Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Bangalore

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Archdiocese of Bangalore
Archidioecesis Bangalorensis
பெங்களூர் உயர்மறைமாவட்டம் / ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು ಆರ್ಚ್ಡಯಸೀಸ್
St. Francis Xavier's Cathedral, Bangalore front.jpg
Cathedral of St Francis Xavier
Country India
Ecclesiastical province Bangalore
Coordinates Coordinates: 12°59′34″N 77°36′41″E / 12.9926881°N 77.6112872°E / 12.9926881; 77.6112872
Area 29,950 km2 (11,560 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2012)
425,000 (1.4%)
Parishes 135
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Latin Rite or Roman rite
Established 13 February 1940
Cathedral St. Francis Xavier's Cathedral
Secular priests 1632
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Metropolitan Archbishop Bernard Moras
Emeritus Bishops Alphonsus Mathias Archbishop Emeritus (1986-1998)
Ignatius Paul Pinto Archbishop Emeritus (1998-2004)
Website of the Archdiocese

The Roman Catholic Metropolitan Archdiocese of Bangalore (Latin: Archidioecesis Bangalorensis) is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in India. It was erected as the Diocese of Bangalore on February 13, 1940 by Pope Pius XII, and elevated to the rank of a metropolitan archdiocese on September 19, 1953, with the suffragan sees of Belgaum, Bellary, Chikmagalur, Gulbarga, Karwar, Mangalore, Udupi, Mysore, and Shimoga.

The archdiocese's mother church and thus seat of its archbishop is the St. Francis Xavier's Cathedral; Bangalore also houses St. Mary's Basilica. Bernard Blasius Moras was appointed Archbishop of Bangalore by Pope John Paul II on July 22, 2004.

List of bishops and archbishops of Bangalore[edit]

Domes and crosses of the St. Francis Xavier's Cathedral seen against the Bangalore skyline
St. Francis Xavier's Cathedral

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