Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Delhi
|Archdiocese of Delhi|
दिल्ली के सूबा
|Area||15,420 km2 (5,950 sq mi)|
|(as of 2013)|
|Established||13 April 1937|
|Cathedral||Sacred Heart Cathedral, New Delhi|
|Metropolitan Archbishop||Anil Joseph Thomas Couto|
|Emeritus Bishops||Vincent Concessao Archbishop Emeritus (2000-2012)|
|Website of the Archdiocese|
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Delhi (Latin: Delhien(sis)) is a Latin rite Metropolitan archdiocese in northern India, yet depends on the missionary Roman Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples.
- September 13, 1910: Established as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Simla, on territory split off from the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Agra and Diocese of Lahore.
- April 13, 1937: Renamed as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Delhi and Simla.
- June 4, 1959: Renamed as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Delhi, having lost territory to establish as suffragan the Diocese of Simla.
As per 2014, it pastorally served 115,300 Catholics (0.4% of 26,810,000 total) on 15,420 km² in 60 parishes and 4 missions with 301 priests (130 diocesan, 171 religious), 1,006 lay religious (391 brothers, 615 sisters) and 25 seminarians.
(all Latin Rite)
- BIOS TO ELABORATE
- Metropolitan Archbishops of Simla
- Archbishop Anselm Edward John Kenealy, Capuchin Franciscans (O.F.M. Cap.) (December 21, 1910 – January 13, 1936 see below)
- Metropolitan Archbishops of Delhi and Simla
- Silvestro Patrizio Mulligan, O.F.M. Cap. (April 13, 1937 – death August 16, 1950), retired Titular Archbishop of Cyrrhus (1950.08.16 – 1950.10.23)
- Apostolic Administrator Father John Burke (1950 – April 12, 1951) (later Bishop)
- Joseph Alexander Fernandes (April 12, 1951 – June 4, 1959)
- Metropolitan Archbishops of Delhi
- Joseph Alexander Fernandes (June 4, 1959 – September 16, 1967)
- Angelo Innocent Fernandes (September 16, 1967 – November 19, 1990)
- Alan Basil de Lastic (November 19, 1990 – June 20, 2000)
- Vincent Michael Conçessao (September 7, 2000 – November 30, 2012)
- Auxiliary Bishop: Franco Mulakkal (2009.01.17 – 2013.06.13)
- Anil José Tomas Couto (November 30, 2012 – ...)
- Roman Catholic Diocese of Jammu–Srinagar
- Roman Catholic Diocese of Jalandhar
- Roman Catholic Diocese of Simla and Chandigarh
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