Roman Catholic Diocese of Eluru

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Diocese of Eluru
Dioecesis Eluruensis
ఏలూరు డియోసెస్
Location
Country  India
Ecclesiastical province Visakhapatnam
Metropolitan Visakhapatnam
Statistics
Area 6,880 km2 (2,660 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2006)
7,867,781
281,531 (3.6%)
Information
Denomination Roman Catholic
Sui iuris church Latin Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established 9 December 1976
Cathedral Amalodbhavi Cathedral in Eluru
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Jaya Rao Polimera
Metropolitan Archbishop Prakash Mallavarapu

The Diocese of Eluru comprises the whole of West Godavari district and the Mandals of Amalapuram, Kothapeta, Rajole and Mummidivaram of East Godavari in Andhra Pradesh, India. This territory was formed from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Vijayawada and was erected into a Diocese by Pope Paul VI on December 9, 1976.[1]

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Diocese of Eluru". Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved 21 January 2015. 

Coordinates: 16°42′51″N 81°05′06″E / 16.7143°N 81.0849°E / 16.7143; 81.0849