Roman Catholic Diocese of Balasore

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Diocese of Balasore
Dioecesis Balasorensis
बालासोर के सूबा
Location
Country  India
Ecclesiastical province Cuttack–Bhubaneswar
Metropolitan Cuttack–Bhubaneswar
Statistics
Area 25,118 km2 (9,698 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2012)
8,974,200
23,643 (0.3%)
Parishes 39
Information
Rite Latin Rite
Cathedral Christ the King Cathedral in Balasore
Patron saint Christ the King
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Simon Kaipuram, C.M.
Metropolitan Archbishop John Barwa
Emeritus Bishops Thomas Thiruthalil Bishop Emeritus (1989-2013)
Website
Website of the Diocese

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Balasore (Latin: Balasoren(sis)) is a diocese located in the city of Balasore in the Ecclesiastical province of Cuttack–Bhubaneswar in India.

On Monday, December 9, 2013, Pope Francis accepted the resignation from the pastoral governance of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Balasore, presented by Bishop Thomas Thiruthalil, CM, in accordance with Canon 401.1 of the Latin rite Code of Canon Law. Pope Francis appointed as Bishop-elect of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Balasore, the Reverend Father Simon Kaipuram, C.M., who until then had been serving as Dean and Professor of Aquinas College of Gopalpur, India, in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Berhampur (based in Berhampur, India).

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Coordinates: 21°29′46″N 86°56′00″E / 21.4962°N 86.9334°E / 21.4962; 86.9334