1890.11.21 – 1892.01.02); emeritate as Titular Archbishop of Parium (1897.04.27 – 1921.10.17)
  • Charles Joseph Gentili, O.F.M. Cap. (August 27, 1898 – death January 6, 1917), previously Bishop of Allahabad (India) (1897.03.29 – 1898.08.27)
  • Angelo Raffaele Bernacchioni, O.F.M. Cap. (August 7, 1917 – death August 21, 1937)
  • Evangelista Latino Enrico Vanni, O.F.M. Cap. (August 21, 1937 – 1956), succeeding as former Coadjutor Archbishop of Agra (India) (1930 – 1937.08.21); previously Apostolic Vicar of Arabia (United Arab Emirates) (1916.04.15 – 1925) & Titular Archbishop of Tenedus (1916.04.15 – 1937.08.21); emeritate as Titular Archbishop of Bizya (1956 – 1962.05.09)
  • Dominic Romuald Basil Athaide, O.F.M. Cap. (February 29, 1956 – death June 26, 1982)
  • Cecil DeSa (November 11, 1983 – retired April 16, 1998), previously Bishop of Lucknow (India) (1971.06.05 – 1983.11.11)
  • Vincent Michael Concessao (November 5, 1998 – September 7, 2000), previously Titular Bishop of Mascula (1995.02.03 – 1998.11.05) & Auxiliary Bishop of Delhi (India) (1995.02.03 – 1998.11.05); later Vice-President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India (2000 – 2004), Metropolitan Archbishop of Delhi (2000.09.07 – 2012.11.30), Vice-President of Conference of Catholic Bishops of India (2007 – 2011)
  • Oswald Gracias (September 7, 2000 – October 14, 2006), also Second Vice-President of “Vox Clara” Committee (2002.04 – ...), President of Conference of Catholic Bishops of India (2005 – 2011.01.12); previously Titular Bishop of Bladia (1997.06.28 – 2000.09.07) & Auxiliary Bishop of Bombay (India) (1997.06.28 – 2000.09.07); later Metropolitan Archbishop of Bombay (India) (2006.10.14 – ...), created Cardinal-Priest of S. Paolo della Croce a Corviale (2007.11.24 [2008.05.10] – ...), Vice-President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India (2008.02.19 – 2010.03.01), President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India (2010.03.01 – 2014.02.12), President of Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences (2011.10.21 [2012.01.01] – ...), President of Conference of Catholic Bishops of India (2013.02 – ...), Member of Council of Cardinals to assist in the governance of the Universal Church and to reform the Roman Curia (2013.04.13 – ...)
  • Albert D’Souza (2007.02.16 – ...), also Secretary General of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India (2012.02 – ...); previously Bishop of Lucknow (India) (1992.11.21 – 2007.02.16)

Province[edit]

Its ecclesiastical province comprises the Metropolitan's own Archdiocese and the following Suffragan bishoprics, mostly Latin and two East Syrian Rite :

Parishes[edit]

St. John's Church Roorkee.
  • Cathedral of Imm. Conception
  • St. Mary’s Church, Agra
  • St. Patrick’s Church, Agra
  • St. Thomas Church, Agra, Sikandra
  • Our Lady of Fatima Mission, Ajaynagar
  • Holy Family Mission, Alampur Hauz
  • St. Fidelis’ Church, Aligarh
  • St. Michael’s Mission, Anupnagar
  • St. Francis Mission, Auraiya
  • Our Lady of Rosary Mission, Bastar
  • St. Peter’s Church, Bharatpur
  • St. Peter’s Mission, Bhimnagar
  • Catholic Church, Budaun
  • St. Gonsalo Garcia Church, Bulandshahr
  • St. Paul’s Catholic Church, Chhibramau
  • Our Lady of Pilar Church, Dholpur
  • St. Joseph’s Mission, NTPC, Dibyapur
  • St. Francis Xavier Church, Etah
  • Christ Church, Etawah
  • St. Anthony’s Church, Fatehgarh
  • St. John’s Church, Firozabad
  • St. Joseph’s Church, Greater Noida
  • St. Francis’ Church, Hathras
  • St. Joseph’s Church, Jahangirabad
  • Nishkalanka Mata Mission, Jaith
  • St. Peter's Mission, Jaswant Nagar
  • St. Mathew's Mission, Kannauj
  • St. Joseph’s Church, Kasganj
  • St. Anthony’s Church, Khora
  • St. Theresa’s Church, Kosi Kalan
  • St. Thomas’ Mission, Mainpuri
  • Sacred Heart Church, Mathura
  • St. Mary's Church, Noida
  • St. Dominic's Mission, Shikohabad
  • Holy Family Church, Tundla

References[edit]

  1. ^ Saints.SQPN.com

Sources and External links[edit]

Coordinates: 27°18′00″N 78°02′00″E / 27.3000°N 78.0333°E / 27.3000; 78.0333