Diocese Information
Patron of the diocese : St. Francis Xavier
Date of its Erection : 17-May-73
First bishop : Most.Rev.S.Iruthayaraj D.D., DCL
Present bishop : Most. Rev. A. Jude Paulraj D.D., M.A
Area : 6102 sq.kml
Population : 26,77,649
Catholic : 1,28,098
Languages spoken : Tamil, English, Malayalam, Telugu
Number of parishes : 48
Total number of priests : 114
Diocesan priests : 81
Religious priests : 38
Religious brothers : 38
Religious sisters : 372
College of consultors : 8
Diocesan council of priests : 24
Number of vicariates : 5
Body members : 8
Trained catechists : 8
Paid catechists : 340
Voluntary catechists : 453
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