Roman Catholic Diocese of Rajshahi

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Diocese of Rajshahi

Dioecesis Raishahiensis

রাজশাহী এর বিশপের এলাকা
Location
CountryBangladesh
Ecclesiastical provinceDhaka
MetropolitanDhaka
Statistics
Area18,063 km2 (6,974 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
29,190,000
59,630 (0.4%)
Information
DenominationRoman Catholic
RiteLatin Rite
Established21 May 1990
CathedralCathedral of Christ the Redeemer in Rajshahi
Patron saintGood Shepherd
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopGervas Rozario
Metropolitan ArchbishopPatrick D'Rozario

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Rajshahi (Latin: Dioecesis Raishahiensis) is a diocese located in the city of Rajshahi in the Ecclesiastical province of Dhaka in Bangladesh.[1] [2]

History[edit]

Leadership[edit]

  • Bishops of Rajshahi (Roman rite)
    • Bishop Gervas Rozario (January 15, 2007 – present)
    • Bishop Paulinus Costa (later Archbishop) (January 11, 1996 – July 9, 2005)
    • Bishop Patrick D’Rozario, C.S.C. (later Archbishop) (May 21, 1990 – February 3, 1995)

Information[edit]

  • High School = 3

St. Louis High School, Jonail, Natore, Bangladesh. St. Joseph High School and College, Bonpara, Natore, Bangladesh. St. Rita's High School, Chatmohor, Pabna, Bangladesh.

  • Primary School = 17
  • Parish = 19
  • Seminary = 1
  • Health Center = 13

Prominent Persons[edit]

  1. Denis C Baskey, Director, Caritas Rajshahi Region
  2. William Atul Kuluntunu, Joint Sectary (OSD), Ministry of Entailment

References[edit]

Coordinates: 24°22′48″N 88°34′18″E / 24.3801°N 88.5716°E / 24.3801; 88.5716