Roman Catholic Diocese of Udupi

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Diocese of Udupi
Dioecesis Udupiensis
उडुपी के सूबा
Milagres Church, Udupi
Milagres Church (Kallianpur) (Church of Our Lady of Miracles)
Country India
Territory Karnataka
Ecclesiastical province Bangalore
Metropolitan Bangalore
Deaneries 5
Coordinates Coordinates: 13°23′45″N 74°44′10″E / 13.3957286°N 74.7362242°E / 13.3957286; 74.7362242
Area 3,501 km2 (1,352 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2012)
106,149 (7.3%)
Parishes 47
Rite Latin Rite
Established October 2012
Cathedral Cathedral of Our Lady of the Miracles in Udupi
Patron saint Our Lady of Miracles
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Gerald Isaac Lobo
Metropolitan Archbishop Bernard Moras
Website of the Diocese
Udupi District in Karnataka

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Udupi (Latin: Dioecesis Udupiensis) is a diocese located in the city of Udupi in Karnataka, India. It was announced by Pope Benedict XVI on 16 July 2012. It comprises the three civil taluka of Udupi, Karkala, and Kundapura and suffragan of the Archdiocese of Bangalore. The diocese contains 47 parishes, and the parish church of Church of Our Lady of Miracles, also known as Milagres Church, at Kallianpur in Udupi district, is the Cathedral church of the dioecese.[1]


The Udupi district had been a part of Diocese of Mangalore since 1887. The diocese was inaugurated on 15 October 2012 by Apostolic Nuncio of India, Salvatore Pennacchio at Milagres Cathedral, Kallianpur. Bishop Gerald Isaac Lobo was appointed the first bishop of the diocese.[2][3]

The Catholics of this district are Mangalorean Catholics. The Udupi diocese is the 9th in the province, 14th diocese in the state and 166th diocese in the country and is a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Bangalore.[3]

Bishops of the Diocese of Udupi[edit]

Bishop Gerald Isaac Lobo (15 October 2012 – Present)

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