Roman Catholic Diocese of Shimoga

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Diocese of Shimoga
Dioecesis Shimogaensis
शिमोगा के सूबा
Sacred Heart Church, Shimoga.jpg
Sacred Heart Cathedral
Location
Country India
Ecclesiastical province Bangalore
Metropolitan Bangalore
Statistics
Area 21,405 km2 (8,265 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2010)
7,822,000
21,006 (0.3%)
Information
Rite Latin Rite
Cathedral Sacred Heart Cathedral in Shimoga
Patron saint Sacred Heart of Jesus
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Francis Serrao SJ
Metropolitan Archbishop Bernard Moras
Website
Website of the Diocese

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Shimoga (Latin: Shimogaen(sis)) is a diocese located in the city of Shimoga in the Ecclesiastical province of Bangalore in India.

History[edit]

  • 14 November 1988: Established as Diocese of Shimoga from the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Bangalore and Diocese of Chikmagalur

On 16 July 2012 Gerald Isaac Lobo was appointed as first bishop of the newly erected Diocese of Udupi and installed on 15 October 2012.

http://www.shimogadiocese.org/index.html

Leadership[edit]

  • Bishops of Shimoga (Latin rite)
    • Bishop Francis Serrao (ordained - 7 May 2014)
    • Bishop Gerald Isaac Lobo (20 March 2000 – 16 July 2012) (nominated bishop of Udupi)
    • Bishop Ignatius Paul Pinto (later Archbishop) (14 November 1988 – 10 September 1998)

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